The Beatles invasion is alive and well and headed to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center this week. RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles starts it’s week long run Tuesday, March 30th and runs until Sunday, April 4th.
The award-winning Beatles production makes its debut for 8 shows only. In a show the Denver Post calls “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles,” RAIN boasts a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, ranging from such beloved songs as “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude” to classic hits including “Revolution” and “Come Together.”
RAIN covers the Fab Four from their very first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album, through the psychedelic late 60s and their long-haired hippie, hard-rocking rooftop days. RAIN is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience…a fusion of historical footage and hilarious television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.
For the four longtime band members – Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr) and Steve Landes (John Lennon), with a little help from their friend Mark Lewis (keyboards, percussion) – the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, RAIN has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance. All the music is performed live, with no pre-recorded tapes or sequences.
The story of RAIN actually begins in the mid 1970s when keyboardist Mark Lewis joined forces with four other local musicians who together formed the band that was originally called “Reign” and played throughout the Los Angeles/Orange County, CA area. With their mutual love for the music of The Beatles, Reign was in demand to play Beatles music and rode an enormous wave of nostalgia for the band that had broken up in 1970. Before long they had built a strong devoted following in and around Los Angeles. Following numerous misspellings in the media and advertising, “Reign” became RAIN (also the title of a 1966 Beatles single). A big break came for RAIN when Dick Clark hired them to record the music for the 1979 made-for-TV movie Birth of the Beatles.
"As close to a genuine Beatles experience as is possible in the present day." –Buffalo News
“RAIN follows the legacy with an unmatched accuracy and attention to detail. In addition, there’s a multi-media, multi-dimensional production featuring set and costume changes, video screens and historical footage from the 60s, making the concert a truly stunning visual experience.” –Deleware Times
You won’t want to miss this limited engagement. A Beatles experience for young and old alike. This is a time to remember where you were and to be introduced to the music that changed the world.
Show Times: March 30 – April 1 at 7:30pm; April 3 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm; April 4 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Tickets available at Tulsa PAC Box Office, or by calling the PAC ticket office, (918) 596-7111.