Rain: A Must-See for Beatles Fanatics


(L to R) Joey Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli and Steve Landes in the Broadway Sacramento presentation of “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. Photo by Cyllavon Tiedemann.

Last night the Sacramento Community Center Theater was home to the ultimate British invasion, Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles. I attended this performance not really knowing what to expect. Was this going to be a rock concert? Was it going to be a musical with a storyline? Or was it simply going to be a walk down memory lane for the over-60 crowd? Honestly, it was all of the above and so much more. This is the closest you’ll ever get to hear the Fab Four live in concert. In fact, the show is so good that you may even forget that you are not watching the real thing.

The members of Rain performed flawlessly as our beloved Beatles for just over two hours. They first made their appearance in black tailored suits singing early favorites like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Love Me Do”, interspersed with vintage photos and footage of TV appearances and crazed fangirls from the group’s early years. After intermission, the late ‘60s came alive with performances of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “All You Need is Love” and “Revolution.” Reflecting the band’s spiritual awakening, Rain members then sported long hair, bright jackets and glasses underneath the psychedelic mood lighting. The second act when the crowd was really “feeling it”: the entire audience sang along, danced and took wistful walks down the peace and love-packed memory lane.

Rain’s tribute to the Beatles was spot on — Fab Four fans of any age will enjoy this tribute. If you don’t have your tickets yet, there’s still time. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles is here in Sacramento through Sunday, March 22. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

For tickets and showtimes, visit its Sacramento365.com event page.

***This review was written by Sacramento365.com contributor, Alyssa S. Green.


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