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16 October, 2012Print

The Capitol Theatre Adds Three Dates For The Rascals' 'Once Upon A Dream' Concert/Theatrical Event 12/20-22

Steven Van Zandt/Marc Brickman-Produced Show Sells Out Initial Run 12/13-15
The Capitol Theatre has confirmed three additional dates (12/20-22) for "Once Upon A Dream," the combination concert/theatrical event featuring The Rascals' first public performances in 40 years with the band's original lineup—Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, and Gene Cornish. The additional shows follow a sold out initial run of three nights (12/13-15) for the show, which is produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group, the Olympics). The event's Kickstarter has raised over $80,000 towards its goal of $100,000 since it launched, and fans can contribute until Oct 24 here:

"We are thrilled that the tickets went so fast for the first three rascals shows,” said event producer, Steven Van Zandt. “The success of the Kickstarter campaign confirms the enthusiasm of the audience, not only wanting to see this historic band, but in wanting to actually participate in the production."

'Once Upon A Dream' will feature a complete concert performance by the band combined with the history of the group told through archival footage, narration, and dramatic film segments viewed on the latest LED screen technology. Tickets for the newly announced shows will go on sale Friday 10/19 at noon est via

Bred in the post-Twist New Jersey/New York/Long Island club scenes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rascals are one of the most influential and artistically important American bands in Rock and Roll history, leading the way for everything from blue-eyed soul to folk rock to protest music with their blend of pop melodies soulful R&B muscle. Though they never brandished their politics like some bands of the era, the Rascals truly lived theirs, fighting discrimination by demanding African-American artists appear on the bill at each of their concerts. The band released numerous top ten singles in the mid- and late-1960s, including the #1 hits "Good Lovin,'" "Groovin,'" and "People Got to Be Free."

Designed by celebrated architect Thomas Lamb in 1926 and listed in The National Register of Historic Places, the theatre is located approximately 30 miles from NYC, conveniently accessible by I-95 and only one block from the Port Chester Metro North train station. In its distinguished history, the 1,835-capacity theatre has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Derek and the Dominos, Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, Santana, Black Sabbath, Iggy Pop, and many more. Following a transformative renovation under the guidance of music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands, Relix, U2 3D), the theatre reopened as a rock palace on Sep 4, 2012, with a performance by Bob Dylan. The New York Times raved, "a rock theater that looks and sounds as good as the Capitol is something to celebrate," while Billboard agreed that "the lavishly decorated theater -- filled with mirrors, chandeliers and painstakingly restored detail -- looks absolutely stunning, and sounds even better."
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