27 September, 2012Print
The Rascals To Reunite For First Public Shows In 40 Years With Steven Van Zandt/Marc Brickman-Produced 'Once Upon A Dream'
Concert/Theatrical Event To Debut At The Capitol Theatre Dec 13-15
The Rascals' original lineup—Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli, and Gene Cornish—will reunite for their first public performances in 40 years with "Once Upon A Dream," a combination concert/theatrical event produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group, the Olympics). Set for a three-night run Dec 13-15 at the newly-reopened Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, the shows 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. Check out the show's Kickstarter page for a video from Van Zandt: http://kck.st/SQ8xhU
"More than just a comeback or reunion, the show will remind audiences how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically important the Rascals' music is," explains Van Zandt. "Their music was unique not only in its greatness, but through their hit singles they told the entire story of the sixties." "Once Upon a Dream" will take full advantage of The Capitol Theatre's unparalleled sound and projection capabilities, with never-before-seen elements of staging and lighting design from Brickman, a premier visual artist whose resume includes Roger Waters' recent 'The Wall' tour.
Tickets will go on sale Sept 28 via http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com.
ABOUT THE RASCALS:
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."
ABOUT THE CAPITOL THEATRE:
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."
For more information, please contact Carrie Tolles (email@example.com), Anthony D'Amato (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Matt Hanks (email@example.com) at Shore Fire Media, 718.522.7171.