A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to BritBeat – A Tribute to The Beatles (up to a $42.50 value)
- When: Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Valentine Theatre
- Seating: orchestra or dress circle
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
BritBeat – A Tribute to The Beatles
BritBeat performing "Magical Mystery Tour" at Mandalay Bay
When channeling The Beatles, BritBeat recreates the sound, accents, clothing, and mop-tops that helped define the world's most legendary rock band. So thorough are they in recreating the Fab Four, that in 2006, they performed with Pete Best himself. Best gave "my best to BritBeat" after thanking the group "for making our concert together such a great success."
Evidently, audiences share Best's satisfaction with the band, who travel the nation during busy tours that spotlight every era of The Beatles' existence. Concert photos show the group cycling through the gray Nehru jackets of the poppier early days, the psychedelic colors of the more experimental later years, and the fake bat wings of the ill-advised metal period. As BritBeat plays, colossal projections dazzle the crowd with album artwork, swirling rainbow patterns, and Beatles footage.
At 116 years old, the Valentine Theatre has seen its own curtain endlessly rise and fall. That much time takes its toll on a venue, and so the Toledo Cultural Arts Center embarked on a 21-year mission to return the theater to its former glory, with a grand reopening in 1999. The Valentine now plays home to such local artists as the Toledo Symphony, the Toledo Opera, and the Toledo Ballet. The red and white of the main performance space evoke the nostalgic feel of classic theaters and antique candy canes, and eyes are further indulged by a twinkling chandelier and a massive “V” positioned above the stage.