Superstition dictates that instead of wishing actors "good luck," you should tell them to "break a leg" or "stir me with your acting, you beautiful beast." Be moved with this GrouponLive deal to see Backbeat–The Birth of the Beatles at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. For $69, you get one ticket for reserved seating in rows AA-U of the orchestra or rows A-G of the lower balcony. Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, August 31, at 8 p.m. (up to a $126.50 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, September 1, at 2 p.m. (up to a $126.50 value, including all fees)
- Saturday, September 1, at 8 p.m. (up to a $137.50 value, including all fees)
- Sunday, September 2, at 2 p.m. (up to a $126.50 value, including all fees)
Before they were the Fab Four, The Beatles were five lads from Liverpool who had no idea they'd change the face of music. Based on the 1994 movie, Backbeat explores the early days of the rock phenomenon in a stage show brimming with energy and classic songs such as “Twist and Shout” and “Love Me Do”, all wrapped up in a romantic drama directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux.
Primarily set in the red-light district of Hamburg, where the early incarnation of The Beatles paid their dues in smoky dives, the origin story centers on the close friendship between John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe in the days before the band's heyday. Known to many as The Lost Beatle for his constant difficulty finding stage left, Sutcliffe was the original bass player for The Beatles and John Lennon's right-hand man. Seemingly inseparable, the bosom buddies experience a rift when Stu falls for the enchanting German photographer Astrid Kirchherr, even as Kirchherr helps create the band's famous mop-top image. Designed to engage even those who think the rock 'n' roll fad will soon end, Backbeat takes a studied look at who The Beatles were and what they could have been.
The story of historic cultural icons harmonizes nicely with the Royal Alexandria Theatre, in operation as an opulent Edwardian jewel box with stellar sightlines for more than a century. Its period details of imported marble, gilded plaster, and crystal chandeliers-if not the basement ice pit that let the theatre's original operators tout air-conditioning long before modern HVAC technology existed-remain intact.
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