Direct from Broadway and London’s West End, the international hit production Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles made its North American debut with an eight-week U.S. and Canadian tour during the Spring of 2015. Now, the celebrated show that has been seen by over two million people worldwide is introducing a brand new production for the 2016 touring season, which will close out the Waterbury Palace Theater’s 2015-2016 Webster Broadway Series with three performances, Apr. 15-16, 2016.
In this all new stage show produced by Annerin Productions, LET IT BE brings Beatles fans the reunion concert they never got to experience by taking them back in time to October 9, 1980, on what would have been John Lennon’s 40th Birthday. For one night only, the Fab Four reunite on stage after a decade apart to relive the past from Ed Sullivan to Abbey Road and perform everyone’s favorite hits including “Hard Day’s Night,” “Day Tripper,” “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Twist and Shout,” and “Strawberry Fields,” plus classic songs most fans never saw performed live like “Back in the USSR,” “Live and Let Die,” “Hey Jude,” “Helter Skelter,” and “Paperback Writer.”
The original production of LET IT BE, which established itself as one of the West End’s most popular shows and recently celebrated its 1000th performance, showcased the music of the world’s most successful rock ’n’ roll band and charted the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, and onto their later studio masterpieces.
Tickets for the new production range in price from $50 to $65 and can be purchased online at palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury. Patrons attending the Friday evening performance on April 15, are invited to join Verbena Catering for a four-course pre-fixe dinner in the theater’s Poli Club before the show at 6 p.m. Dinner is $62.50 per person, which includes tax, service fees, coffee, and tea. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.