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‘Come Together’ for Beatles tribute show at the Colonial Theatre Feb. 6-8

BOSTON ? The award-winning production “RAIN ? The Beatles Experience” will rock The Colonial Theatre in Boston Feb. 6-8.”RAIN” covers the Fab Four’s journey from their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance through the Abbey Road album.It is a multi-media, multi-dimensional experience ? a fusion of historical footage and television commercials from the 1960s lights up video screens and live cameras zoom in for close-ups.The four longtime band members – Joey Curatolo (Paul McCartney), Joe Bithorn (George Harrison), Ralph Castelli (Ringo Starr) and Steve Landes (John Lennon), with a little help from their friend Mark Lewis (keyboards, percussion) – the music is first and foremost. For more than two decades, Rain has distinguished itself by focusing on details, always being faithful to The Beatles with the ultimate goal of delivering a perfect note-for-note performance.The show includes a repertoire of nearly 200 Beatlemaniac favorites, including “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude” and “Come Together.””RAIN” is getting rave reviews from the toughest critics including Sid Bernstein, who was responsible for bringing the Beatles to America.While his name is not as well known as that of the Fab Four, Bernstein gathered quite a crowd in 2006 when the show opened in Boston.Bernstein, 88, lives in Manhattan, said it is a show not to be missed.”The first night I saw them I thought my God they are the closest thing I’ve ever seen to the boys (Beatles),” he said. “Everyone was bopping around in their seats. Thoughts of Shea Stadium flooded my mind. This group could excite 55,000 people playing the music that now belongs to the world?music that so many of us live our lives by. For those who were lucky enough to see The Beatles live, this is a tremendous opportunity to relive that time. For those who haven’t, welcome to “RAIN.”Landes, who said he has been a lifelong Beatles fan, said Bernstein’s praise of the show means a lot because the history of the Beatles would have been very different if Bernstein had brought the group to America when he did.Landes said the Beatles are as relevant today as they were when they made their debut because their message is timeless.”If You Go?Tickets for the show range from $33 to 60 and are available at the Opera House Box Office, 539 Washington Street and The Colonial Theatre Box Office, 106 Boylston Street. Tickets are also available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 617-931-2787.

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