Show & Tell: RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles Brings Mop Top Mania to Appleton
Put your dancing shoes on and take a trip
down memory lane with RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles when Beatle mania makes a
stop at the Fox Cities P.A.C. in Appleton this weekend.
The multimedia Beatles experience is
complete with large screens transporting the audience back to “the good old
days” with the images and sounds of the phenomenon that was the Beatles during
a volatile and pivotal time for the world and our country.
The living documentary of RAIN gives
audience members the opportunity to experience iconic times in American history
no matter what their age. Although this reviewer had yet to be born, this thirty-year-old
feels as if she had a seat in the Ed Sullivan Theater for the Beatles American
debut and as if she stormed the field during the concert at Shea Stadium.
RAIN inspires its audience members to truly
experience the Beatles. There were young and old fans alike on their feet
singing and dancing. There were girls crying and screaming, although most of
them were no longer girls but women who had been transported back to a time
they had thought they lost.
RAIN band members Steve Landes, Joey
Curatolo, Joe Bithorn, Ralph Castelli and Mark Beyer have been living,
breathing and preforming everything Beatles their entire lives - and it shows.
They execute not only every note, but every head bob, sway and toe tap so seamlessly
that at times it is almost eerie.
Playing a complete songbook of Beatles
favorites, RAIN is an all-around crowd pleaser. Mega fans and younger Beatles
novices alike are guaranteed to leave the theater with a few favorites stuck in