Spirit of the Fab Four still lives on

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

After staging some of the best international shows, the Johannesburg Civic Theatre has kicked off the 2009 calendar with an exciting show, Beatlemania Tour.

The show opened on Tuesday and is on until February 15.

Beatlemania is the inspiring story of the famous English rock and pop group The Beatles.

The story introduces you to the style and fashion of their entire music. The Beatles, though a prototypical boy-band when they first started out, ended up being one of the most influential bands of all time. Though the group's time together didn't last long, their music has lived longer than anyone could have predicted.

Employing authentic Beatles instruments, amplifiers and costumes, coupled with faithful renditions of everyone's favourite Beatles classics, the show recreates the spirit of the Fab Four in ways that have audiences raving about them.

Musically no detail has been overlooked to recreate the true sound and excitement of The Beatles, with every song performed totally live and in its original key. The presentation is as close to the real thing as you can imagine.

Beatlemania takes you on a nostalgic and romantic musical journey with hits such as Strawberry Fields Forever, Let It Be, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, Ticket To Ride, Hey Jude, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and many more.

Beatlemania is performed by Chris Frazer as John Lennon, Cameron Charters as Paul McCartney, Paul Green as George Harrison, and Michael Brady as Ringo Starr.