Beatles Mania

Embark on a magical mystery tour of the tumultuous ’60s through the music of the Beatles in When We Were FaB, a unique opportunity to see beloved songs -- from the early innocence of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” through the complex, heady tunes of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and beyond -- performed on stage.

“We wanted to create live music that they created for their records but was never intended to be performed live,” says the show’s co-creator, Ken Weiss. “We wanted to create the magic of seeing them live and the magic of the music, which is the soundtrack to so many people’s lives.”

FaB combines musical re-creations of the Beatles’ most recognizable hits with newsreel footage to paint a portrait of one of the most important eras in modern history. “When we look at the Beatles on stage through their whole career, we can really see how the progression of that era was so profound for us — and the music is the soundtrack,” Weiss explains. “In the same way, you could have somebody up there just narrating a history of the 1960s, but it’s much more entertaining and much more visceral to do it through the music.”

The show kicks off April 30 at 8 p.m. and runs through May 31 at the New Denver Civic Theatre, 721 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets are $39.50, with family and group discounts available. Purchase tickets at King Soopers, the Denver Civic box office or via For more information, including showtimes, call 303-309-3773 or visit
Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m. Starts: April 30. Continues through May 31, 2009

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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