The BEATLES are coming to Milwaukee!

I am not quite sure why there is a sudden renaissance of Beatles music in Milwaukee this year and next but here are the facts!

photograph by Robert Freeman used as cover art for the Beatles first Capitol album, Meet the Beatles!

Starting tonight, the Milwaukee Ballet is presenting a live in person program in their Baumgartner Center for Dance entitled Encore (info and tickets here). One of the pieces features Trey McIntyre’s A Day in The Life, set to the music of The Beatles. Encore runs from today June 3, 2021 through June 13, 2021. Beyond the typical excitement around the ballet being back on stage…the BEATLES…insert screams here.

And as previously announced, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater will be presenting William Shakespeare’s As You Like It next February 15 to March 20, 2022 in their Quadracci Powerhouse Theater AND as the Rep warns us: “Interwoven into Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, the production features over 20 Beatles songs performed live including “She Loves You,”“I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Let It Be.” Audiences will be rolling with laughter and singing along to some of the best songs ever written”…the Beatles…insert screams here!

So find your old Beatle boots, your Carnaby Street duds, and get your wig hat on your head…and maybe bring a few cough drops to assuage a sore throat (but unwrap them before the curtain goes up!)

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