Tuesday, February 28, 2012

“Jake & Elwood” Bring Night of Music and Comedy to Palace Theater

Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as “Jake” and “Elwood” in the Official Blues Brothers Revue. Photo courtesy of the Palace
The Official Blues Brothers Revue bursts onto stage at the Palace Theater inWaterbury, Saturday, March 24, at 8 pm for a one-of-a-kind stage show that faithfully recreates the magic of the infamous Blues Brothers. 

Tickets for the show, which is sponsored by Naugatuck Saving Bank, are $55, $45, or $35 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org or in person at the Box Office,100 East Main Street inWaterbury.  Groups of 15 or more qualify for discounted rates and should call the Group Sales hotline at 203-346-2011.

Before the show, guests are welcome to attend a 6 pm preshow dinner in the Palace’s Poli Club, located on the mezzanine level of the theater.  The pre-fixed, three-course meal is $40 per member and $50 per non-member, which includes tax service fees, coffee, and tea. A cash bar is also available. Seating is limited, and reservations can be made when purchasing tickets through the Box Office.

Currently on a 60-city, coast-to-coast national tour, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is a rollicking show featuring a band of crack blues musicians and singers from the U.S. and Canada with all the soul, skill and playfulness of the original Blues Brothers Band. Veteran blues artists Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty star as “Jake” and “Elwood,” the iconic characters originally played by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi in the 1980 film that made blues fans out of millions of rockers.  The hit movie was a loveable tale of redemption about a pair of overage juvenile delinquents, who set out to save the Catholic orphanage where they grew up from the tax man. Together they start a rhythm and blues band aptly titled, “The Blues Brothers,” and organize a benefit concert to raise $5,000 to pay off the debt. 

Based on the popular film, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is officially sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and the John Belushi Estate, and revives many of the original band’s staples including “She Caught The Katy,” “Shake A Tail Feather,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “I Can’t Turn You Loose,” and “Soul Man,”along with a host of other tunes from the five popular albums recorded by Belushi and Aykroyd.

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