Shake Rattle & Roll 2012: '50s and '60s Rock and Roll Celebration
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The last date listed for Shake Rattle & Roll 2012: A Tribute to the '50s and '60s Rock and Roll Celebration was Saturday March 31, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from Vanita Hartmann
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I thought it was "quite" good and definitely has the potential of being a "very good" show. The first few numbers didn't really excite me, but the band seemed to warm up and get better with each song.
Here's what I didn't like:
The wigs were outrageous. Certainly, they could come up with wigs for a better likeness of the singers they were impersonating.
Some of the songs were just o.k., some were very good, some needed improvement. Volume was good (not too loud) but seemed to get louder toward the end with the faster-paced songs.
Why not end the show with a really spectacular song (like "SHOUT") and invite the audience to stand up and dance?
Also, more audience participation would make it more fun. Invite someone to get up on stage.
Overall, this show was a good value for the price. I would like to see it worked on and improved. Then I would definitely go again.
It’s a salute to the music legends and greatest hits of the ’50s and ’60s presented in a live stage musical format. The Cruisin Oldies Show Band, fronted by tribute artists Mark W. Curran and Tom Haney, keeps the audience singing, clapping and laughing in this non-stop exciting show, which includes multiple costume changes and a unique, radio style narrative that tells the history of rock and roll — as it happened!
The ‘50s segment includes great songs like “Rock Around The Clock,” “16 Candles,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “All Shook Up,” “Pretty Woman,” Peggy Sue" and “The Twist” — even an affectionate send up of “Grease!” Artists include Elvis, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Dion and the Belmonts and Chubby Checker. There’s also a nostalgic look back at the at the great doo-wop and street corner harmony groups that built the foundation of rock and roll.
Then it’s a tribute to “The Swingin’ Sixties” presenting the greatest hits of the era from the British Beat to psychedelia — then revs into overdrive with a special salute to Sixties supergroups like The Beatles (“Twist and Shout,”) The Beach Boys (“I Get Around”) and the Four Seasons (“Sherry”).