Shadowbox Live will pay homage to the four most famous mop tops in history.
“Legends from Liverpool,” an ode to the Beatles, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at 503 S. Front St. in Columbus’ Brewery District.
The show relates the personal journeys of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and tells how they came together to create one of most popular and critically acclaimed musical groups in the world, said Jimmy Mak, the show’s creator.
It will be performed at 7:30 p.m. select Thursdays and 2 and 7 p.m. select Sundays through April 26. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, military members and seniors, and they are available at shadowboxlive.org.
“Legends from Liverpool” will be narrated, and video vignettes will be played between songs, Mak said.
“We like to do a lot of fun, educational things you might not have known,” he said. “Sometimes it’s just logistical: remake the band stage, change out the singers and guitarist.
“We’re not portraying the members, so to speak, so there will be a lot of women singing Beatles songs.”
The Shadowbox troupe will perform about 20 original Beatles songs and four from each of the members’ solo work: “My Sweet Lord” by Harrison; “Maybe I’m Amazed” by McCartney; “Imagine” by Lennon; and “Photograph” by Starr.
The show is a followup to Shadowbox’s previous Beatles tribute, “Bigger than Jesus,” but Mak said it is a completely different show, including the music.
JT Walker III, who sang in “Bigger than Jesus” and lends his voice and percussion and keyboard skills to the upcoming show, said “Legends from Liverpool” has many exciting elements.
“I would be bored otherwise,” Walker said.
He said he is a huge Beatles fan.
“When you’re a performer, when you perform music, you want to perform music you love,” he said.