DAYTON – On Aug. 8, the Muse Machine summer concert will rock the Victoria Theatre stage, featuring the greatest hits of that beloved English import. All You Need Is Love: The Music of The Beatles and Friends will bring together nearly 200 of the most talented young singers, dancers and musicians for an evening of sixties summer fun.
From “Hey Jude” to “She Loves You” to “Strawberry Fields Forever,” this show delivers a helping of hit songs, and features the voices and talents of young people from across the Miami Valley. It’s the music that changed the face of rock ‘n’ roll, and Muse Machine will keep the revolution alive, exploring new and innovative styles and original musical treatments.
“Over the past 50 years,” says producer Douglas Merk, “The Beatles re-invented themselves and have been reinterpreted by other artists and cultures around the world. It’s with that inspiration that Muse Machine picks up the torch and runs with it.”
Growing from a strong foundation in rock and pop, the concert will dip into bluegrass, baroque and even a bit of Gregorian chant, bringing musical flavors from around the world and from deep in the heart of America. To help synthesize some of this cultural fusion, Dayton music innovators Michael and Sandy Bashaw will be on hand to join the student performers, stitching together some of their own eclectic compositions with The Beatles’ classic material.
The performance will include appearances from students in the Versailles/Bradford community. These students include Benjamin Harshbarger, Chloe Rawlins, Isabel Rawlins, Mitch Rawlins, Cassandra Turner, Jacob Brown and Benjamin Harshbarger.
Tickets are available exclusively through Ticket Center Stage. To confirm your reservation call 228-3630, go online to ticketcenterstage.com or purchase tickets in person at the Ticket Center Stage box office in downtown Dayton.
|Students from the Versailles/Bradford area will take part in the Muse Machine production. They include Benjamin Harshbarger, Chloe Rawlins, Isabel Rawlins, Mitch Rawlins, Cassandra Turner, Jacob Brown and Benjamin Harshbarger.|