CELEBRATING THE BEATLES is coming to the Carmel High School Performing Arts Center July 21-24. Proceeds will benefit The Forest Theater Guild and the Performing Arts Center. Tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to event start.|
Celebrating the Beatles is a multimedia extravaganza... the performance features a live band playing 25 Beatle songs, with video clips, images and storytelling that weaves the tale of the Beatles, the worlds greatest band, musical history from their beginnings in Liverpool to their breakup in April of 1970, including a look at each of their 13 albums released between 1963 and 1969.
The show was conceived, written and is narrated by Mark Shilstone-Laurent and features some of the areas nest musicians in what they have dubbed The Nowhere Band. Included in the band are Anne and Pete Sibley, an award winning, nationally renowned folk duo who live in Carmel. The band follows the story chronologically, playing at least one song from every album - often more. In addition to the Sibleys, The Nowhere Band consists of Doug Fearnside, Dustin Carroll, Jeff Covell and Justin Noseworthy and Shilstone-Laurent. (members could change given the unpredictable nature of COVID)
The Forest Theater Guild is a local historical community theatre group with it roots tracing back to founders in 1908. Performing seasonally at the Outdoor Forest Theater stage, one of the oldest outdoor theaters west of the Rockies, the Forest Theater and the Forest Theater Guild was founded in 1910 by Herbert Heron and Carmels Bohemians to provide an open-air theater experience where plays could be produced by locals who also have fun doing the acting, directing, lighting, costuming, and staging, wrote Heron in a personal letter. With support from foundation grants, the City of Carmel, local citizens and businesses, and visitors, the Guild plays a pivotal role in a magical collaboration that keeps the vision of its early founders alive today.
In 2019, Shilstone-Laurent produced his first multimedia show, Celebration 69. The format was similar - a chronological, January to December look at the history and music of the single most amazing year of the 20th century, 1969. Shilstone-Laurent says, "Audiences really seemed to dig the format - lots of great music played live, mixed together with lots of fun stories with some little known details. Doing the same thing, but focusing on The Beatles, just seemed like a no brainer. And I've written it so that its for everyone from the most casual of Beatles fans to the manically obsessed - all will learn something they didn't know about the worlds favorite band. "
The show was created as a fundraising tool for nonprofit organizations in Monterey County, and will be performed at other venues as benefit performances for other nonprofits through the end of 2022.
The Performing Arts Center at Carmel High School (View)
3600 Ocean Ave
Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|