‘BeatleMania’ strikes Troy Campus

Posted: Wednesday, 13 October 2010

TROY—“BeatleMania” is expected to sweep Troy University Thursday when the College of Communication and Fine Arts teams with the Troy Arts Council to present a tribute to the British rock band.

“Yesterday and Today,” a four-member professional tribute band, will present its salute to the Beatles at 7:30 p.m. in Claudia Crosby Theater. General admission for the show is $20. Students with identification can purchase tickets for $5.

“The Troy Arts Council is presenting an amazing tribute to the Beatles’ music and the audience will actually get to request songs,” said Dr. Maryjo Cochran, Dean of the college. “Everyone knows the Beatles were the biggest band of the ’60s, but they are the top-selling brand of this decade as well.”

The show features authentic costumes, hairstyles, instruments and 3-part harmony to capture the look, sound and excitement of the original Beatles.

The group will perform songs that the Beatles themselves never performed live. People who want to request songs may do so before the show and during intermission.

Also opening Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the Trojan Center Theater is the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production “The Drowsy Chaperone.”

Additional performances of the 2006 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical are scheduled for Oct. 15 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 18 at 2:30 p.m. Reserved tickets are $10 and TROY students may purchase tickets for $5 with student ID.

The department is also featuring student-performed “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” a fast-paced parody of the famous playwright’s entire catalog of plays condensed into one performance on the Dothan Campus.

Admission to Thursday’s one-night-only 7:30 p.m. show in Sony Hall is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.