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UT Tyler Cowan Center to Feature Beatles Tribute ‘RAIN’

September 21, 2011

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The University of Texas at Tyler
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RAIN banner from Cowan Center website

The hit Broadway musical “RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles” will open the Braithwaite Intimate Gatherings Series at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, Susan Thomae-Morphew, executive director, announced.

Sponsored by Jenny King, the performance will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Media sponsors for this event are East Texas Radio Group and CBS 19.

Tickets are $37, $42, $47, $52, $57 and $62 and can be purchased online at www.cowancenter.org, by phone at 903.566.7424 or at the box office. Box office hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“This is a must-see performance for everyone. RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ music catalog live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles recorded but never performed for an audience. The onstage members of RAIN are not only supreme musicians but also electrifying performers,” said Thomae-Morphew.

Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome. They deliver a totally live, note-for-note performance in a multi-media concert that’s as infectious as it is transporting.

With such hits as I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together and Hey Jude, this tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love and a little help from your friends, she added.

This music not only defined a generation, it is a rare experience to share with all generations.  Everyone should bring the whole family,” Thomae-Morphew said.

Winner of the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue, the production ended its Broadway run Sept. 4.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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