Found: A Show at the Orpheum
Mark another item off of the Memphis scavenger hunt list, everybody – I made it to a show at the Orpheum last Saturday night.
The Orpheum’s marketing coordinator, Thomas, hooked me up with tickets to see Rain, a Beatles tribute band that’s been described as the closest thing to seeing the real Beatles.
For a tribute band, Rain is pretty incredible. The members of the band bear pretty striking resemblances to the Beatles (the fake Paul McCartney was completely uncanny – he had Real Paul’s mannerisms down perfectly).
Rain played songs from every part of the Beatles’ career, starting with costumes and a set that resembled the Ed Sullivan show. Rain played all of the songs live. Between sets, screens on either side of the stage showed vintage commercials, footage of Rain and the Beatles, and lots of screaming girls.
The Saturday night show that I attended was close to sold out, and people were excited to sing and dance along with their favorite Beatles songs.
The next show at the Orpheum will be the three week-long run of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys.
203 South Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103