P.M. Howard’s TICKET TO RIDE An AWARD -WINNING MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE BEATLES “The show delivers where it counts, which is to say, the hits keep coming.” -Los Angeles Times “If you see only one tribute show, see this one….smart and loads of fun.” -Orange County Register ‘If you love the Beatles, then this is the ticket for you.” – Idaho Statesman Ticket to Ride is an award winning, smash hit musical biography of the Beatles as seen through the eyes of manager Brian Epstein and featuring Beatle tribute band “Abbey Road.” In April, 2009, the multi-media production’s World Premiere opened to packed houses and critical acclaim. The three week run in Orange County, California commanded 92% theatre occupancy and rave reviews from the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Backstage West, the San Gabriel Valley News, Pasadena Star and the Whittier Daily News. The show earned a prestigious Roar of the Crowd award, which means it was the highest rated production by audiences in Southern California for the week of April 26, 2009. The show was rated higher than “Ain’t Misbehavin” at the Ahmanson Theatre, “Dirty Dancing” at the Pantages Theatre and the national tour of “Hairspray.” The family friendly musical is widely believed by the industry to be the best Beatle show in the world. More than a basic Beatles tribute concert, Ticket to Ride takes the audience back to the pivotal moments and locales of the Beatles career. Beginning at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool where they meet their manager, Brian Epstein, the audience continues their journey to venues that include the Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium’s 50,000 + screaming fans, the Abbey Road recording studios and their final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp office building. The character of Brian Epstein serves as narrator throughout the show. The band’s custom-tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail recreate the magic, music, wit and wisdom of the total Beatle phenomenon. The four musician/actors, who were cast from over 300 applicants, capture the unique personality, physicality and charm of the Beatle they portray, including the Fab Four’s familiar head bobs, toe taps and patter between songs. The musicians thrill audiences with tight harmonies and flawless note for note instrumental renditions of Beatle hits. With a script written by Beatlemania original cast member P.M. Howard, the show takes the audience back to January 1964, when Americans saw the Beatles for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show, playing I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Progressing through their various musical stages, the audience re-experiences the psychedelic era of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the creation of the haunting Yesterday and the raucous rock and roll of Revolution. REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS “The show delivers where it counts, which is to say, the hits keep coming.” -Los Angeles Times “If you see only one tribute show, see this one….smart and loads of fun.” -Orange County Register ‘If you love the Beatles, then this is the ticket for you.” – Idaho Statesman “This is the best tribute of any band I have seen so far, especially since it was more than just a tribute band covering songs.” - El Paiso “Ticket to Ride has moments of great hilarity, as well as touching pathos…you can’t miss this show.” - La Habra Journal “…a fusion of theatre and rock that works in a big way.” - San Gabriel Valley News “Superlative….you’ll jump to your feet and ‘Twist and Shout’” - The Downey Patriot “A must for both young and old.” -The Daily Titan “The show sold better than any other production in the theatre’s 32 year history…Ticket to Ride is wonderfully produced and sold tickets like crazy.” - Robert Destefano Board member, La Habra Depot Theatre OVERVIEW Music Type: Beatles, Rock, Classic Rock Show: up to 2.0 hour play/set with costume changes and multi-media presentation accompanying show Optional lighting/sound: We can provide front of house sound system with stage lighting a full A/V system (50" plasma screens and/or large 9' x 12' video screens) with live camera feed for a true multimedia experience Cast of: 4 permanent band members and 1 actor Show Crew: 3 Merchandise: Yes, negotiated split with venue. PRODUCER INITIATED PROMOTION We employ an in-house publicist who will assist with your publicity, including press releases to local newspapers, radio and television interviews, targeted online marketing, direct marketing and downloadable flyers and posters. TECHNICAL RIDER Sound requirements, lighting suggestion and a stage plot provided in this website CONTACTS Booking Agent Andy Nagle La Jolla Booking Agency 1020 El Mirador Ave. Long Beach, CA 90815 562.480.7951 direct 562. 908.7973 fax [email protected] Management USA Tom Maher Singerman Entertainment 11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200 Los Angeles, CA 90064 310.871.1520 direct 310.255.8867 office 562.908.7973 fax [email protected] International Singerman Entertainment Medius House LG 2 Sheraton Street Soho, London, W1F 8BH UK ph. +44 (0) 870 890 9917 Copyright P.M. Howard 2009. Licensed to La Jolla Booking Agency.