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And now the day fans and Rock historians thought they'd never see has come...The Rascals will reunite for their first public performances in over 40 years with all four original members! And you can be a part of it!
THE RASCALS: ONCE UPON A DREAM
The Rascals' original lineup—Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli—will reunite for their first public performances in over 40 years with "Once Upon A Dream," a combination concert/theatrical event produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman. It's a Rock N Soul dance party meets The Jersey Boys.
In addition to the concert experience, the history of The Rascals, and the history of the ‘60’s through their music, will be dramaticized by a combination of narration, filmed scenes of actors acting out key moments in the band's history, news footage, and archival footage of the band.
There will elements of the staging and light design never seen before just as Marc Brickman has done in his previous groundbreaking work with Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group, the Olympics, and Roger Waters' recent 'The Wall' tour..
More than just a comeback or reunion concert, the show will remind the audience how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically important the Rascals' music is.
It will debut at the The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, December 13th, 14th, and 15th. The theater is uniquely qualified for this debut, owner Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands, U2 3D) having restored it to it’s 1926 magnificence while equipping it with a state of the art lighting, projection, and sound system.
"To do justice to the Rascals importance, I've written a show for them
that is just as unique as they are. It’s called "Once Upon a Dream".
It's a combination of a Rock Concert and a Broadway show that will
include their own live performance by the original four Rascals - Felix,
Eddie, Dino, Gene, and be complimented by filmed segments and news
footage and will be a show that they can take all over the country....
The show will be an uplifting inspiration for you fans that have
been waiting all these years, praying for a Rascals comeback, and
those of you who are younger will get a real taste of the '60's you
missed the first time around. Me and Marc have invested our time, money, and blood these last few years for this idea and now we need you to bring it home. Not one dollar that is contributed will go into anyone's pocket, or be commissioned in any way, every dollar will go into the production making it as good as it can be, as great as the Rascals deserve....So that's it. The Rascals are coming back. We have been looking for other investors but nobody has any vision anymore. Frankly nobody believes in this dream except me, Marc, Peter and you. The production will be as big as you make it. On behalf of the Rascals Thank you." - Steven Van Zandt