*** BACKBEAT - The Beatles Story ***
Join us at the Ahmanson Theater at the Los Angeles Music Center to see BACKBEAT - The Beatles Story.
WHAT ITS ABOUT:
BACKBEAT is the story of how the Beatles ‘became’ the Beatles. It features the all-time rock ‘n’ roll classics that the Beatles began their career on including: “Money,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Twist and Shout,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Please Mr. Postman,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music,” and more.BACKBEAT is set in 1960 when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best (the drummer before Ringo Starr joined the group) and Stuart Sutcliffe (the band’s original bassist) embarked on their journey from the docks of Liverpool to the red light district of Hamburg. There they worked in the clubs of the tawdry Reeperbahn district, performing rock ‘n’ roll covers night after night, all the while developing what would become the Beatles’ sound.
For more information check the Ahmanson Theatre website by CLICKING HERE (https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/2013/Backbeat/).
WHERE IT'S AT:
The Ahmanson Theater is located at 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Here is a link to directions and parking information http://www.centertheatregroup.org/visit/directions.aspx
Tickets are available on the Ahmanson Theater website by CLICKING HERE (https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=9357) or call (213)[masked] between 10AM to 6PM to speak to a ticket agent.
For more information and a video of the show take a look here:
CLICK HERE (http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/beatles-musical-backbeat-to-play-l-a-with-broadway-in-mind/) to see the New York Times article on BACKBEAT
JOIN US FOR DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW:
We are having dinner at Shabu Shabu House Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles at the Little Tokyo Japanese Village Plaza Mall before the show. Check out the menu HERE (http://shabushabuhouse.menutoeat.com/) and the Yelp reviews HERE (http://www.yelp.com/biz/shabu-shabu-house-restaurant-los-angeles#query:shabu%20shabu).
EARLY DINNER TIME:
We'll be meeting at 5:00 PM. We need to get to the restaurant at 5:00 PM to sign up for the first dinner seating which starts at 5:30 PM. Please be on time or you may have a long wait to get in!
HOW TO GET TO THE RESTAURANT:
The restaurant and mall is located just east of South San Pedro Street and north of East 2nd Street. The address is 127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
CLICK HERE (http://classic.mapquest.com/maps?city=Los+Angeles&state=CA&address=127+Japanese+Village+Plaza+Mall&zipcode=90012-3908&country=US&latitude=34.0491&longitude=-118.239787&geocode=ADDRESS) for a map.
If you are driving, be sure to bring quarters for the meters, and check how long you can park at the meter. There are also public parking lots. You can also take the the bus or Metro to Little Tokyo.
Shabu-shabu is a Japanese hot pot in which you cook thinly sliced beef, tofu, rice stick and udon noodles, and vegetables, such as napa cabbage, enoki mushrooms, shungiku (chrysanthemum leaves), wakame (seaweed), and carrots, in a pot of hot water. You can dip the meat and vegetables in delicious sesame sauce or ponzu sauce before eating them with a bowl of rice.
Follow your meal with a delicious ice coffee desert.
Photo credits from Yelp: Marc L, (http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=LJoQpBliN0pgzzFFGKKOpQ) Wendy W. (http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=FN-BT5F-iIaQebjar4OtGQ), Jeremy N. (http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=x3WG_dikuLfutulL4_cLCg), Brian I. (http://www.yelp.com/user_details?userid=BYn4ABAe-M4X7cehYKu98w)