PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Rascal’s original lineup will reunite for three nights in December at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester for their first public performance in 40 years.
Members Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, Dino Danelli and Gene Cornish are reuniting for shows Dec. 13-15 with “Once Upon a Dream,” a combination concert/theatrical event produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt. Lighting and projection wizard Marc Brickman, who has worked with Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group and the Olympics, will be providing visual stimuli during the production.
"More than just a comeback or reunion, the show will remind audiences how uniquely inspirational, entertaining and historically important the Rascals' music is," said Van Zandt in a release. "Their music was unique not only in its greatness but through their hit singles they told the entire story of the sixties."
The Rascals led the way for blue-eyed soul and folk-rock/protest music with their blend of pop melodies and soulful R&B sounds. The band released numerous top-10 singles in the mid- and late 1960s, including “Good Lovin,’” “Groovin’” and “People Got To Be Free.”
The shows will feature a complete concert performance by the band combined with the history of the group told through archival footage, narration and dramatic film segments that will be viewed on the latest LED screen technology. Check out the show's Kickstarter page for a video from Van Zandt detailing the production.
Tickets for each 18-and-over show can be purchased online. Ticket prices are $65, $95 and $135.
The Capitol Theatre is at 149 Westchester Ave. For more information on the venue, visit The Capitol Theatre online.