189 Expressway Lane
Branson, MO 65616
Phone: (417) 239-1333
Fax: (866) 707-4100
March 15th - October 21st, 2011
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
The British are coming!
When the Liverpool Legends hit the massive stage of Branson's Mansion Theatre and Entertainment Center in 2010, they're likely not only to advance the storied "British Invasion" of the early 1960s, but also to spark vivid memories among Boomers in the audience and ignite a new Beatles fan base for the generations that have followed. The likenesses are uncanny, and if first impressions are visual, audiences might think they're seeing the impossible - that illusive Beatles reunion that never materialized. But there's more than meets the eye. Performing live and without any added background tracks, Liverpool Legends faithfully revives the music of the Beatles exactly as it was originally heard, "even down to a few subtle errors heard in their recordings," according to Marty Scott who is the group's incarnation of George Harrison. "Only the most trained musical ear can detect the mistakes, but they're there just as they were in the Beatles studio sessions." The senses stir further. Added to what the eyes and ears take in during a Legends performance is a common emotional response that manager Louise Harrison describes as a kind of "vibration." Harrison is the real-life sister of the famous Beatle George Harrison, and she offers not just a biological connection with the original group, but also a spiritual one. "Louise is the heart and soul of our group," says Scott. "She helps us maintain the authenticity of the Beatles style and a focus on the purposes of the music."
"I've always been supportive of those who want to perform Beatles music," says Louise Harrison. "But in the Liverpool Legends we have the best assembly of performers and musicians anywhere." In addition to Scott's portrayal of George, Kevin Mantegna becomes John Lennon, Bob Beahon turns into Paul McCartney, and Greg George is Ringo Starr, almost for real. So what about this emotional "vibration" that Harrison speaks of in describing the Beatles experience and the homage to them by the Liverpool Legends? "It creates a response in all of the positive thinking people of the world," she says. Harrison speaks of how people, even driving in the car, might hear a Beatles tune on the radio and want to turn it up and sing along with it. "People love the lyrics; they want to sing along. But the underlying message is that we are all part of the human family; we all need to love and be loved, to care for others and ..." she pauses for a lyrical thought, "... come together!"
ABOUT THE MANSION THEATRE
The Mansion is a 3,000 seat state-of-the-art entertainment venue with the best that sound and lighting technical advancements have to offer. The stage is backed with a full multi media 60 ft. by 20 ft. projection screen. The lobby contains a gift shop and a full service concession stand. Throughout the year, The Mansion is the guest facility for such performers as The Kingston Trio, Natalie Cole, Kenny Loggins, Bill Cosby, Amy Grant, Bobby Vinton, Vicki Lawrence, Kenny G and many, many more.
The Mansion is a multi-million dollar performing arts complex integrated with a world-class recording studio and a brand new state-of-the-art HD video production truck. Literally, a one-of-a-kind venue.
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