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Paul The Beatle at The Listening Room
Wednesday,January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm$15 – $20
This is a “listening room” style show. Before the performance begins you will be asked to silence your phone, limit conversation and focus 100% on the artist. We do not have televisions in the room and we limit noise from the bar as much as possible while the artists are on stage.
Much of our seating at 443 is communal – tables and chairs/barstools and sofas or loveseats. You should expect to share a table or sofa with other attendees.
a brilliant one-man Beatlemania-esque show, Bob Halligan Jr portrays Paul McCartney through his career as a FAB. Paul has a conversation with the audience – and himself – that inevitably leads back to the songs we so deeply love.
Early on, he receives a visit from John Lennon, who asserts his “creative dominance” of the group. Through the laughter and the tears (and the clothes), Paul traces the band’s musical journey and his particular contributions to it, doing so with no backing tracks or help from off/onstage musicians. As group unity frays, he begins to muse about where he might go musically after the break-up. And he even takes requests! The audience participates, and the songs and the man remind us that FAB never goes out of style.
Bob Halligan’s own songs have been recorded by Cher, KISS, Michael Bolton, Judas Priest, and he also wrote the hit song “Don’t Close Your Eyes” by KIX. He has 9 Gold or Platinum records and his Celtic pop-rock band Ceili Rain has toured internationally for 20 years. Bob is an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University teaching songwriting, film scoring and the music business. He was recently the only American invited to sing at a Papal event in Italy, and where he met Pope Francis himself.
Paul the Beatle is a unique, theatrical presentation of the best-known songbook in the last 50 years, complete with sing-alongs and mop-top wigs.