Orpheum Theatre | Omaha, Nebraska
A tribute, to one of the greatest pop groups ever to have played music! Rain – A Tribute to The Beatles comes to the Orpheum Theater in Omaha on Monday, May 15th, 2023. We dare you to try resisting the Beatles, and who can afford not to see and hear the great songs and performances of one of the greatest of bands, truly of all time. Rain gives the audiences the experience of some of the unheard-of songs and much loved music from the Beatles' This is an outstanding musical production and a worthy tribute to the Beatles, performing the songs live, just as they were done so by the band itself.
What began as ‘Reign’ in 1975, soon changed to the band ‘Rain’. The name is a reference to the 1966 Beatles single "Rain," which is the B-side of "Paperback Writer".
Four actors open the show, portraying early versions of The Beatles' performing in the Cavern Club in 1962. This scene closes, and The Beatles then journey to America, starting their tour at The Ed Sullivan Show. As the time-lapse production progresses, The Beatles' performances and music are seen to be changing while their band grew in popularity, culminating with their performance at their largest concert in New York City's Shea Stadium. Some hallucinatory and psychedelic scenes are superimposed, signifying their increasing use and experimentation with substances and Eastern philosophies. The show culminates with the final breakup of the group towards the end of the 1960.
The Rain Corporation took over management of ‘Rain’, who had performed mainly on the road until 2001. In 2005, the management developed the show into a Broadway-style production, along the similar style as the 1977's Beatlemania. The band plays both original Beatles music and Beatles covers. Originally, only about 30 songs are played in the show, in a rough chronological history of development of the band, The Beatles, and their music. Other than some onstage banter, there is very little dialogue during the performances, but the show consisted mainly of renditions of some of the Beatles' original music