The British Invasion – Celebrations Dinner Theatre

Last night my friends and I went to Celebrations Dinner Theatre to see the current show, which is The British Invasion.

Fifty years ago the Ed Sullivan show introduced the British groups and singers to North America.  The Beatles was the first group, followed soon after by The Rolling Stones, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and Pacemakers.  Those of us who were around way back then may have memories of these days.

We only had one channel on the TV and Sunday night was the night we would watch the Ed Sullivan Show.  I remember the night the Beatles made their first appearance and I vaguely remember at least one of the other groups who appeared later.

Of course Celebrations had to have all the acts on one night in order to put the show on and that lead to some interesting and very funny moments.  But they put the show on and it was very entertaining.

Most of the actors on stage played several parts and would have the costume change (and character change) to go along with each one.  The guys in the bands played each part perfectly.  The show also included some female British singers  and again one person played several roles.  We were entertained by Petula Clarke, Dusty Springfield and Lulu in the same manner that the bands entertained us.

It was a very entertaining night.  I knew all the music and could sing along and the food was wonderful ( as it always is).

We have our tickets booked for the next show and are looking forward to another night of fun and entertainment.

The show plays until March 29th in Winnipeg, so if you have a chance I would recommend that you go.  For more information on this and on the upcoming shows, check out the Celebrations website.

The British Invasion Poster

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