The Cast of Beatlemania Welcomes Family and Alumni to Buffalo State

Posted: August 30, 2007
The Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall proudly presents The Cast of Beatlemania, as part of the 2007 Buffalo State Homecoming and family weekend events, Friday September 28 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 each, with a discount for seniors and students. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Rockwell Hall Box Office, 1300 Elmwood Ave., by calling 716-878-3005 or online at www.buffalostate.edu/pac. Box Office hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Cast recreates the sights and sounds of The Beatles so faithfully that you will recall when the world was engulfed in the most pleasant fever of all: BEATLEMANIA!

Three different costumes coincide with the changing music and times. Actual performance clips of The Beatles play on a large screen behind The Cast. Theirs is the first, original and only complete representation of the musical force called The Beatles.

The Cast features former members who starred in the Broadway production of Beatlemania and have performed in all fifty states and over twenty foreign countries, including Canada, England, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. The Cast were selected from thousands of musicians who auditioned from all over the U.S. for the Broadway show, Beatlemania.

Performing in the roles of the Fab Four are:

Carlo Cantamessa, as John Lennon. Besides being the manager of the group, Carlo will perform on rhythm guitar, bass guitar, piano and lead vocal. He has performed in this role for over 25 years, and has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally.

Lenie Colacino as Paul McCartney. Lenie will perform on bass guitar, piano and lead vocal. He has the distinction of being the first left-handed member of the original Broadway production of BEATLEMANIA. Lenie has also toured nationally and internationally, visiting more than 14 foreign countries.

James Filgate as George Harrison. Jim will perform on lead guitar and lead vocal. He brings a lifetime of musical experience to his role. Jim has a successful music instruction school when at home and actually can play every instrument in the group with uncanny perfection.

John Delgado as Ringo Starr. John will perform on drums, percussion and lead vocal. John is a recent addition to the continuing show and has a successful background in theater and music.

The show is performed in two acts, complete with costume changes and video of the actual Beatles on a large screen behind the band. The show features over 40 Beatles classics including, "I Want To Hold Your Hand," :Roll Over Beethoven," "A Hard Days Night," "Come Together," "Back in The USSR," and "Hey Jude," plus many more of your favorites.

The performance of The Cast of Beatlemania is part of the 2007 Buffalo State Homecoming and Family weekend. For additional information about homecoming events visit www.buffalostate.edu/homecoming.
http://www.buffalostate.edu/homecoming
Media Contact:
Jeff Marsha, Director of Operations, Performing Arts Center | 7168784325 | marshajl@buffalostate.edu
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