OGUNQUIT — The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 84th season with the international smash hit “Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles,” from May 18 to June 11.

This tribute show follows the Fab Four’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s The Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.

“Let It Be” is jam-packed with over 40 of the Beatles’ greatest hits, including “Twist and Shout,” “She Loves You” and “Drive My Car,” as well as global megahits “Yesterday,” “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,” and, of course, “Let It Be.”

The cast of “Let It Be” includes:

• Michael Gagliano, who has spent the last 15 years perfecting his performances of the Beatles’ music on some of the world’s biggest stages from Liverpool’s The Cavern Club to the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan, as well as on television all over the world;

• Neil Candelora, who as a 6-year-old saw a recording of the Beatles performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and decided to learn to play guitar left-handed;

• J.T. Curtis, who made his Broadway debut in “Let It Be” and has performed with several Beatles tribute acts from Los Angeles to New York; and

• Chris McBurney, who also reprises his role from the Broadway production of “Let It Be” and has toured as a drummer and multi-instrumentalist all over North America, Europe and Japan with numerous acts, while continuing to perform and record in New York.

Music Director Daniel A. Weiss is a New York City-based musician who most recently directed a sold-out performance of “West End Recast” in London, a concert featuring many of the West End’s finest singers.

Weiss was the assistant musical director and associate conductor for the original Broadway company of “RENT.” He has a multitude of Broadway credits for both conducting and/or performing, including “Let It Be,” “Motown: the Musical,” “Godspell,” “Hair,” “Taboo,” “Hairspray” and “Brooklyn: the Musical.”  

Season tickets are now on sale. Super Saver packages cost $215 and include five shows or $129 for three shows. Individual tickets begin at $47 each.

To learn more about becoming a Playhouse member, or to purchase tickets and gift cards, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org or call the Ogunquit Playhouse box office at 207-646-5511. A complete list of show times, pricing and more information about the season is also available on the website.


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