Blues Brothers hit the road in Omaha
July 5th, 2011
Omaha, NE – One classic film that blended comedy and blues is now arriving in Omaha in the form of a live concert show.
They were on a mission from God, and neither the police, rival bands, or the Illinois chapter of the Neo Nazis, were going to stop them.
It’s 106 miles to Chicago. We’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark…..and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Dan Akroyd hits the road to Chicago with John Belushi, in the 1980 classic film The Blues Brothers: a comedy shadowing the adventures of two has-been blues musicians and their efforts to raise enough money to save the church that took them both in as children. The film features an eclectic soundtrack with cameo appearances by several R&B musicians, including Aretha Franklin and Ray Charles.
The success of the film has now translated into an on-stage musical production entitled The Official Blues Brothers Revue. The musical is a direct homage to the film, sanctioned by actor Dan Aykroyd and the Belushi Estate. It features Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty starring in the main roles of brothers Jake and Elwood. The production has toured the United States extensively and will now be performed August 12 – 21 at the Omaha Community Playhouse.
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