Friday, February 3, 2023 - 8:00 pm
About "The Show"
The Beatles music set the pop rock standard for most of the 1960's. Now, in the 2000's, The "Cast" of Beatlemania recalls the memories of that exciting era when the Fab Four ruled the world of rock 'n' roll.
In the early 1960's, The Beatles not only became a musical force but a sociological entity as well. Their hair, clothes and humor all contributed to their amazing impact.
Probably the most celebrated of rock groups, The Beatles dominated rock music from the early 1960's until they formally disbanded in 1970. Originally inspired by such U.S. performers as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly, The Beatles recaptured most of the freshness and excitement of the earliest days of rock 'n' roll.
Even today, The Beatles remain universally popular in a music culture that thrives on look-alike and sound-alike bands. They were and remain unique in time through the artistry and talents of The "Cast" of Beatlemania.
Meet "The CAST"
CARLO CANTAMESSA as "John"
Carlo is the manager of "The Cast of Beatlemania. He has performed in this role for over 40 years, and has toured extensively, both nationally and internationally, receiving worldwide praise for his sound-alike/look-alike impersonation. Carlo's sound-alike quality to that of John Lennon is purely natural, yet dramatic enough to convince the most avid BEATLES fan.
When Carlo is not performing, he is the owner of his successful family owned and operated business, providing storage and contract furniture solutions to customers all over New England.
LENIE COLACINO as "Paul"
Starring as Paul in Broadway's, BEATLEMANIA!, Lenie, is a musician & actor who has toured the world, from New York to New Zealand, and from Brazil to Tokyo, in many national and international tours of the Broadway show. He is the founder of The Cast of Beatlemania, a completely live show which has delighted audiences in the US and Canada, South America, Austria and Japan, and has performed for members of England's Royal Family and US Presidents. He's also sung and voiced dozens of national ads, including those for Hershey's, Tropicana, the US Army, as well as Nickelodeon's Emmy Award- winning animated series, The Wonder Pets.
Over the years, Lenie has shared the stage with such greats as Dion, Billy J. Kramer, Pete Best, Max Weinberg and many more. Lenie's most recent work can be heard in the feature length film; "Future '38" starring Betty Gilpin. He provides not only the newsreel voice but sings the title song in the closing credits.
MONROE QUINN as "George"
Monroe is thrilled to portray the role of George Harrison with The Cast of Beatlemania. Monroe began playing professionally at age thirteen and studied for over ten years with jazz guitar great, Remo Palmier. Over the years Monroe has performed with such artists as Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits, Neil Innes, Joey Mallond of Badfinger, and Denny Laine from Wings and The Moody Blues.
Quinn's own transcriptions of solos by Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and others have been published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. Monroe plays and is a proud Endorser of Pyramid Strings. Visit Monroe Website.
JOHN DELGADO as "Ringo"
John has performed as "Ringo Starr" for over 20 years. While primarily a member of "The Cast of Beatlemania" for the past 20 years, he has also performed and understudied with other alumni of the Broadway production of "Beatlemania" as well as with many other Beatles tribute shows and bands since 1996. When John Delgado is not performing as "Ringo", he has had the privilege of recording with various artists, including Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Entwistle of The Who in a project known as "The Pioneers". John has shared the stage with Liza Minnelli, Debbie Gibson, Wilson Pickett, Billy Joel, Dick Clark, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Shangri-Las and Andy Kim.
John Delgado's successful background in theater and music has allowed him to perform in cabarets, dinner theatres, night clubs & casinos as both a drummer and an actor. John has provided Drums & Percussion for numerous shows in various productions including: Grease, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Godspell, Baby, Guys & Dolls, Man of La Mancha, Gypsy, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Oliver!, Into the Woods, Once Upon a Mattress, Carnival, No No Nanette, Annie, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. John has toured nationally and internationally in cities and venues both large and small.
LARRY HOCHMAN as "Musical Director, Keyboard, Percussion: The Beatles' Overdubs"
Larry is known primarily as an orchestrator, his career spanning over 40 years, encompassing theatre, film, recordings and television. But in his earlier years, he performed in Beatles bands, none of which approached the stature of The Cast of Beatlemania! of which he is proud to be the most recent member.
As orchestrator, his 18 Broadway shows include Spamalot, The Addams Family, Pippin, Something Rotten, Hello Dolly and The Prom. He has orchestrated over 100 shows, won the Tony Award (The Book of Mormon), two Drama Desk Awards, The Outer Critics Circle Award, two Clios, and five Emmys (as composer of Nickelodeon's The Wonder Pets!). Film orchestrations include several Disney films, Marvin Hamlisch's The Informant! and Netflix's Over the Moon. He has arranged music for recordings and concerts for artists including Paul McCartney, Eric Idle, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Barry Manilow, Hugh Jackman, Radio City, The Boston Pops, and the New York Philharmonic.
In 2016 Larry received Manhattan School of Music's Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2019 he received his 9th Tony Nomination and his 9th Emmy nomination.