Beatles tribute show coming to the Cabaret

A refreshed edition the “She Loves You!” Beatles tribute show will be performed from Nov. 1 to 17 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport.

The new edition, which celebrates the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Beatles, features five Beatles songs not featured in the previous engagements, plus new media footage.

On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles, in their Edwardian suits and mop-top haircuts, made their first appearance on American television — live on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Ed Sullivan introduction

Audience members will be taken back in time via classic video footage from the original "Ed Sullivan Show" — and who knows, Ed Sullivan just might show up to introduce the Beatles all over again.

“She Loves You!” will guide audiences through the 1960s "Decade of Love," set to a live and on-stage musical re-creation of the Beatles.

It’s nearly two non-stop hours of such songs as “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Please Please Me,” “All My Lovin’,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” ”Ticket to Ride,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” plus “Help!,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “We All Live in a Yellow Submarine,” ”Let It Be,” “Hey Jude,” “Get Back,” “Twist & Shout,” “She Loves You” and others.

TV footage, newsreels, retro commercials

In addition to music, there will be classic television footage, vintage newsreel clips, retro commercials and bits from other variety shows.

The cast includes musicians who have performed in “Beatlemania” on Broadway and performed in other Beatles tribute shows around the world. New Haven native Carmine Grippo appears as Ringo Starr.

Twelve weekend performances

Performances will be Friday, Saturday (two shows) and Sunday from Nov. 1 to 17 at the Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 263 Golden Hill St., Bridgeport.

Tickets are $39 and $47 and can be reserved by phone at 203-576-1636 and online at

The Cabaret, which is wheelchair accessible, offers a bring your own picnic format. Specific show times are:

— Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

— Saturday, Nov. 2 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

— Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m.

— Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

— Saturday, Nov. 9 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

— Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

— Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

— Saturday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

— Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m.