On Stage: Live shows start roaring back in area

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times 

Ley Line

Pandemic restrictions have had a stranglehold on live entertainment for more than a year but now, finally, the grip is starting to loosen.

The calendar of shows over the next week still is limited with regard to venues but it does feature variety – and that is a victory.

The Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com) has a lot of variety over the next seven days with Ley Line on July 15, “Ricky Nelson Remembered” on July 16, Great Time on July 17, Arlen Roth on July 18, Electric Six on July 20 and “Satisfaction” on July 21 and 22.

There are ley lines and there is Ley Line.

Ley lines refer to straight alignments drawn between various historic structures and prominent landmarks. The idea was developed in early 20th-century Europe, with ley line believers arguing that these alignments were recognized by ancient societies that deliberately erected structures along them. Since the 1960s, members of the Earth Mysteries movement and other esoteric traditions have commonly believed that such ley lines demarcate “earth energies” and serve as guides for alien spacecraft. Archaeologists and scientists regard ley lines as an example of pseudo-archaeology and pseudo-science.

Ley Line, meanwhile, is a four-woman musical group from Austin, Texas which offers this description on its Facebook page — Four songstresses flowing through genres and languages to reveal the musical currents that connect us all.

Ley Line, which will play Sellersville on July 15, was created in 2016 as the merging of two duos. The band was born during the completion of their premier album Field Notes, and their self-managed tour from Texas to New York. From that point on, Ley Line has been touring nationally and internationally, performing at music festivals, facilitating educational programs for youth, recording original music and collaborating with other artists.

Ley Line has performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival, SXSW, The Northwest String Summit, Kerrville Folk Festival and alongside Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Ley Line is acknowledged by their hometown of Austin, Texas as nominees for the Austin Chronicle’s 2020 Band of the Year and Album of the Year.

The foursome includes Emilie Basez, Kate Robberson and twin sisters Lydia and Madeleine Froncek.

In a video on the band’s website, Robberson explains the meaning of the group’s name. “Ley Line refers to a pattern that, when laid over the earth, connects important places of our civilization. How was it created, this world we live in? What is the intuitive pull that moves you to travel, to explore, to create community?”

“We’ve been together for six years,” said Lydia Froncek, during a phone interview Monday as the band was getting ready to travel to Connecticut for a show.

“Me and Maddie are twins and we’ve been making music together since we were little. Kate and Emily had been together as a duo for 10 years. They met in Brazil.

“The four of us all met at Telluride. We met at the festival and sang together – beautiful four-part harmonies. We didn’t expect to see them again.”

But they did – in Austin.

“Kate and Emily are UT (University of Texas) grads and they moved back and forth from Austin to Brazil. Maddie moved to Austin with her folk-punk band Cactopus. When Maddie moved to Austin, they had come back from their second trip to South America as a duo. Around that time, I was in Montreal studying talking drums. In 2016, I moved to Austin, and we started the group.

“Kate and Emily were recording with a friend of our – Seth Gibbs. They need a bass player, so they called Maddie. It just naturally happened. The band evolved in the studio.

All four women had traveled extensively and that enabled them to sing in different languages – including Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.

“In 2017, we all went to Brazil,” said Froncek. “We bought a van and travelled across Brazil for many months. We filmed it and made a video album. All the music was inspired by Brazil. In the video, we explain the meanings of the songs and also tell stories.

“We released our first album, “Field Notes,” in 2016. Our next album, “We Saw Blue,” came out in 2020.”

In February, Ley Line released its most recent single, “En Busca Del Agua.” Now, the band is on a national tour that includes a stop in Sellersville.

Video link for Ley Line — https://youtu.be/UTsjvyyQ9j0.

The show at Sellersville will start at 8 p.m. with tickets priced at $19.50. Livestream tickets are $10.

Musical history that spans three generations will be on display July 16 when Sellersville hosts a pair of performances of “Ricky Nelson Remembered” featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson.

The Nelsons

The Nelson twins are the sons of Ricky Nelson. Ricky Nelson, a musical hitmaker, and his brother David Nelson, an actor, director and producer, were the sons of Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” an American sitcom that ran from 1952-1966 on ABC, starred the real-life Nelson family.

From Ozzie and Harriet to Ricky to Matthew and Gunnar, the Nelson’s are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history with three successive generations of Number 1 hit makers. Matthew and Gunnar are also nephews of actor Mark Harmon and his wife Pam Dawber (Mindy from “Mork and Mindy”).

The Nelson twins definitely had music in their DNA.

“Grandpa (Ozzie Nelson) died when we were eight,” said Gunnar. “Harriet was our best friend. She was really cool and would even come on tour with us. She was really supportive and gave us great advice like — some days you’re going to work and some days you’re going to play.

“She also told us – boys, if you’re going to do this, remember – we’re not in the music business, we’re in the connections business. Our grandfather always wanted to provide a surrogate family for the viewers.”

Ozzie and Harriet are remembered in the touring show, but the heavier focus is on the music of Ricky Nelson. Some of his most well-known hits are “Hello Mary Lou,” “Poor Little Fool,” “Travelin’ Man,” “I’m Walkin’,” “I Gotta Feeling,” “Teenage Idol” and “Garden Party.”

Ricky Nelson was the only artist to have a Number 1 song, Number 1 movie and Number 1 television show in the same week. Life Magazine coined the phrase “Teen Idol” to describe Ricky Nelson, a musician who is credited with pioneering the country rock sound.

Nelson, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who died in a plane crash on his way to perform a New Year’s Eve concert in 1986, had 53 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and 19 other Top 10 hits. His sons also were chart-toppers when they recorded and performed as Nelson.

“We’ve been playing music since we were babies,” said Gunnar. “We started playing when we were six. We had our first recording session on our 12th birthday and our first live gig opening for our father at a concert at Magic Mountain when we were 14. That was also when we started playing the L.A. club scene. We did that until we were 18.”

During the 1980s, Matthew and Gunnar played as Strange Agents and as The Nelsons, with which they played the Los Angeles club scene. A year after the death of their father in a plane crash, Lorne Michaels agreed to have the Nelsons as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, at the request of their manager at the time.

“We were the only unsigned band to ever perform on ‘Saturday Night Live,’” said Gunnar. “We came up in the L.A. scene at the same time as The Knack, the Bangles and the Go-Gos. We were 23 when we had our first hit — ‘(Can’t Live without Your) Love and Affection.’ We sold 10 million copies of our first album, had four Top 10 hits and two Number 1 hits.”

In 2000, Matthew and Gunnar released a tribute album to their dad – “Like Father, Like Sons.” Now, their paternal tribute has become a full evening of music on stage.

“This show seems to move people,” said Gunnar. “It’s more than just a concert. It really does vacillate. We interact with the audience. There are videos and comedy. We’re at ease with the show.

“We see older people coming into the show and they’re walking slowly. These same people leave the show with smiles on their faces and bounce in their steps. The music can take you back and evoke memories and emotions.

“We want to have people leave the show feeling like they just watched a ‘Rocky’ movie. It’s an escape. People can come in and, for a few hours, forget their troubles.”

The Nelson twins are working on new music but not necessarily a new album.

“Our new trip is called ‘First Born Son,’” said Gunnar. “It’s great American country rock. We have 200 songs finished but we’re not looking to release an album. With digital, ewre can put out an album and a video every month.”

Video link for “Ricky Nelson Remembered” — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3HEfEEQgrrjZ9qgBcwGOCQ.

The shows at Sellersville on July 16 will be at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $35.

Arlen Roth

Arlen Roth, who will play Sellersville on July 18, is a name familiar to guitar fans around the world.

The legendary guitarist is considered one of the most influential guitarists of all time.

Roth, who will turn 70 next year, is an American guitarist, teacher, and author. From 1982-1992, he was a columnist for Guitar Player magazine and those ten years of columns became a book, “Hot Guitar.”

He grew up in New York in a family that was immersed in the arts. His father Al Ross, who lived to be 100, was a cartoonist for The New Yorker Magazine and many other publications over a 75-year career. Roth had three brothers, all of whom became cartoonists.

Al Ross was also a great painter and fine artist, and he was the one who encouraged Arlen to become a guitarist when he saw Arlen playing along with the Flamenco records he would play in the Bronx apartment.

“Guitar was always a sound that was around in my house,” said Roth. “We lived in an apartment in Brooklyn and my father listened to a lot of flamenco music. That was an influence on me.

“I got a violin when I was young. My brother had a guitar with two strings, and I’d just noodle around with it. I was studying violin in school and my dad said – forget violin, go with guitar.

“So, I went down and studied guitar with a Bohemian woman in the Village. In 1964, I bought my fitst guitar at Ben’s Music on 48th Street. It was an Ideal four-pickup Japanese guitar with a Stewart amplifier. The guitar had a lof of chrome and lots of pickups.”

Music was there but Roth’s family was mainly into drawing and art.

“I used to do cartoons,” said Roth. “I’d make up my own cartoon books. My father was a single panel cartoonist. I liked that and also liked comic books.

“I did cartoons for a long time and then I got into photography. I’m the only one in the family with ear so I also got into music.”

Roth attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City from 1966-1969 as an art student. He then studied at the Philadelphia College of Art from 1969-1971.

“I studied film and photography at the Philadelphia College of Art,” said Roth. “I had a band – Steel – who lived with me. We were playing everywhere. In 1970, we went to the town of Woodstock to get heard.”

In 1970, Steel put on the first Woodstock Reunion concert to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the festival in Bethel, New York, where Roth lived every summer since he was born.

“We put on the first anniversary show,” said Roth. “Steel was the only band and played four hours every day.”

Roth’s reputation started to grow and soon his talents were in demand.

He began to record and tour with acts such as Happy and Artie Traum, Eric Andersen, Paul Butterfield, Art Garfunkel, Janis Ian, John Prine, Helen Schneider, Pete Seeger, Phoebe Snow, Dusty Springfield, and Loudon Wainwright III. He toured with the Bee Gees, Simon and Garfunkel and Duane Eddy.

From then on, his CV continued to grow and become more impressive.

In 1976, he appeared in the Bob Dylan film “Renaldo and Clara” performing with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Patti Smith and Phil Ochs. He is featured performing on his 1953 Telecaster with Patti Smith in the 2019 Bob Dylan/Martin Scorsese film “Rolling Thunder.” Roth’s version of “Scarborough Fair” is featured on the soundtrack of the film, “Lost in Translation.”

Roth’s first book, “Slide Guitar,” was published by Oak Publications when he was 21. He has since published numerous well-known books such as “How to Play Blues Guitar,” “Nashville Guitar,” “Arlen Roth’s Complete Electric Guitar,” “Arlen Roth’s Complete Acoustic Guitar,” “Rock Guitar for Future Stars,” “Heavy Metal Guitar,” “Hot Guitar” and “Masters of the Telecaster.”

He released a “Slide Guitar Summit” album in 2015 featuring duets with guitarists Sonny Landreth, David Lindley, Greg Martin, Lee Roy Parnell, Jack Pearson, Rick Vito, Jimmy Vivino, and Johnny Winter. This is said to be Johnny Winter’s final recording.

Roth is a Telecaster enthusiast who wrote the book, “Masters of the Telecaster,” detailing the techniques of many famous Telecaster guitarists.

He has performed and recorded with Rory Block, Cindy Cashdollar, Ry Cooder, John Entwistle, Danny Gatton, Vince Gill, Levon Helm, Albert Lee, David Lindley, Don McLean, Steve Morse, Phil Ochs, John Sebastian, James Taylor, Kate Taylor, Livingston Taylor, Rick Wakeman, Joe Louis Walker, and Steve Wariner.

Roth has released 16 solo albums starting with “Guitarist,” which came out on Rounder Records in 1978 and won the Montreux Critics Award for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” in 1978. His most recent LP is “TELEMASTERS,” which was released on Aquinnah Records in 2019.

He was voted in the Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All-Time by Gibson.com, and in the Top 100 Most Influential Guitarists of All-Time by Vintage Guitar Magazine. From 2007-2012, Roth was also the creator of more than one thousand online lessons and blogs for Gibson Guitars.

Roth’s next album will feature duets with another rock/folk legend who got his start in the Village in the 1960s – John Sebastian, former frontman/multi-instrumentalist of The Lovin’ Spoonful.

“It’s a duet album with John and me playing all Spoonful songs,” said Roth. “I always loved the Spoonful with John and guitarist Zal Yanovsky – and The Byrds with Clarence White.”

The concept was to record instrumental treatments of the great songs of the Lovin’ Spoonful, with just two guitars, bass, and drums.

“The album is titled, ‘John Sebastian and Arlen Roth Explore the Spoonful Songbook,’ and it will be released on September 25,” said Roth.

Video link for Arlen Roth — https://youtu.be/MY9_cKckm48.

The show at Sellersville on July 18 will start at 8 p.m. with tickets priced at $19.50. Livestream tickets are $10.

Electric Six

Electric Six released its debut album “Fire” in 2003. The band’s popularity took off after the release of the LP. The album was fueled by a pair of hit singles – “Danger! High Voltage,” which hit Number 2 on the UK singles chart, and “Gay Bar,” which reached Number 5 in the UK charts.

Electric Six released its 14th album – “Bride of the Devil” – on Metropolis Records in 2018. Now, the band — Dick Valentine, Vocals; Johnny Na$hinal, Guitar; Tait Nucleus, Keyboards; Herb S Flavoring, Bass; Doctor J., Drums – is releasing a new album.

“The new album is a covers album,” said Valentine, during a phone interview Wednesday afternoon as the band travelled from western Pennsylvania to a gig in Rhode Island.

“The album is called, ‘Streets of Gold,’ and it is coming out on Cleopatra Records. We recently had a song on one of their compilations. We did ‘Eye in the Sky’ by the Alan Parsons Project.

“For our album, we chose 12 covers out of a hat. There are six people in the band, and everyone had two choices – any song they wanted.”

“Streets of Gold” has a release date of July 30, 2021, and includes a number of gems suck as Love’s “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale” and Alice Cooper’s “No More Mr. Nice Guy.”

“We cut the album all through the pandemic,” said Valentine. “We recorded it at our guitarist’s studio in Warren, Michigan – International Sound Studio.

“We’ve used that studio ever since our fourth album. When you do home recording, you can set your own pace.

Electric Six has found a successful formula – an M.O. that works for them every time.

“I know a lot of bands that never got to album six and we’re into our teens,” said Valentine. “Ever since we made our fourth record, we’ve been using our home studio. And we only ever used an outside producer on our first record. We like to do everything ourselves.”

With the exception of 2012, Electric Six had released a new album every year from 2005-2018.

“We had taken a one-year break in 2019,” said Valentime. “Then came the pandemic break. Four years without an Electric Six album is a long time.

“The pandemic has been tough on all bands. We lost 15 months of shows. But we all regrouped during the that time. In some ways, the break was good for us.

“We’re now eight shows into our first post-pandemic tour. After the first hour of the first show, it felt like nothing had changed.”

Even though Electric Six has been around for almost two decades, the show on July 20 will mark its Sellersville Theater debut.

“This will be our first time to play the Sellersville Theater,” said Valentine. “We’ve heard a lot of good things about it so we’re looking forward to this show.”

Video link for Electric Six — https://youtu.be/4SFns-6_e_Q.

The show on July 20 will start at 8 p.m. with tickets priced at $21.50. Livestream tickets are $12.50.

Other upcoming shows at the Sellersville Theater are Great Time on July 17, and “Satisfaction” on July 21 and 22.

Steve Forbert

Because of the pandemic shutdown of live shows, area fans of Steve Forbert have been waiting for a long time to hear a live performance by the veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist.

Fortunately, the wait is over. Forbert is coming back to the area this weekend and is playing two shows at two different venues.

On July 16, Forbert & The New Renditions will be in Kennett Square to headline the latest installment of the Kennett Flash’s Rooftop Series

On July 17, Forbert will travel 28 miles northwest to headline a show at the Ardmore Music Hall (23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, 610-649-8389, www.ardmoremusic.com).

“With the pandemic, I lost a lot,” said Forbert, during a phone interview Wednesday afternoon from his home in Asbury Park. “I had to postpone a chance to go to England again.

“Now, I have shows on my schedule again. After this interview, I’m heading to Clinton (NJ) for a rehearsal with my band for this weekend’s shows. I have a four-piece band – George Naha on guitar, Todd Lanka on bass Caleb Estey on drums and me on guitar and harmonica. I’ve been playing with these guys for three or four years.”

Forbert has been recording and playing music for four decades and has reached a point in his career where he knows how to stay busy but not too busy.

Forbert averages around four shows a year in this area and is a regular at the Kennett Flash and Sellersville Theater.

It’s pretty safe to say that Forbert is never going to oversaturate the market with his recorded output.

When Forbert released his album, “Compromised,” in 2015, it was 34 years after he released his debut album “Alive On Arrival.” In the three decades-plus, he only released 14 studio albums.

Fortunately, he has been more prolific in recent years.

He released “Flying at Night” on Rolling Tide Records in 2016 and followed with a pair of albums on Blue Rose Music – “The Magic Tree” in 2018 and “Early Morning Rain” in 2020.

“Early Morning Rain” is an album of covers – including the Grateful Dead’s “Box of Rain,” Elton John’s “Your Song,” the Kinks’ “Supersonic Rocket Ship”, and Danny O’Keefe’s “Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues” (which was released as a video.

“We’ve gotten a lot of streaming on ‘Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues,’” said Forbert, who was the recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Award in his home state of Mississippi. “It’s gotten over a million streams.

“For ‘Early Morning Rain,’ we did the tracks in Brooklyn and the rest in Asbury Park at Steve Greenwell’s studio.

“With the tracking, there was a time constraint. We got it done in three days. We used studio musicians and they were busy. When they came to the studio, they made their charts on the spot.

“Since then, we’ve done an album of 11 original songs. We recorded it in Asbury Park. It’s not out yet. The pandemic put a lot of albums into the system and a lot of them will come out soon. I think it’s better to wait for a while. It will probably be next year until it comes out.

“With the album we just finished, a lot of times the music comes first. What happens is – I’ll get a melodic ide, write the music and then work on the lyrics. One song on the album tells a story so, with that one, the lyrics came first.

“We’re still working on the record. I like having the time. It’s just me and the producer at his studio so there are no time constraints. It’s a luxury to have the time to work at your own comfortable pace.”

Forbert has a very solid fan base and that’s fine with him.

“What I do is more about songs,” said Forbert. “I just do what I’ve always done. Lyrics — and topics — move with me through life. I don’t pay attention to fads.

“I’m not a jam band or an act that plays for big crowds. It’s folk-rock and mostly acoustic. Even with these shows, the band doesn’t play super loud – and Caleb is not a loud drummer. I like to do some shows with the band to keep it together.”

Video link for Steve Forbert – https://youtu.be/KpGZyEIG_2k.

The show at Kennett Flash’s Rooftop Series (Kennett Square Parking Garage, 100 East Linden Street, Kennett Square) on July 16 will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35.

The show at the Ardmore Music Hall on July 17 will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $98 for table of two.

Other upcoming shows at the Ardmore Music Hall are Nick Perri & the Underground Thieves on July 15 and 90’sKindaLuv presents “The Soundtracks” on July 16.

Sin City Band

On July 17, the Flash’s Rooftop Series will present the Sin City Band.

The Sin City Band was started in 1974 in New Hampshire. The band is now based in Delaware and was inducted into the Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Sin City Band features Scott Birney (vocals, acoustic guitar), Jim Ficca (drums), David Berry (piano, organ), Steve Hobson (vocals, electric guitar), and Bob Bloomingdale (vocals, bass).

“We’re not working as much as we used to do,” said Birney, during a phone interview Wednesday from his Chester County home in New London.

“We still play every Monday night from 6-9 p.m. at a brew pub just outside of Newark — Argilla’s in Meadowood. We’ve been playing there for six or seven years.

“Before that, we had a regular gig in Newark at East End Café, which later became Mojo and now is Grain. We’d been doing that since the late 80s.

“We celebrated our 45th anniversary at the Kennett Flash two years ago. I started the band in 1974 in New Hampshire when I was attending New England College. We played tons of college and junior college shows all around New England. We had a circuit – and we also played VFW halls.

“I moved down here in August 1975. We had a connection at the Stone Balloon in Newark and played a lot of shows there. We also spent a season playing ski resorts in Colorado in 1975-1976.”

The Sin City Band has roots in rock, country and country-rock. The group took its name from a Flying Burrito Brothers’ song penned the late, great Gram Parsons.

“We can’t resist playing some Flying Burrito Brothers’ songs in our shows,” said Birney. “We’re an Americana/roots band.

“We’ve had a lot of different musicians in the band over the years, but this current line-up has been around for a while. We’ll be a five-piece band on Saturday – two guitars, piano, bass and drums. We’ll be playing honky-tonk music – originals and covers.

“We know so many songs and we’ve been at it so long, people know our originals.”

Sin City Band has a long history in this area and another link to the Chester County/Northern Delaware music scene.

The Spinto Band was born out of Sin City. Of the six Spinto members, only one doesn’t have a father, stepfather or uncle who is or was part of Delaware honky-tonk institution the Sin City Band.

Video link for Sin City Band – https://youtu.be/TYA4FgHXlR4.

The Rooftop show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.

The Candlelight Theatre (2208 Millers Road, Arden, Delaware, www.candlelighttheatredelaware.org) will be a bustle of activity this weekend with the latest installment of its Comedy Club on July 15 and the final weekend of “Beehive: The 1960’s Musical” from July 16-18.

Ophira Eisenberg

The Candlelight Comedy Club will have Ophira Eisenberg as the headliner with Chris Coccia as the feature, and Candlelight’s own Michelle Mattera as the MC.

Eisenberg, a native of Calgary, is a standup comic and host of NPR’s nationally syndicated comedy trivia show “Ask Me Another,” and a regular host and teller with “The Moth.” Her stories have been featured on “The Moth Radio Hour” and in best-selling books, including the most recent – “Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible.” Eisenberg’s comedic memoir, “Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy,” was optioned for a feature film.

“I’ve been doing comedy a long tome – almost 20 years,” said Eisenberg, during a phone interview Tuesday from her home in New York City.

“I started in Toronto. I left Calgary after sending a year in college at the University of Calgary. I went to Magill University and was in Montreal for four years.

“Then, I was living in Vancouver for four years and Toronto for five years. I made my way to New York slowly. I’ve been in New York since 2005. It took many years to feel like I was living here.

“I think I always wanted to do stand-up but it took a few years until I realized that it was really what I wanted to do. I took ballet when I was growing up and won ‘Miss Personality’ with the company – which probably meant I wasn’t a very good dancer.

“I only went to a comedy club once with my parents when I was a kid. Later, when I was in Vancouver, I volunteered with the Vancouver Comedy Festival as an usher. That got me interested in doing stand-up.

“I signed up for an open mic 20 years ago in Toronto at the Laugh Resort. I had 15 minutes and I talked about my family and my name. I still talk about my name along with my mother and being single.”

Slowly and surely, Eisenberg established her career in comedy in Toronto.

“It’s a little different in Toronto in terms of trajectory,” said Eisenberg. “There was a small group of us starting out and only a few women at the time. A couple years into it, I had the opportunity for paid guest spots.

“With my comedy, I’ve always been autobiographical – what do I have in my life that is funny. Over time, you build up confidence. Now, I talk about what is going in my life.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

A cash bar is open and table snacks are provided. Tickets are $30 and onsite parking is free.
On the stage shows Friday through Sunday, the members of the all-female cast ask audiences to join them for this rollicking musical tribute to the ladies who left their mark on the music of the 60s. With big voices and bigger hairdos, “Beehive” will have audience members dancing in the aisles and singing along with many of the iconic songs from the past.

The show, which was created by Larry Gallagher, is a celebration of the powerful female voices of the 1960s. This musical review will transport audiences with timeless hits such as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby,” “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “You Don’t Own Me”.

There are six performers in the cast at the Candlelight – Macy (Macy Chaplin), Tiffany (Tiffany Dawn Christopher), Phoebe (Phoebe Gavula), Tiara (Tiara Greene), Jenna (Jenna Kuerzi) and Kaylan (Kaylan Wetzel).

Wetzel is familiar with the songs in the show – but she didn’t grow up with them.

“This is the music from my mom’s era,” said Wetzel. “She grew up in the 1960s. And my father too – he loved the Beatles.”

“Beehive: The 1960’s Musical” is running now through July 18. Tickets are $65.50 for adults and $33 for children (ages 4-12). All seats are reserved.

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