Colonial welcomes characters and music of Blues Brothers Revue Feb. 17

February 17 the Blues Brothers go from screen to stage as Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty become Jake and Elwood for an evening.

February 17 the Blues Brothers go from screen to stage as Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty become Jake and Elwood for an evening.

Pittsfield, MA – The Official Blues Brothers Revue brings true Blues Brothers humor, music and mayhem to Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial theatre on Sunday, February 17 at 7:30pm.

Tickets to The Official Blues Brothers Revue are $25-$40. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444. Tickets can also be bought online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.

The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were initially imagined as front men for a fictitious American blues and soul band. Since their film debut in 1980, the irreverent characters have resonated with people around the world and the Blues Brothers have catapulted into a cultural phenomenon and musical, comedic, and cinematic legend.

The Official Blues Brothers Revue, featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original film and subsequent albums. Produced by Judy Belushi Pisano and Dan Aykroyd, the Revue pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, soul music and gospel in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers.

Under the musical direction of the Late Show with David Letterman’s Paul Shaffer, Jake, Elwood and the high-energy eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band lay down a big sound, performed with the passion and precision of the original Blues Brothers. Fun for all ages, The Official Blues Brothers Revue strikes the right balance of humor, music and mayhem.

The Blues Brothers Revue takes the siblings seriously.

The Blues Brothers Revue takes the siblings seriously.

“Kieron and Wayne are not imitators, they live the music and embody those characters. They understand the soul of the Blues Brothers and revel in the joy in being Jake and Elwood.” –Judy Belushi Pisano

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