‘Beatlemania’ Is Back, Returning To Old Main Lawn


The “ultimate celebration of the 60s and the group that helped shape them” will return to Old Main Lawn as “Beatlemania” once again takes the stage on August 9 to perform in State College.

Beatlemania, a live on-stage tribute to the Beatles, promises to “evoke memories of some of the most turbulent decades of modern times…the 60s and 70s” according to the show’s website. Presenting nearly identical renditions of Beatles classics, the “cast” of Beatlemania also brings viewers back in its time machine to commemorate historical moments of the era like space exploration, the Vietnam War, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the “flower power” peace movements.

Although the original Beatles have never performed together at Penn State (the Bryce Jordan Center didn’t exist at the time), Sir Paul McCartney visited the BJC for his Central Pennsylvania debut last fall as part of his ‘Out There’ tour. Hopefully the Creamery will add its own spice to the Beatles vibes and break out ‘Sir Paul McAdamia’ for the occasion.

This year’s Beatlemania performance is free for all ages and begins at 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the Downtown State College Improvement District and is BYOLC (bring your own lawn chair) unless you want to truly get in the spirit and sit in the grass like they did at Woodstock.

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