Criminally underrated, and still looking like a gang, The Rascals might have been New York’s first great band, with their hits “Groovin,'”Good Lovin’,” “Lonely Too Long” and “A Beautiful Morning,” they had a better run of the charts in Canada, with 6 #1’s, as opposed to the 3 chart-toppers they had in the US.
Produced and directed by E-Streeter and rock legend Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc (Pink Floyd) Brickman, The Rascals: Once Upon A Dream is a hybrid of a Rock concert and a Broadway show, Rock N’ Soul dance party meets the Jersey Boys. A bioconcert that is completely original in its concept, Once Upon A Dream was a sold-out hit on Broadway, thrilling audiences and critics alike. More than just a concert experience, the audience is taken through a 2-hour history of The Rascals, and the history of the 1960s through their music, which includes such smash hits as “Good Lovin'”,”Lonely Too Long”, “It’s a Beautiful Morning”, “How Can I Be Sure” and “Groovin’.” Their story is told through a combination of live narrative and performance, film reenactiments of pivotal moments in history for the band, and archival performance and news footage. It runs from Tuesday, August 13 until August 25, and you can buy tickets here.