On Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 7:30pm The Official Blues Brothers Revue live on stage at The Smith Opera House in Geneva, NY
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 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 featuring Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood.
The characters of Jake and Elwood Blues, created by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in 1978, were initially imagined as frontmen for a fictitious American blues and soul band, as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist "Joliet Jake" Blues and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The band made its debut as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978, episode of Saturday Night Live.
The band began to take on a life beyond the confines of the television screen, releasing an album, Briefcase of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.
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 is as close as you are likely to get to the original Jake and Elwood, and the music and magic of one of the greatest musical partnerships. Dig out your coolest shades and get ready to shake your tail feather at this high-octane musical revue.
The Smith Opera House is located at 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Tickets are $25 general admission in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at our website thesmith.org. Doors open at 6:30pm.