UNCASVILLE, CT (May 13, 2013) — Following a critically acclaimed, sold out Broadway run, “Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals” takes on Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, August 30th for an 8:00pm show. Playing together for the first time in 40 years, “Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals” is produced and directed by Steven Van Zandt and lighting/projection wizard Marc Brickman. The show is completely original in its concept, a BioConcert.
Tickets are $45.00 and are sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; 1.800.745.3000 or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office, subject to availability.
“Once Upon A Dream Starring The Rascals” is a Rock concert and a Broadway show, a Rock N’ Soul dance party meets the Jersey Boys. In addition to the concert experience, the history of The Rascals and the history of the ‘60’s are told through their music (in fact, at thirty songs, the most comprehensive concert they’ve ever done), and dramaticized by a combination of narration, filmed scenes of actors acting out key moments in the band’s history, news footage and archival footage of the band.
There are elements of staging and light design never seen before, just as Marc Brickman has done in his previous groundbreaking work with Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Blue Man Group, the opening ceremony of the Olympics, and Roger Waters’ recent ‘The Wall’ tour.
The show debuted at the The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The theater was uniquely qualified for this debut, as owner Peter Shapiro (Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands, U2 3D) restored it to its 1926 magnificence while equipping it with a state of the art lighting, projection and sound system.
“To do justice to the Rascals importance, I’ve written a show for them that is just as unique as they are. More than just a comeback or reunion, the show will remind audiences how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically important the Rascals’ music is. Their music was unique not only in its greatness, but through their hit singles they told the entire story of the sixties.” - Steven Van Zandt
For more information go to RascalsDream.com, visit the show’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/RascalsDream, or follow the show on Instagram and Twitter: http://instagram.com/rascalsdream & https://twitter.com/RascalsDream
Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.