Put on your sunglasses, ties, and fedoras for a night of comedy and blues as The Official Blues Brothers Revue, produced by Judy Belushi-Pisano and Dan Aykroyd with musical director Paul Shaffer, is set to entertain audiences at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m.
Paying homage to Chicago's rich history of blues, gospel and soul music, actors Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, along with the eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band, will perform classic hits such as "Soul Man," "Rubber Biscuit," "Sweet Home Chicago," "Rawhide," and "Gimme Some Lovin'" with all the passion of the original Blues Brothers.
The characters of Joliet Jake and Elwood Blues were originated by Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi based on their shared love of blues and soul music. Their characters, a pair of white soul men in their now trademark ensemble, started as a warm-up act prior to telecasts of Saturday Night Live, eventually making their debut as featured musical guests. In 1980, Belushi and Aykroyd starred with Ray Charles, James Brown and Aretha Franklin in John Landis' movie "The Blues Brothers."
Currently touring in The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue, Catania and Lafferty are the only duo to be sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd and Judy Belushi-Pisano to don the official hat and sunglasses and walk in the legendary footsteps of Jake and Elwood Blues. Collaborating with Judy Belushi-Pisano and Anne Beatts (Saturday Night Live, Square Pegs), Lafferty and Catania have just finished co-writing the pilot for an action/comedy/musical TV show based on the further adventures of Jake & Elwood Blues.
Prepare for an evening of laughter, music, and fun for the whole family with The Official Blues Brothers Revue. Seats are available at $50, $29, and $19; Gold Circle seats are available at $65. Tickets may be purchased online at LPAC.org, by phone at 661-723-5950, or in person at the LPAC Box Office, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. Box office hours are noon until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday.