by Tim Larison
I was in Las Vegas last week and saw a fun show – Fab Four Live at the V Theatre in the Planet Hollywood shopping mall. The V Theatre is a simple one – when I entered I thought it looked more like a warehouse than a Vegas showroom. Soon though an Ed Sullivan look-a-like appeared from behind the curtain and introduced the “Fab Four” just like the real Ed Sullivan did back in 1964 on his TV show.
The vocals were very good as the band played many familiar Beatles songs through a non-stop 75 minute show. I sat next to a gentleman from Tampa who said “the concierge at my resort said to close your eyes, and these guys will sound just like the Beatles.” He was right!
Songs for the early Beatles era were performed in addition to selections from the Sgt Pepper’ Lonely Hearts Club Band album. I especially enjoyed the John Lennon tribute towards the end of the show. The Lennon “look a like” stepped out of character for a minute and gave a sincere tribute to Lennon followed by a performance of “Let It Be”.
With many Las Vegas shows pricing at over $100/ticket the Fab Four Live concert is a good value (general admission at $50/ticket as of December 2008). If you enjoy the music of the Beatles I recommend this show!