South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Presents “The Official Blues Brothers Revue™”
Friday, September 15, 7:30 p.m.
(South Milwaukee, WI) – Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano have announced that The Official Blues Brothers Revue™ will perform at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 pm. The duo, comprised of Kieron (Elwood Blues) Lafferty and Wayne (Jake Blues) Catania, were hand-picked by Aykroyd, Belushi Pisano and original Blues Brothers Musical Director, Paul Shaffer to carry the torch first lit by the iconic duo of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi on Saturday Night Live in 1978 and later immortalized in the blockbuster 1980 film directed by John Landis.
Judy Belushi, referring to the duo as anything but an imitation of the original act said, “Kieron and Wayne are not imitators, they live the music and embody the characters. They understand the spirit of The Blues Brothers and revel in the joy of being Jake and Elwood.” Backed by the all-star Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Band, The Official Blues Brothers Revue™ is a multi-media interactive experience showcasing their undeniable talent in songs that comprise a virtual encyclopedia of rock, blues and soul. Audiences of all ages have been on their feet as the duo delivers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “Sweet Home Chicago” and “Shout.”
One critic recently raved, “…the roof raising show has the same down home energy as any of Aykroyd and Belushi’s performances. Lesser performers might be tempted to allow their characterizations to veer into parody—but not Catania and Lafferty, baby!”
Show attendees can grab a bite to eat at our pre-show party before the show hosted by Skyline Catering & Express Deli featuring Scrappy’s BBQ starting at 6:00 pm. Complimentary bottled water and coffee included. Alcoholic beverages not permitted. No RSVP required, supplies may be limited. Plan to attend the after party at Moran’s Pub at 912 Milwaukee Avenue in downtown South Milwaukee immediately after the show.
Ticket prices for adults: $30-45, seniors (ages 60+):$25-40, and students (ages 4 thru college): $10-20. For tickets, visit www.southmilwaukeepac.org or call (414) 766-5049.
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides the greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin communities with creative, innovative and diverse performing arts. In addition to hosting an annual Performing Arts Series, SMPAC also serves the students of South Milwaukee and is a professionally-managed rental facility for other presenters, organizations and groups. More than 500 performances, rehearsals, classes and other events take place at SMPAC annually. SMPAC was voted 3rd Best Theatre in the 2016 Milwaukee A-List contest, with customer reviews such as “A great venue with fabulous events for all ages!” “Excellent and diverse touring artist performances showcased in a comfortable, friendly theatre away from the downtown crowds.” “There is not a bad seat in the house.” “Great place that does a wonderful job.”
The annual SMPAC Performing Arts Series is sponsored in part by the Avalon Theatre, Classic Cargo International Inc., Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee Airport, Sheridan House & Café, Skyline Catering & Express Deli, TASC Services LLC., and Ken Cook Co. Performances are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.
SMPAC is located inside of the South Milwaukee School District 6-12 campus, at 901 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee between College and Rawson Avenues. It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794. Free parking is located in the northwest parking lot. Patrons should enter door #9. For tickets or directions, call 414-766-5049. For more information, visit southmilwaukeepac.org.
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