by James Wallace
Beatlemania invaded the Dallas Arts District last night, as Twist and Shout – the aptly named Beatles tribute band – plugged in and turned it up to 11 at the Meyerson Symphony Center presented by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. And a twisting and a shouting there was, as young and old alike were literally dancing anywhere they could – in their seats, at the lip of the stage, and even up and down the aisles – as was the case for one particular fan who was really feeling the “Revolution.”
But hey, why not? After all, we are talking about the music of what is arguably the most influential, well-known, and well-loved band in the history of music. As front man (and McCartney carbon copy) Tony Kishman stated from the stage, Twist and Shout provides an experience to relive the magic of the Fab Four as well as the opportunity to experience something new, hearing songs live that the band never got around to playing in such a way. And that’s just what the night was; a night of old and new, for those who saw the Beatles live when they were young and, even if just for this one night, were transported back in time to what it was like to be a screaming, dancing (and maybe even crying) fan. And for those who are young now but are just as inspired and in love with the music of The Beatles as their parents.
If The Beatles set out to make people “Come Together” with their music, then Twist and Shout continues the pilgrimage.
This is exactly the type of entertainment you can’t find anywhere else in DFW but the Dallas Arts District. You can enjoy a meal at a hip new (and delicious) boutique burger joint like The Commissary at One Arts Plaza then take the complimentary Art Cart over to the show. You don’t even need a “Ticket To Ride!”
Stay tuned to TheDallasArtsDistrict.org for more performances like this, as well as all other events in the Arts District. There’s something for everyone on every night!