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Blues Brothers Musical Coming to North Central College

Live concert show pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers.

(Credit: North Central College)
(Credit: North Central College)

Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi Pisano and musical director Paul Shaffer present “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” Oct. 5 at North Central College.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $35, $30 and $20; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

The “Official Blues Brothers Revue,” featuring Wayne Catania and Kierom Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, recreates the live concert experience, integrating the humor and songs from the original 1980 film, “The Blues Brothers.” The film starred Aykroyd and the late John Belushi in an expansion of characters they created as cast members on “Saturday Night Live.”

“Kieron and Wayne are not imitators,” Pisano says. “They live the music and embody those characters. They understand the soul of the Blues Brothers and revel in the joy in being Jake and Elwood.”

This live concert show pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music in the true spirit of the original Blues Brothers. With such Blues Brothers classics such as “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Gimme Some Lovin’” and others, Jake and Elwood together with the band hit the right balance of humor, music and mayhem.

Since the film’s debut in 1980, the Blues Brothers have catapulted into a cultural phenomenon and musical, comedic and cinematic legend. Upbeat and uplifting, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is fun for all ages.

Submitted by North Central College

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