The show tells the story of the Fab Four through the eyes of Brian Epstein, the group’s manager and the storied “Fifth Beatle.” Epstein discovered the band and ushered them through some of the most iconic moments in modern music history, from their groundbreaking performances at the Cavern Club in London to their worldwide debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964.
Using Epstein as a narrative anchor, the show’s four stand-in Beatles perform note-perfect renditions of the most famous songs in the group’s library, spanning from the easy-going innocence of “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” to the more experimental “Sergeant Pepper” days.
Epstein died in 1967, at the age of 32, from a drug overdose, which some believe played a role in the eventual breakup of the band. However, while many of his contributions were forgotten, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously honored Epstein in 2014.
“In My Life” made its Bellingham debut at the Mount Baker Theatre last year and is being brought back by popular demand. Actor Murphy Martin will portray Epstein, and Chris Paul Overall, Nate Bott, Zak Schaffer and Axel Clarke star as Paul, John, George and Ringo. The actors will also receive support from Bellingham High School’s string quartet on songs “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Hello Goodbye” and “Hey Jude.”
“In My Life” opens on Friday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets run from $25 to $65, and may be purchased at the box office, online at mountbakertheatre.com or by calling 360/734-6080.