Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Thursday Night! Ronnie Spector: Beyond The Beehive @ The North Park Theatre

As you well know by now, I'm working at The North Park Theatre. The Theatre is incredible, and is constantly improving. For example, all our new permanent sound gear arrived in the past couple of weeks, and we put an epoxy coating on the floor so customers won't slip should a drink meet a sad fate on the floor. Tim Mays is handling booking, and it feels like every day that he's sending me an email with another confirmed show. I'll tell you all about those shows when we're allowed to announce them, but in the meantime, I wanted to remind you that on Thursday Night, we have Ronnie Spector: Beyond The Beehive. Ronnie is a legend and I can't wait to see this special performance. This is a seated show, so if you're like me and have nostalgic parents who love their Oldies, and who look back at the 60's as the golden era of music, then this is definitely a show that you should treat them to.

Ronnie Spector performs live on July 3. This is a 21+ seated show. Doors at 8pm. DJ Claire will spin vinyl, Ronnie Spector takes the stage at 9pm. Park at the nearby structure (entrance on 29th) for just $5 all night.

Here's are articles about the show on SoundDiego and the U-T.
And more about the show below.



Rock and Roll icon Ronnie Spector's critically acclaimed Beyond The Beehive will play the Roxy in West Hollywood on June 30th, and The North Park Theatre in San Diego on July 3. The 100 minute multi-media production chronicles Ronnie's fascinating 50 year journey through Rock and Roll with stories, video and still images, as well as upwards of 16 live songs backed by her full band. Beyond The Beehive made it's UK debut in London this past Spring to overwhelming critical applause receiving 5 out of 5-star reviews from both The Guardian and The Independent with the latter exclaiming, "Ronnie Spector's Beyond The Beehive shines like a polished diamond."

Ronnie Spector came from Spanish Harlem and before her 20th birthday changed the look, style and sound of Rock and Roll forever as the leader of the quintessential "Girl Group," The Ronettes. While still in her teens, she was touring the world with The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds as her opening act. From being personally requested by The Beatles to open up their final tour, to holding court with the Stones and Bob Dylan at Ondines, Ronnie was on top of the Rock and Roll world in the turbulent '60s. As bright as her star shined, with her 1968 marriage to infamous record producer Phil Spector, all of that would be taken from her - the stage, her fans, the recording studio and ultimately her identity. At the peak of her career, it all ended suddenly behind electrical gates and guard dogs, amid nonstop psychological and emotional torture. Ronnie Spector would not be seen anywhere, let alone on stage, for many years as she fought to survive Phil Spector's obsessive and abusive behavior.

A captivating production detailing Ronnie's unique odyssey from NYC's Peppermint Lounge to Beverly Hills, from hit records to hit men, to eventually being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond The Beehive tells the story of how Ronnie Spector transformed herself from victim to the ultimate Rock and Roll Survivor.

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