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Tacoma Arts Live presents

The British Invasion

Live on Stage

Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Pantages Theater
Tickets: $29, $40, $55, $69

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This immersive multi-media show will place you at the front and center of pop culture history. Huge projection period photos and original film footage recreate the era’s excitement, fashion, and headlines; all the while a full live band performs all of the hits of the swingin’ 60s; the iconic British pop sound that swept across America and the world.

The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon that completely redirected the course of history. In January 1964, America was still mourning the death of President John F. Kennedy and everything seemed to be in a vacuum; music was dominated by manufactured teen idols; Elvis was in Hollywood; everything was squeaky clean and dull. On February 9, 1964, close to 50% of US television viewers tuned in to the #1 variety show of the era, The Ed Sullivan Show, to witness the American debut of a British group called The Beatles.

The very next morning; all music, art, fashion, literature… in fact, the very essence of pop culture had been transformed, erased, re-vitalized, and reinvigorated.

Within a week, British music dominated the charts and the airwaves; The Rolling Stones, Dave Clark 5, The Animals, Hollies, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Zombies, Freddie & The Dreamers, Herman’s Hermits, The Kinks, and dozens more. There was a sense of teenage rebellion with long hair, pointy boots and a unique kind of music that sped up and mashed up American sounds with an unstoppable urgency and rhythm. You could be whoever or whatever you wanted. The rules were gone!

It was a golden age of pop music that changed the world and inspired a generation.
TACOMA ARTS LIVE ENDS PROOF OF VACCINE REQUIREMENTS, MASKING REMAINS ENCOURAGED

As COVID cases are now on a significant downward trend, we have hope that the pandemic is easing to such a level that we may reduce interventions. Based on new Washington State, King and Pierce County policies, guidance, and suggested best practices, Tacoma Arts Live will end the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test as of March 12, 2022. Masks are strongly encouraged for everyone in attendance. At most ticketed events, seats are reserved, and will not be socially distanced. Please note that VIVID: A Fundraiser for Arts Access & Education will still require proof of a vaccination or a negative test.

We will continue to require Tacoma Arts Live staff, volunteers, and artists to be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72-hours of an event, plus wear masks during all public events.

Thank you for your support and loyalty as Tacoma Arts Live continues to make decisions to protect our community. If you find yourself unable to attend because of continuing concerns about exposure to the virus, please consider making a donation, becoming a member, or purchasing a gift certificate.

Any further changes to our procedures will be communicated via email, website, and social media.

ADDITIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES:

Cleaning procedures. ASM Global and Tacoma Arts Live will remain vigilant to cleaning high-touch surfaces such as elevator buttons, doors, railings, counters, and restrooms frequently.

Screening for symptoms. Staff, volunteers, and artists will be requested to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc.). We request that all patrons self-screen for symptoms prior to arrival as well. If you are ill, please stay home. If you need to make arrangements for your existing tickets due to a COVID-19 related illness or exposure, contact Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253.346.1721.

As always, remember to wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer if hand washing is not available.

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