The Beatles LOVE
The Beatles Love By Cirque Du Soleil
Show Director Dominic Champagne calls The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil a “rock ‘n’ roll poem.” The show is a 90-minute journey through the trends and politics of the ’60s and most importantly, The Beatles’ history, told through nearly 30 of the group’s songs.
LOVE started out as a collaboration between George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil’s Guy LaLiberté. After Harrison’s death, the remaining Beatles and the families of the late group members helped bring a Harrison’s vision to life, sharing their ideas about song selection and song order for the show.
The music director for LOVE is none other than Sir George Martin, who is best known for his work producing The Beatles’ music. Martin’s son, Giles, is also a music director for the show.
Although LOVE features some well-known Beatles songs, it is not meant to be a greatest hits show.
The journey starts with the energetic “Get Back” at the scene of The Beatles’ farewell concert and then flashes back to Liverpool during World War II when the band members were young children.
No journey through the ’60s would be complete without a trip through the era of Beatlemania. Acrobats and tumblers on trampolines perform, accompanied by “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “Drive My Car.”