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‘Blues Brothers Revue’ to ring in Valentine’s Day

Published 5:17pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Alexander City Arts Council will continue its 2011-2012 season this Valentine’s Day with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.”

Rosie Morgan, publicity chairperson for the arts council, said that “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” is the only Blues Brothers show sanctioned by the Belushi Estate and Dan Aykroyd of original Blues Brothers fame. The show will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Benjamin Russell High School auditorium.

“This is very special to us,” Morgan said. “We all loved the film from 1980. I have seen the show, and they do a lot of the songs that they performed in the movie.”

“The Official Blues Brothers Revue” is produced by Springer Theatricals of Columbus, Ga. The show stars Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty as Jake and Elwood, a.k.a. the Blues Brothers.

“This revue has already been very successful, touring the United States, Canada, and in 2011, 25 cities in Australia,” Morgan said.  “In fact, while getting contracts ready for our signing, the group was on the Australian tour.

“The touring show has excellent reviews from everywhere they have played. They banter back and forth and involve the audience.”

Morgan added that the program is suitable for ages “8 to 88” and attending the show would make for a perfect date night.

“This will be a perfect Valentine evening for everyone, regardless of your plans earlier for dinner,” she said.

Tickets to the show are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Pre-sale tickets will be available until noon on Feb. 13 at the Russell Medical Center gift shop, the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce and Alexander City MainStreet.

Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door the night of the show.

“The Arts wishes to thank ShoNuff BBQ, Russell Medical Center and the gift shop, the chamber of commerce, Main Street, Queen’s Attic and Wildman Steve Internet Radio for their extra help in bring this great show into town on such a special time as Valentine’s Day,” Morgan said.

For more information about the show, call Ron Morgan, president of the arts council, at 256-234-9806 or email