July 2-3: Theatrical stagings of Grateful Dead and Beatles music at the Glaser Center

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What happens when the lyrics of the Grateful Dead and the Beatles are adapted for the dramatic stage? Find out when over two nights, Eric Burke, Allison Marcom, Keith Baker, Tim Kniffin and others act out classic songs from the Grateful Dead and the Beatles. Friday’s performance follows a blind train passenger pulling out of Terrapin Station who comes across Uncle John’s Band and meets a friend of the Devil, with all the Dead hits reinterpreted as script. On Saturday, it’s the entire White Album, beginning to end, with “Glass Onion” told from the perspective of a secret agent (“Here’s another clue for you all / The walrus was Paul”) and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road” from a nervous suitor practicing his come-on lines in the mirror before a date. Someone even says “Number nine” over and over and over! The Dead show is Friday, July 2; the Beatles, Saturday, July 3. All of it at the Glaser Center, 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa. 7:30pm. $12–$18. 707.568.5381.

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