After The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream production closes Sunday at New York’s Richard Rodgers Theatre, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act that recorded ’60s hits Good Lovin’, It’s a Beautiful Morning and Groovin’ will start a national tour beginning May 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
So far, the group has set dates in a dozen cities, with Hollywood, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Boston getting multi-concert runs.
Once Upon a Dream is a hybrid rock concert/Broadway show and features original keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, singer Eddie Brigati, drummer Dino Danelli and guitarist Gene Cornish.
“Neither a jukebox musical nor a straightforward concert along the lines of last fall’s Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Broadway, Dream shifts from live performances to video clips, shown on a single large screen behind the band,” USA TODAY’s Elysa Gardner wrote in her review of the Broadway production, adding that the group’s members “reminisce about their history together, and the people and events that informed it.”
Recording as both the Young Rascals and the Rascals, the group had 13 top 40 singles between 1966 and 1969, including People Got to Be Free, Lonely Too Long and How Can I Be Sure.
The following dates are confirmed: View Tickets
May 24-27: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Fla.
May 30: Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Fla.
May 31: Moran Theater, Jacksonville
June 5, 6 and 8: Academy of Music, Philadelphia
June 12: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.
June 14: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, Cary, N.C.
June 15: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, S.C.
June 17: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte
June 19-22: Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta
June 25-30: Boston Opera House, Boston
July 5: Jones Beach, Wantagh, N.Y.
July 6: PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, N.J.