It’s the music of The Beatles, performed by beetles (and other various insects) in Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure! Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series, inspired by music made famous by The Beatles. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs performed include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends,” introducing a whole new generation to The Beatles.
Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure is based on the popular animated Netflix series which won an Emmy in 2016, and is currently in its third season. Fans now get the chance to see their favorite characters live on stage in a musical that, like the series, incorporates songs from the Lennon/McCartney catalogue to tell uplifting stories filled with inspiring melodies. The Beat Bugs are charming, funny, adventurous, and have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem. They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which – to them – is their entire universe.
Directed by Jeff Church, with music direction by Anthony T. Edwards and choreography by Marc Wayne, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure will feature Steven Eubank, Morgan Lynn Sterrett, Roan Ricker, Darrington Clark, Catera Combs, Phil Newman, Mandy Morris, Jacob Elliott, Morgan Walker, and Jake Golliher.
Appropriate for families with all ages, The Coterie’s production of Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure will run approximately 65 minutes with no intermission and will be performed live on The Coterie’s stage in Crown Center April 16 – May 19, 2019. Tickets are $13.00 for youth under 18, students, and seniors age 60 and older; and $17.00 for adults. Groups of 20 or more pay only $5.00-$8.00 per person (some restrictions apply – call the box office for details). Tickets, group reservations and more information is available at thecoterie.org/performance/beat-bugs-musical-adventure.
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