Little Steven van Zandt is doing the impossible! He’s reuniting the Rascals, the original Rascals, for a theatrical show. “Once Upon A Dream” will happen December 13, 14, and 15th at the Capital Theatre in Portchester, New York. The Rascals were MEGA stars of the late 60s, and the only white R&B act on Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler’s Atlantic Records. You know their hits– “Good Lovin,” “Groovin,” “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore,” “People Gotta Be Free,” “It’s a Beautiful Morning,” and “How Can I Be Sure?” among them. Their greatest hits album, called “TimePeace,” was a bestseller for years.
The project is being funded on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stevenvanzandt/the-rascals-once-upon-a-dream-reunion-shows?ref=live
Steve writes: “”To do justice to the Rascals importance, I’ve written a show for them
that is just as unique as they are. It’s called “Once Upon a Dream”.
It’s a combination of a Rock Concert and a Broadway show that will
include their own live performance by the original four Rascals – Felix,
Eddie, Dino, Gene, and be complimented by filmed segments and news
footage and will be a show that they can take all over the country….
“The show will be an uplifting inspiration for you fans that have
been waiting all these years, praying for a Rascals comeback, and
those of you who are younger will get a real taste of the ’60’s you
missed the first time around. Me and Marc have invested our time, money, and blood these last few years for this idea and now we need you to bring it home. Not one dollar that is contributed will go into anyone’s pocket, or be commissioned in any way, every dollar will go into the production making it as good as it can be, as great as the Rascals deserve….So that’s it. The Rascals are coming back. We have been looking for other investors but nobody has any vision anymore. Frankly nobody believes in this dream except me, Marc, Peter and you. The production will be as big as you make it. On behalf of the Rascals Thank you.”