Riley Center presents 'Blues Brothers Revue' May 9


May 3, 2013

It’s been more than 30 years since they first stormed the stage of Saturday Night Live, but the star characters of the cult classic movie haven’t slowed down. Jake Blues and brother Elwood Blues live on through "The Official Blues Brothers Revue," a touring show which features dancing, comedy, and a talented band playing numbers from the movie as well as Blues Brothers albums. The show comes to the MSU Riley Center Thursday [May 9], at
7:30 p.m.

Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty assume the roles of the blues-singing brothers from Chicago and are extraordinarily convincing as they slip into the simple black suits and personas first brought to life by John Belushi and Dan Akroyd. With help from the Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Band, several talented singers, and the trademark irreverent humor, the Revue creates a live concert experience, treating the audience to many of the well-known songs from the Blues Brothers® movie. The show is produced by Judy Belushi Pisano (wife of the late John Belushi) and Dan Akroyd.

What Critics Say: Lafferty and Catania quickly proved that they weren’t just good impersonators, but in fact, very talented musicians. Lafferty’s harmonica solo at the end of “Gimme Some Lovin’” would have made Brody Buster green with envy, while Catania showed off his soulful, honey-drenched pipes during “Sweet Home Chicago.” — Shea Conner, St. Joseph News-Press

Tickets are $45 and $39 at the MSU Riley Center box office, which is open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.msurileycenter.com or by calling the box office at 601-696-2200.