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Family Concert Recap: Music of Phish at The Capitol Theater (4/15) & and Easter Beatles Bash at Brooklyn Bowl (4/16)

This Easter Weekend was full of music thanks to two awesome Rock and Roll Playhouse family concerts!

The Capitol Theatre was a SOLD OUT success Saturday, and excited families streamed into Garcia’s with anticipation to jam to the music of Phish with the talented tribute band, Uncle Ebenezer. It was an enjoyable afternoon with lots of dancing, including an epic freeze dance during “Chalk Dust Torture”. The audience was filled with kids decked out in their most phestive looks. Check out our best dressed in micro-fashion:

In true Phish style here is the setlist, annotations and all, from the show:

Set I

Hello Song

Llama*

Halley's Comet ->

Brother#

Chalk Dust Torture%

Tube^@

Mango Song^

Piper~ ->

Happy Birthday to You~

Poor Heart+


Encore:

Down with Disease

* for Max

# with Jump Dance in jam

% with Freeze Dance in jam

^ with Parachute

@ with Wheels on the Bus

~ for Piper's 2nd birthday

+ with Head, Shoulder, Knees and Toes


Easter Sunday was hoppin’ at Brooklyn Bowl for our free Easter Beatles Bash! The Easter Bunny himself made an appearance on Wythe Ave to hand out candy to all the delighted kids. It’s safe to say the kids loved the face painting by Cheeky Chipmunk, as they patiently lined up all afternoon. Faces were transformed into cute little bunnies and fingers were re-imagined into colorful carrots, making the spirit of Easter and Spring come alive!

The Brooklyn Bowl house band supplied the tunes for this fun-filled afternoon playing Beatles hits like “Yellow Submarine” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Mike Messer led the band and had a total blast on stage. It was a family affair as Joanie Leeds brought her little one on stage to join in during “Here Comes the Sun” and Marley sat in and rocked it on the bass for a song! It was the perfect soundtrack for the beautiful Spring weather we had that day.

Check out this recording for Joanie Leeds' sit in on Sunday, performing "Here Comes The Sun" with Messer and the band: 

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate this beautiful weekend with us, we hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did! There will be no show at Brooklyn Bowl this Sunday (April 23rd), although we hope to see you again next Sunday (April 29th) for The Music of Broadway Show: Hamilton. Grab your tickets here. To never miss a beat about our family concerts, sign up for our email list and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for updates and show announcements!