When I was a child, my father made it a point very early in my life, as well as my brothers, to introduce us to the music of four young people from Liverpool who were called the Beatles. As far back as I can remember, the Beatles have always been part of my life. Many of my childhood memories revolve around their music.
Now kids have the chance to be exposed to the music of the Fab Four, even if it’s in a very different way than mine. The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a series of family concerts that take place in venues across the United States, will play Beatles music for children in a special Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, May 8 at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m.
The Rock and Roll Playhouse’s primary audience is families with children 10 and under. The group offers everyone the chance to let off steam with games, movement and stories while educating children and allowing them to explore their creativity, something I was more than familiar with at a young age when I heard the music of the Beatles.
I remember standing in front of the TV and imitating Paul McCartney with his Hofner bass. I’m not left-handed like him, but I didn’t let that stop me. My dad even made me a very detailed cardboard cutout of the same bass to use in my imitations. The only difference now is that I can do it for real.
For parents of children who may have sensitive hearing or are concerned about how live music might affect their children’s hearing, music will be disallowed during the show. If someone’s child is more comfortable with hearing protection, they will be available for purchase at the show. The show can also be photographed or filmed.
Tickets for the show are available at https://whiteeaglehalljc.com. Admission is free for children under 1 year old. The White Eagle Hall is located at 337 Newark Ave., Jersey City.