You’ll be sure to fall in love with the Athens Theatre’s lineup for Valentine’s week!
On Wednesday, Feb. 15, they’re asking the question, “How deep is your love?” Break out your leisure suit, dust off your platform shoes, and get ready to catch the “night fever” as the tribute band BEE GEES NOW! takes the stage with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
We recommend that you look into getting your tickets sooner rather than later, or you may just find yourself asking, “How can you mend a broken heart?”
Speaking of hearts, think you’re a die-hard Bee Gees fan? Here’s an interesting tidbit you may not know: Their iconic song “Staying Alive” is used for CPR training, because it’s easy to remember and has 104 beats per minute. (Talk about a song being true to its title!)
If (actual) heart-pumping disco is not your speed, The McCartney Project (America’s No. 1 tribute to Paul McCartney, The Beatles and Wings) will be shaking the theater with their “The Wonder of It All” tour Friday, Feb. 17.
Relive the best of the Beatles and the epic hits of Wings with this show that covers more than three decades of unforgettable music! British Invasion fans can expect to hear such hits as “Eight Days a Week,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Band on the Run,” “Hey Jude,” “Yesterday” and more!
With shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., you can decide whether you’d like to make it a show and dinner or dinner and a show!
Speaking of dinner, here is a Paul McCartney fun fact — he really adores New York-style pizza. What’s so great about that, you may ask? We all adore New York pizza. Well, while living in London, he once ordered pizza from his favorite NYC pizza shop, with transoceanic delivery via the supersonic Concorde. As it turns out, “all you need is love” (and pizza)!
Still not sure what kind of music your true love may enjoy? Let us suggest Fame – The Ultimate Tribute to David Bowie at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The sights and sounds of David Bowie come alive as you take a journey through time with this epic re-creation featuring all the hits from “Ziggy Stardust” and beyond! You’ll be “Dancing in the Street” as you relive Bowie’s “Golden Years” with this incredibly talented group of musicians!
Bowie’s curious detail? The artist known for such interstellar hits as the song “Space Oddity” and the movie The Man Who Fell to Earth was terrified of flying. As his son, Duncan, recalls, “I remember sitting next to him, watching his knuckles turn white, as he dug his fingers into the arms of his chair every takeoff, every landing.” Thankfully, Bowie’s hits traveled to the top of the charts all on their own!
From Feb. 15 through Feb. 18, you can pick your all-time favorite band to jam along to at the Athens Theatre (although, we’re leaning toward your seeing all three shows)! If you ask us, kicking off Valentine’s week with the Bee Gees and rounding it off with David Bowie sounds like lovely music to our ears!
The Athens Theatre is at 124 N. Florida Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
Tickets and more information for all three shows can be found at www.athensdeland.com, or by calling the box office at 386-736-1500. Box-office hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 1 1/2 hours before live performances.