Helen Welch ‘Come Together! The Beatles Reimagined’
Helen Welch returns to Lakeside this summer with her new “Come Together! The Beatles Reimagined” show in Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1.
Welch will be joined onstage by her talented quartet to lend their unique styling to the music for a dynamic, humorous and uplifting musical journey.
The evening will feature timeless classics, including romantic ballads “Here, There and Everywhere,” “Yesterday” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” There will be hard-swinging renditions of “Can’t Buy Me Love” and “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Help” as a gospel ballad, and “Ticket to Ride” and “A Hard Day’s Night” as you’ve never heard them before.
Welch is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, entertainer, producer and band leader. Her unique talent for arranging songs to make them her own, coupled with her ability to intimately engage her audience, has quickly earned her a large and devoted following around the globe.
A native of England, Welch began her career on television’s “Romper Room.” Since her early success, she has headlined with world-class organizations such as the BBC Big Band, Glenn Miller Europe, Opus One and others at some of the UK’s most prestigious venues, including The Ritz, The Savoy, Blenheim Palace, The Grosvenor House Great Room and many theatres in London’s West End. Additionally, she held starring roles in a variety of popular musicals, including “Hello Dolly,” “Barnum,” “Carousel,” “42nd Street,” “Calamity Jane” and “Oliver Twist.”
Welch relocated to the United States to guest star in the Broadway musical “Smokey Joe’s Cafe.” Her immediate success landed her as a fronting vocalist for The Cleveland Orchestra, The Breckenridge Summer Orchestra, The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, The Grant Park Symphony Orchestra (Chicago), The Florida Symphony and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra. She has been producing her own shows for Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, The Akron Civic Theatre, Chautauqua Institution and many other theatres and performing arts centers around the country.