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January 30, 2014

Show pays tribute Feb. 7 to Chicago’s musical heritage, Belushi, Aykroyd

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Hatfield Hall brings a little bit of “Sweet Home Chicago” to the stage Feb. 7 with “The Official Blues Brothers Revue.”

Produced by Dan Aykroyd, Judith Belushi and original “Blues Brothers” musical director Paul Shaffer, “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” is “on a mission from God” to take audiences though a rollicking program of soul, gospel, blues and humor. Based on the 1980 motion picture, “The Revue” pays homage to Chicago’s rich musical heritage and the legendary comedic talents of John Belushi and Akroyd.  

The live show incorporates comedy and music from the original film with selections from the five albums released by John Belushi and Aykroyd, performed by Joliet Jake (Wayne Catania) and Elwood (Kieron Lafferty) Blues.  

Catania is a musician, actor and creative writer with a career spanning four decades. He has appeared in numerous feature films, television shows and international advertising campaigns. His charismatic and animated physical style, as well as his uncanny resemblance to John Belushi helped land him the opportunity to be cast as Jake Blues.

Lafferty is an actor, writer and musician from Toronto. He started his career as a singer/songwriter, known for soulful vocals and melodic harmonica lines. Lafferty has released two critically-acclaimed CDs. He’s had roles in film, TV and stage productions, and written scores for several independent and documentary films. His performance as Elwood Blues in the Las Vegas show “Legends in Concert” helped Lafferty get the role of Elwood.

Catania, Lafferty, Judy Belushi Pisano, and Anne Beatts (“Saturday Night Live,” “Square Pegs”) are collaborating on a pilot script for a TV show based on the continuing adventures of Jake and Elwood Blues.

For “The Official Blues Brothers Revue,” Jake and Elwood are backed by the eight-piece Intercontinental Rhythm & Blues Revue Band, including background vocalists Precious and Ebonie Taylor, the niece and grandniece, respectively, of the legendary Koko Taylor. The show features all the “Blues Brothers” classics including “Soul Man,” “Rubber Biscuit,” “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Rawhide” and “Gimme Some Lovin’” among many others.

“The Revue” will perform 31 shows this year, touring cities from Montana, Illinois, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Florida and California.

“This is such a fun show,” said Hatfield Hall Venue Manager Bunny Nash. “It’s going to be a great evening of music with a lot of audience participation and a good bit of comedy as well.”

The show is being sponsored by Terre Haute Regional Hospital, and also includes a complimentary beer tasting for patrons 21 and over provided by Dever Distributing. Beer tasting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hatfield Hall lobby, and runs until 7:25 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Limited tickets remain. Ticket prices are $23-27 for adults and $15 for students.

Tickets may be purchased in person, by calling the Hatfield Hall ticket desk at 812-877-8544 or at

hatfieldhall.com.

Ticket desk hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday; and two hours before each event. Complete season information, including artist video clips, is available at hatfieldhall.com. Find exclusive behind-the-scenes photos and more at facebook.com/HatfieldHall.

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