‘The Last Waltz’ plays on ...
Maine musicians re-create the sounds and look of the concert/film “The Last Waltz” and perform at the historic Opera House in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Concert guests are invited to come as you are, but 70’s attire will be enthusiastically welcomed by the band and Opera House ushers.
The legendary concert film will be brought to life this month at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. A group of Maine musicians under the leadership of Bob Colwell have been performing their take on The Last Waltz at Maine venues over the past decade.
At its core, the Scorsese film featured the music of The Band and included guest appearances by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters and others. Local musicians, channeling these legends will be a part of the evening. Reportedly, Boothbay’s Mark Stover will be playing the role of Van Morrison for a portion of the show.
The night includes The Band’s classics “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”and” It Makes No Difference,” Neil Young’s “Helpless,” Dylan’s “Forever Young” and “Baby Let Me Follow You Down;” “Further Up the Road” by Clapton, and other songs of a generation.
Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 7:30. The concert is about 2 hours.
Advance discounted tickets are $15 and available directly from the box office at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 633-5159. Regularly priced tickets are $20 and available online at www.boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door.