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Marion, OH- Marion Palace Theatre management is pleased to announce La Rue, Ohio native and Broadway veteran Ryan J Ratliff will bring his original production DECADES The Concert to the Palace stage on Saturday, February 8 at 8pm.


Audience members attending the show will have the opportunity to experience a live production featuring the popular music made famous by boy bands over the last fifty years.


Performed several times in Florida venues, Ryan says he was first compelled to create this unique tribute show based on the impressive number of years boy bands have led the music industry.


“Currently, it’s One Direction. Yesterday it was N’Sync and Backstreet Boys, and of course the resurgence of New Kids On The Block. But what was intriguing to me was recognizing that Bill Haley’s Comets, The Silhouettes, The Beatles, The Monkees, etc., etc., all were their own type of boy band.”


Ryan goes on to say,


“Each decade and band brought their own signature to what was currently going on in the world. The birth of Rock & Roll in the 50s, the British influence in the 60s, the war protests and free-for-all during Woodstock in the 70s, the rock ballads of the 80s, and then the epitome of boy bands in the 90s that we still know them as today.”


“Our show is packed with unforgettable medleys and choreography all backed by a live rock band. It’s gonna be a blast!”


Ryan, along with three seasoned performers, will start the night with the doo-wop style of The Crew Cuts and Bill Haley’s Comets in the 50s to The Four Seasons, Beach Boys and Beatles in the 60s. The four guys will transport the audience through the best of the 70s with the Byrds and Credence Clearwater Revival, Jackson 5, Queen and the BeeGees. Then, after giving tribute to the 80s with Journey, Bon Jovi and New Kids on the Block, they will come full swing by giving props to the mecca of boy bands in the 90s and close with a medley spanning all five decades of incredible music.


DECADES The Concert will take place at the Marion Palace Theatre on Saturday, February 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $20, $25 and $30 based on seat location. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org.


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