"Lies in the Attic," a new musical co-created by award-winning a cappella group Voices in Harmony vocalists Randy Haykin and David Cowan, will perform March 6 at Dublin High School's Performing Arts Center.
The father-and-son tale unfolds through a repertoire of Beatles' songs, performed by a group of male singers from all ages and walks of life, from students and technology professionals to music professors, lawyers, retired bus drivers and aerospace executives.
The group was established in 2008 by Haykin and Cowan, two venture capitalists who conceived of developing a script that would utilize the music and lyrics of popular Beatles' hits. Both men, who are Harvard graduates and fathers of three children, were inspired to collaborate by their experiences as parents and their shared passion and love of the Fab Four's music, recognizing that it would resonate across the generations.
Haykin Capital, which owns Voices in Harmony, has offices on Main Street in Pleasanton.
Voices in Harmony musical director Chris Hebert programmed the group's barbershop-style vocal stylings to cover classics including "Help," "Yesterday," "Can't Buy Me Love," "A Little Help From My Friends" and "Let it Be."
"Lies in the Attic" tells the story of Randall Judick, a suburban father struggling to communicate with Sam, his troubled teenage son. But honesty is a two-way street, as Randall learns, when his "ghosts in the attic" unleash memories of his own turbulent youth.
The ghosts, played by the 40-member male chorus, remind Randall and Sam that when broken hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer.
The March 6 performance will start at 2 p.m. at Dublin High's theater, located at 8151 Village Parkway. Tickets cost $37 for general seating, $32 for students and seniors at least 65 years old and can be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com/