(LAKEWOOD, NJ) -- The Wag brought their Beatles Spectacular to the Strand Theater in Lakewood on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Following a set of original songs by The Wag, they moved into Beatles terrority and played songs from throughout the legendary act's career along with a few costume changes. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.
The Wag perform their "Beatles Spectacular" show annually at The Fest for Beatles Fans (the biggest Beatles festival on the East Coast), Abbey Road on the River in Jeffersonville, Indiana (the biggest Beatles Fest in the country), and at many different township functions and private parties.
The band consists of Brian Ostering (Bass and vocals); Alicia Van Sant (Keyboards, vocals, percussion, some flute, occasional guitar); Don Lee (Guitar and vocals); and Joshua Van Ness (Drums, percussion, guitar and vocals). For this show, they were joined by Ralph Capasso, Joe Lisa, and Erez Lirov. A young dancer named Lilakoip provided an interpretive dance performance to a Beatles song.
Here are photos from the show.
The Strand Theater is located at 400 Clifton Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey. The venue is celebrating its 100 birthday this year.
Upcoming shows for The Wag include the Soulsational Festival on July 30th; The Little Silver Concert Series on September 18th; The Edison Fall Festival on September 24; and Matawan Day on October 1st.
Here are more photos from the show.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 70 productions for over 40 different theatres. Click here for John's website.