U.A. Fall Chill presents Beatlemania

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Sgt. Pepper is on the loose and excited for Umbrella Arts Fall Chill event "Beatlemania! A Tribute to the Fab Four" at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg. From left are Julie Rastetter, Gloria Britten, Sue Osterhaus and M.J. Smith. (Photo submitted)

By Caroline Rosacker

Umbrella Arts is pleased to announce plans for their annual Fall Chill event "Beatlemania! A Tribute to the Fab Four." 

Ralph Kluseman and Johnnie Walker will collaborate to present the musical tribute to the Beatles beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Lakeside Ballroom in Guttenberg, with an intermission costume contest. 

Tickets and reserve seating

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, and are available from Umbrella Arts members, at Esser's Clothing, 502 South River Park Drive in Guttenberg or on EventBrite.com. Table reservations for four or eight persons can be requested through Ticket Manager Julie Rastetter (jarastetter@gmail.com), or any Umbrella Arts member or at Esser's Clothing. 

Umbrella Arts Fall Chill committee members are Sue Osterhaus, Julie Rastetter, Jackie Lee, Karilyn McArthur, Diane Schilling and MJ Smith.

Costume contest

Dress in a Beatle themed costume for a chance to win! Dr. Jim Osterhaus of Guttenberg will be the Master of Ceremonies of the Umbrella Arts intermission contest. Winners will be selected in Individual and Group categories with Guttenberg Buck prizes for first and second place in each category.

Characters for costume consideration are: 

• Eggman from the Walrus

• Mother Mary: from Let It Be

• Prudence

• Jude 

• Eleanor Rigby

• The Walrus

• Michelle

• Father McKenzie

• Maxwell Edison

• Lady Madonna

Music men

Ralph Kluseman and Johnnie Walker, both inducted in the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame, have been entertaining audiences across the tri-state for decades and are well-known for their Beatles tribute. 

"With today's technology Ralph and Johnny are able to make their music sound like six people," said event organizers. "Ralph is the biggest Beatle fan, and recently went to Liverpool to attend the largest Beatle gathering in the World!"  

Local Rotary Club lends a hand

The Guttenberg Rotary Club will once again help sponsor the program. "Umbrella Arts does a really good job organizing music events in our community," said a Rotary Club member. "We appreciate their contribution and are happy to help out." 

Lakeside kitchen crew returns 

For one night only,  Jeff and Kari Friedlein and their old Lakeside crew will be doing the cooking beginning at 5 p.m. for guests who want to purchase dinner before the show (not included in the ticket price). 

They will be serving a fish and chips entre' together with tentative plans for salmon, shrimp, steak and a sandwich.  Lakeside dinner guests who do not plan to attend Beatlemania will be asked to dine in the Lakeside bar area.

Community focus

This will be Umbrella Arts' third consecutive year hosting the Fall Chill event that brings musical art to our community and visitors, honors the heritage of Lakeside Ballroom, and makes a nice dinner an optional additional part of the evening. 

"We depend on the partnership of Jeff and Kari Freidlein, Kyle Selberg, and Ron Shorkey from Lakeside, The Guttenberg Press for printing services, many businesses in the community which host our posters, and our dedicated members who sell tickets, decorate, set up and take down the event. Proceeds support our many programs that enhance local art in all its forms," say Umbrella Arts members.

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