There was no need to “ferry cross the Mersey” or even take a trip “across the pond” to enjoy the classic music of the British Invasion this past Saturday evening.
For Burbankers, just a short drive over Mount Lee to the Ford Amphitheatre provided them with an evening of outstanding entertainment as the Pacific Ballet Dance Company danced to the sounds that dominated and defined popular culture during the 1960s and ‘70s.
Billed as “The British Beat,” Saturday’s performance, under the direction of Artistic Director Natasha Middleton and Assistant Director Edward Arno, showcased the talent of dancers from the Burbank-based company formerly known as the Media City Ballet.
Serving as an homage to such legendary British imports as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Queen, David Bowie, the Who and Led Zeppelin, the performance was headlined by Chris Trousdale of the popular boy band Dream Street who currently appears in Disney’s new television show “Shake it Up,” Alexander Fost from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and Allan McCormick who has most recently been performing in “La Rêve” in Las Vegas. Rounding out Saturday’s principals were Tatiana A’Virmond, Dale Jordan, Jekyns Pelaez and Arsen Serobian in the role of Bond… James Bond.