People Get Ready-1
Lynnea Barry
Rockin' through the '50s
Fri, Jun 11 - Sun, Jun 13
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Twin Rivers Plumbing
Production sponsor
The revolution in American popular music during the 1950s changed our world influencing lifestyle, language, mindset, and modern culture. The recipe of swing, doowop, blues, country, and gospel, created the perfect casserole of rockabilly, pop, soul, rock 'n' roll, and more. This evolution of popular music had been cooking for decades before adding dashes of gospel style harmonies and pinches of call and response. It was less about any one style and more about a feeling that teenage America could not get enough of, that religious groups, government officials and parents often deemed as the “devils music” or somethng equally dangerous, and at the same time became a voice of justice, change and hope.
Be-Bop-A-Lula: Rockin' through the '50s celebrates this music that had a prevailing presence in and, indeed, fundamentally transformed American popular culture. Artistic director Lynnea Barry welcomes Siri Vik and Bill Hulings in an evening of a choice selection of the era's most iconic songs, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love”, “Please, Mr. Postman”, “Bye Bye Love”, “Be My Baby”, “Rock Around The Clock”, “Save the Last Dance for Me” , “ Change is Gonna Come”, “The Great Pretender”, “The Twist”, "Stand By Me", "People Get Ready" and many more.
Event Personnel
Lynnea Barry, artistic director
Keri Davis, piano
Don Elkington, drums
Steve Arriola, guitar
Marisa Frantz, violin
 Earth Angel
Words & music by Curtis Williams, Jesse Belvin, Gaynel Hodge
 Rock Around The Clock
Words & music by Max C. Freedman, Jimmy DeKnight
 Only You (And You Alone)
Words & music by Buck Ram
 The Great Pretender
Words & music by Buck Ram
 Last Kiss
Words & music by Wayne Cochran
 Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Words & music by Frankie Lymon, Herman Santiago, Jimmy Merchant
 Wake Up, Little Susie
Words & music by Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
 Bye Bye Love
Words & music by Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant
 Do You Want To Dance
Words & music by Bobby Freeman
 Rockin' Robin
Words & music by Leon René
 At The Hop
Words & music by David White, John Medora, Artie Singer
 The Twist
Words & music by Hank Ballard
 Puppy Love
Words & music by Paul Anka
Words & music by Maurice Williams
 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Words & music by Carole King, Gerry Goffin
 Please Mr. Postman
Words & music by Robert Bateman, Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman, William Garrett, Georgia Dobbins
 Stand By Me
Words & music by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
 Save The Last Dance For Me
Words & music by Mort Shuman, Doc Pomus
 Be My Baby
Words & music by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector
 Baby Love
Words & music by Holland–Dozier–Holland
 My Guy
Words & music by Smokey Robinson
 A Change Is Gonna Come
Words & music by Sam Cooke
 People Get Ready
Words & music by Curtis Mayfield
June, 2021
Fri 11, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sat 12, 7:30 pm: Eugene
Sun 13, 3:00 pm: Eugene
Ticket/Venue Info
Be-Bop-A-Lula Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  19.50 
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  17.00 
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  14.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
Paragon BioTeck
Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor