It seems like only yesterday brothers Elwood and Jake Blues – played by Dan Ackroyd and the late, great John Belushi – invited the world to join them on a “mission from God”.
Now, thirty years on, the Blues Brothers live on in The Official Blues Brothers Revue, and Australian Blues Brothers fans are set to get a nostalgic musical fix when the pair arrives from America in April.
Starring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood, The Official Blues Brothers Revue is the only Blues Brothers show to be officially sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and the wife of the late John Belushi, Judith Belushi Pisano..
After auditioning over 200 Blues Brothers teams for the world premier of their musical, the trio came across Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, who were immediately cast in the lead roles.
The Official Blues Brothers Revival ran successfully for five months in Chicago's Centre for the Performing Arts in 2004, winning rave reviews.
Since 2005, Judith, Dan and the John Belushi Estate have officially sanctioned Kieron Lafferty and Wayne Catania’s own show.
The Official Blues Brothers Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem from the original movie, as well as songs from the five popular albums put out by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd.
The whole show can be caught at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Friday March 3.
Bookings and information available through 9550 3900 or manpac.com.au.