Twyla Teitzel, 66, fulfills dream to be dancer for Rolling Stones
Teitzel to perform as backup dancer for one song at the Beatles vs. Stones tribute concert at the Fox Riverside on July 30
RIVERSIDE, CA (07/08/22) – A virtual social learning platform empowering older adults and a nationally touring tribute show have teamed up to support Twyla Teitzel in fulfilling her life-long dream to be a backup dancer for the Rolling Stones.
The critically-acclaimed Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown production will be returning its highly-anticipated Summer Tour 2022 to the Fox Performing Arts Center on Saturday July 30. Twyla will perform on stage as a backup dancer during one song.
Twyla will be practicing her moves to perform during the Stones’ 80s hit “Miss You”. She is one of a number of global ambassadors with GetSetUp that exemplify what it means to age well. With 4.6 million members in 160 countries, GetSetUp supports older adults in achieving their goals and inspiring others to do the same.
“We work to empower our learners to explore and do amazing things,” said Lawrence Kosick, President and Co-Founder of GetSetUp. “We are excited to help Twyla fulfill one of her bucket-list dreams. We love seeing our learners taking action to be healthy and follow their dreams while debunking ageism myths. We know she will be an inspiration to our community.”
Why does Twyla want to be a backup dancer for the Rolling Stones?
“Part of it is probably a little bit rebellious,” said Twyla, who lives in Gold River, California.“My mom wouldn’t let me buy Rolling Stones albums when I was a child because she said the Stones used their money to buy drugs. So, I bought albums from the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supremes and Monkees instead.”
For the past decade with more than 1500 performances across the country and abroad, this unforgettable production has been delighting audiences with their talent, warmth, humor and passion for the music of The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. A critic for the Los Angeles Times called it “the most unique tribute show in decades.”
The show pits Rolling Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash against rival Brit boys Abbey Road in an all-out musical showdown for rock dominance.
“Bring your best moves Twyla, let’s get this dance party started!” said Joey Infante, who plays “Mick” in the show.
CALENDAR: Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown returns to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside on Saturday, July 30. The show features the Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash bands. The Riverside show is part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Doors are at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $15 -$25 and may be purchased at the Fox Performing Arts Center Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Box Office is open box Tuesday-Friday from 12pm-6pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Box office is closed Sunday and Monday. Call 951-779-9800 for any questions.
The Fox Performing Arts Center is located at 3801 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501. The show is all ages.
GetSetUp is on a mission to help those over 55 learn new skills, connect with others and unlock new life experiences. The social learning platform helps over 4.6 million older adults in 160 countries stay mentally and physically fit, creates economic opportunities through jobs and reskilling, and provides a community where people find meaning and purpose by sharing their knowledge and passions and forming new connections. Classes are taught by older adults on a highly interactive, custom-built video platform where older adults can connect during and in between classes. Classes are taught in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Mandarin. To learn more about GetSetUp visit https://www.getsetup.org
About Twyla Teitzel:
While not dancing, Twyla is a budding entrepreneur. Last week she was one of five participants who received $2,500 in funding from the GetSetUp Startup Accelerator program for her business Plant Based Twy. She’ll use the funding to update her website and start a podcast to help her increase her followers and gather more sponsors. Her funding came after successfully completing the 12-week-long GetSetUp Startup Accelerator for entrepreneurs 55+."I'm so excited about being a dancer for the Rolling Stones! I'm showing my daughters and other young people that you don't have to fear growing old, it can be empowering.” Twyla resides in Gold River, California
Photos of Twyla: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/pFeJReI2IA
About Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown:
This special performance highlights the two greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time facing off in a once-in-a-lifetime show. Taking the side of the Fab Four is Abbey Road, one of the country’s top Beatles tribute bands. With brilliant musicianship and authentic costumes and gear, Abbey Road plays beloved songs spanning the Beatles' career. They engage in a musical “showdown” of the hits against premier Stones tribute band Jumping Jack Flash who offer a faithful rendition of the music and style of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and the bad boys of the British Invasion.
Hailed as the most exciting Rolling Stones tribute band, Jumping Jack Flash has been receiving delighted acclaim from audiences all over the country for more than two decades. Joey Infante and his band bring to the stage the amazing energy and unmistakable enthusiasm that is the hallmark of a live Rolling Stones performance. Whether it's the passion and fury with which they deliver the blues-soaked, groove-driven rock anthems, it’s their attention to detail and nuance that makes the Jumping Jack Flash performance a truly awe-inspiring part of the show.
Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, Abbey Road re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that the Beatles themselves never performed live. They also touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom heard in concert. Abbey Road has amassed a strong national touring history and has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatle tribute acts in the world.
“If the British Invasion had a house band in the 60s and beyond, hopefully we’d be that band,” said Chris Paul Overall, who plays “Paul McCartney” in the show.
“There’s always a special feeling for these shows— people dress up in 60’s costumes, wear Beatles and Rolling Stones clothing, and enjoy one another’s company during the concerts,” said Infante.
The Beatles vs. Stones show has become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest tribute concert.
For more information, go to www.Beatles-vs-Stones.com
Beatles vs. Stones ad mat: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/fVai52TvCJ
Photos of Twyla: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/pFeJReI2IA
High resolution images of Jumping Jack Flash https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZKyzyc1ufhV39ou-vW_VcSGVMwYg8_9k?usp=sharing
High resolution Abbey Road images here:https://spaces.hightail.com/space/eoyQu3hFTO
Promo video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibGtk0WbDbY
:15 second promo video for Riverside show: https://youtu.be/a_xLf6wHU-U