“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — the movie, not the Beatles’ album — just got even sillier.
The musical that features every 1970s prominent rock star (except the Beatles) comes to Coney Island this month as part of the “Rock N Roll Summer” film series — and it’ll be accompanied by live piano.
“This time they threw me a curve ball,” said Liz Magnes, who use to accompanying silent films during the Coney summer film series. “But the film’s all about taking liberties, so I think I’m OK.”
Indeed, the 1977 rock opera features a slew of the decades biggest acts — the Bee Gees, Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Steve Martin and even George Burns as the narrator — singing along to “Strawberry Fields,” “Oh, Darling” and, of course, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” as it tells the fantastical story of a rock band’s rise to fame.
Magnes will play along to select songs, including its rocking intro.
“I took the hubris to do the opening, just me,” said Magnes, a jazz pianist by trade. “It’s the funkiest part.”
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” at Coney Island USA [1208 Surf Ave. near W. 12th Street in Coney Island, (718) 372-5159], Sept. 10 at 8 pm. Tickets $6. For info, visit ww.coneyisland.com.
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