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by Robert Barron, Nanaimo Daily News

The music of the “British invasion” in the 1960s will be celebrated in an acclaimed Canadian tribute presented by the Chemainus Theatre Festival this summer.

The Twist Shout: The British Invasion song and dance revue that includes 64 all-time hits and anecdotes about the music revolution will be playing from June 12 to Aug. 29. This chronicle of mid-sixties pop-culture, and the revolution it started, is a passion project of Canadian writer and director, Alex Mustakas. He draws upon his memories and love for the iconic music, trivia, dance, personalities, language, and vibe of the era, as well as the help of historical consultant Michael Bignell, to re-create the significant moments in meticulous form.