ARTICLE: Mark Morris’s ‘Pepperland’ Invades the Civic Theatre

San Diego Story
Kris Eitland
May 8, 2018

… Morris and his Brooklyn-based group are touring a vivid Beatles tribute to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band across America, with stops in 30 cities before the end of 2019.

“For Pepperland, we do a few stops on every trip,” Morris said from his headquarters in Brooklyn. “This weekend is Santa Barbara and San Diego, then a big six-week tour of Britain next spring. We do other shows in between and are most focused on Pepperland now.”

Pepperland features an original score by Ethan Iverson and arrangements of six songs from the album, such as “With a Little Help from My Friends,” “Penny Lane,” and “When I’m Sixty-Four.”

Morris had to work with lawyers to get rights to use the songs…