Beatlemania Redux: Yesterday Once More

A Fab Four festival of sorts rocks Los Angeles

Life with the Beatles
The late Robert Whitaker captured candid images of the quartet behind the scenes. Celebrate the Life snapper’s work, which records the bandmates before they got bigger than Jesus. Jan. 12. Mr. Musichead Gallery.

Based on the 1994 movie, this musical traces the Beatles’ trajectory from bar band to cultural legend. The chronicle of their beginnings includes tunes from the early songbook alongside other retro hits. Opens Jan. 20. Ahmanson Theatre.