My Ticket to Ride – Janice Mitchell


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Table Reservations Required
  • Free Entry

My Ticket to Ride- How I Ran Away to England to Meet the Beatles and Got Rock and Roll Banned in Cleveland

Heads up! ALL attendees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test (time stamped, and no older than 72 hours), to attend this concert.




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • Slaw
    • Fish and Chips
    • Peach Pie
    Story topic this week…

    My Ticket to Ride- How I Ran Away to England to Meet the Beatles and Got Rock and Roll Banned in Cleveland


    A true-adventure, coming-of-age tale set in the exhilarating first wave of Beatlemania …

    It’s 1964, and 16-year-old Janice is struggling in a grim foster home in Cleveland when she falls suddenly, deeply in love … with the Beatles. They and their music stir in her an ecstatic new sense of freedom. With a friend, she hatches a bold plan to escape their dreary lives and run away to London to meet the Fab Four. On their own for the first time—in “Beatleland”—they explore a new city, a new culture, and a new life, visiting the hippest clubs of Soho, meeting some nice English boys, hitchhiking to Liverpool …

    But unbeknownst to them, the runaways have become international news—and a hunt is on.

    Join Janice Mitchell as she looks back with fresh insight on the heady early days of Beatlemania and an era in America when young women exercising some control over their lives presented a serious threat to adult society.


    Janice Mitchell Bio

    Janice Mitchell is a retired federal investigator, a private investigator, an adjunct professor in the criminal justice department of Tiffin University, and a lifelong Beatles fan.
    As an award-winning investigator, Mitchell worked on high-profile capital, criminal, and civil cases in New York City, including the Wendy’s Massacre and the Carnegie Deli Murders. She has also worked on international investigations for Rolex, Gucci, Warner Bros., Levi Strauss, Hard Rock Café, and other trademarks. She was dubbed “a modern-day Nancy Drew” on CourtTV after she uncovered new evidence in a criminal case that led to the exoneration of a wrongfully convicted man. After 9/11, Mitchell relocated from New York City back to her hometown of Cleveland, where she lives with with her Yorkshire Terrier, Dashiell Hammett. She is a supporter of animal rescue organizations.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.

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