Buy tickets here for Saturday, August 29. Click here to buy tickets for Friday, August 28.
Today's Groupon gently stuffs wads of mellifluous Motown in your ear canals with a ticket to 50 Years of Motown, Dallas Symphony Orchestra's opening show for the 2009–2010 season. You'll hear The Contours, one of the early African-American soul groups signed to Motown Records, sing their Top 10 hit "Do You Love Me" along with their renditions of songs by Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, and Otis Redding. That's a classic Motown lineup stuffed with passion and funk.
Motown is music that puts you on cloud nine. It blends the soulful sounds of rhythm and blues with catchy pop-music styles and is infused with deep emotion and great gospel vocals. For once in your life, you get the chance to hear it live. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra wants you to spend a night grooving with the music that made modern R&B, but they don't need to grovel: the orchestra was awarded the Gramophone Awards 2005 Editor's Choice and Classical CD of the Week from The Sunday Times for a groundbreaking Rachmaninov recording.
This Groupon gets you a ticket for Friday, August 28, or Saturday, August 29 (there are 250 Groupons available for Friday and 150 for Saturday; buy before the show you want sells out). You'll hear soul music from front and center of the Meyerson Symphony Center since seats are on the orchestra floor or better (click here to see a seating chart).
- The work lived up to its outsize ambitions, and Mr. van Zweden led a beautifully prepared and dynamic performance. – James R. Oestreich, The New York Times
- This is passionate music, by turns anxious, desperate and even grotesque, but also tender and frankly beautiful. – Scott Cantrell, The Dallas Morning News
Yelling fire in a crowded theater is an American pastime invented by heroic American aviator Charles Lindbergh. In 1918, Lindbergh charmed hundreds of theatergoers by falsely warning everyone to run from a nonexistent fire during a performance of Cats. When he admitted his prank to the crowd gathered outside the non-burning theater, their laughter was so great that Lindbergh became permanently deaf.
For many years, yelling fire in a crowded theater was a common way to make friends and charm future in-laws. Unfortunately, when yelling fire in a crowded theater became more and more popular, the once-foolproof joke lost its effectiveness. Today, yelling fire in a crowded theater will provoke almost no reaction (though this is primarily due to the advent of flame-retardant clothing and skin).