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Brian Setzer Orchestra: Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza for Two at Arena Theatre on Saturday, December 15, at 8 p.m.

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Famed rockabilly guitarist and former Stray Cats frontman leads his swing band through rollicking holiday tunes at this in-the-round theater

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Expires Dec 15th, 2012. Redeem starting 12/15 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Arena Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together.Discount reflects Arena Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hr before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Christmas music embodies the spirit of the season, much like the National Anthem evokes Independence Day and the ambient compositions of Philip Glass reflect the existential angst of Valentine’s Day. Treat ears to Yuletide tunes with this GrouponLive deal to see The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza at Arena Theatre. For $50, you get two tickets for seating in row S, T, or U on Saturday, December 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $122.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.

Consummate guitarist Brian Setzer leads his heralded orchestra for an extravaganza of classic Christmas tunes infused with swing-band bombast and rockabilly blitz, all led by Setzer’s signature cache of Gretsch and other craftsman guitars. Favorite Yuletide ditties such as “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Run Rudolph Run” reverberate with rollicking percussion, boisterous brass, and the tuba’s spot-on whale mating call. The band also tinsels eardrums with a vintage, cool ’50s vibe during jazzy seasonal standards such as “Dig That Crazy Santa Claus” and “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.” Before the show ends with a customary candy-cane duel, Setzer may sprinkle his set list with non-holiday fan favorites from his Stray Cats days, including slinky hits such as “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock This Town.” Mixing jazz, burlesque, pop, and cabaret into sultry Betty Boop harmonies, the theatrical swing band Totsy declares that “Santa Likes Naughty Girls Too” in its charmingly lascivious opening set. ####Brian Setzer Orchestra – “Blue Christmas” (2009) <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K5zUH7m99Tg" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>

####Totsy – “Dope on a Rope” (Official Video)

Arena Theatre

At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.



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90% of 263 customers recommend

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    Arena Theatre

    7326 Southwest Fwy.

    Houston, Texas 77074

    713-772-5900

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