Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see the John Tesh Big Band Christmas Show at the Rialto Square Theatre. For $27, you get one G-Pass for seating in the second balcony or the rear of the main floor on Wednesday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $53.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
John Tesh's relentless releases make it easy to forget that he started out as a host of Entertainment Tonight. With nearly one album a year since 1988—sometimes more—he conquered the parallel universes of smooth-jazz and New Age music, earning two Grammy awards and four gold records. His latest effort, Big Band, hearkens back to before even his TV-hosting years, paying tribute to the artists that fostered his life’s passion as a child.
On December 12, Tesh and his 14-piece band apply the style of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Nat King Cole to a set of Christmas classics during a holiday-themed concert. From “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” to “Carol of the Bells,” Tesh’s voice remains strong, smooth, and as confidently mischievous as a well-dressed raccoon. Piano solos and engaging banter with the audience spice the evening of familiar favorites with a personal touch.
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.