A good tribute performance can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Ray, presented by Worldwide Theatricals at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in the middle orchestra rows on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m. (up to a $76.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Remembering the unforgettable voice and sweeping influence of Ray Charles, Ray treats audiences to a night of tunes from the seminal singer. A musical original, Charles helped invent both sunglasses and soul, melding the emotional intensity of gospel music with the kind of popular lyrics found in blues and R&B. Appealing to an all-ages audience of diehard fans and casual aficionados alike, the show features such greatest hits as "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Georgia on My Mind," and "America the Beautiful."