- One G-Pass to see Celtic Thunder
- When: Sunday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Saenger Theatre
- Door time: 6:30
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $36 for orchestra rows A–Z (up to a $72.60 value)
- $31 for orchestra rows AA–LL (up to a $62.35 value)
- $26 for balcony rows C–T (up to a $52.10 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Since their debut at The Helix in Dublin, Ireland, in 2007, Celtic Thunder has released eight albums, hosted their own PBS specials, performed at the White House, and been named Top World Album Artist by Billboard. During their live shows, the ensemble of male singers dons dapper attire in the form of black suits, gray vests, and blue kilts before traversing the dynamically lit stage, belting out storied tunes in both solo and ensemble arrangements. Backed by traditional Irish instrumentation such as harp, fiddle, and tin whistle, they regale audiences with songs deeply engrained in Emerald Isle lore. The acoustic lullaby “Noreen” and the rollicking “My Irish Molly O” both sound at home in front of the set’s replica of ancient Celtic ruins. The performers also play Irish-flavored renditions of American classics, from the jig-inducing honky-tonk of Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl” to Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s in the Cradle,” a ballad about a feline who dreams of being a human baby.
When it first opened in 1927, the Saenger Theatre looked like a million bucks. Specifically, $2.5 million. It was a lavish investment at a time when $2.5 million wasn't chump change. Yet audiences could see where the money went, and sit in it too. The ads, which boasted "an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor," didn't exaggerate—theatergoers were greeted by a stunning indoor replication of 15th century Italy, replete with a courtyard, gardens, and a cordial Donatello. Statues of Venus occupied pedestals, while a domed, twinkling ceiling gave joy to agoraphobic stargazers.
The venue suffered the same fate as much of its city in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina left its artificial Rome in ruins. But the public was unwilling to lose the storied space, and a 2013 restoration recently returned the Saenger to its former glory. Now looking like $52 million bucks, the Saenger sports the colors and finishes of the 1927 original, yet has been upgraded with some of the most technically advanced sound and lighting systems in the South.