During concerts, a musician's wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal.
- $40 for one G-Pass to "Music: A Gala Night With David Garrett" (up to $81.50 value). Each ticket includes a skip-the-line pass, coat check, and a Groupon Elite parking pass.
- When: Saturday, March 22, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Toyota Oakdale Theatre
- Seating: orchestra sections 201, 207, or 209
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- 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. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
G-Pass Package Instructions: Please use the Cook Hill Road entrance to access reserved Groupon parking lot. You must display your printed G-Pass ticket. Please present your printed G-Pass ticket at the Groupon check-in table located at the front entrance to the theater to receive your vouchers for coat check and line-skipping.
"Music: A Gala Night With David Garrett"
- David Garrett received his first Stradivarius: at age 11
- What he did with it: began gaining acclaim as a talented young violinist
- Classical bona fides: he studied at Julliard under Itzhak Perlman, and has earned numerous Echo Klassik awards for his contributions to the genre
- Rock bona fides: a string of albums that combine Garrett's classical mastery with a sonic boost of adrenaline, and his hair
- Guinness Book bona fides: "the fastest violinist in the world," Garrett landed in the book for playing "Flight of the Bumblebee" in one minute and six seconds
- Contemporary songs he classical-fies: Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River," Bond anthem "Live and Let Die," and Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal"
- Look familiar?: Garrett spent some time beaming directly into American living rooms thanks to a two-night stint on Dancing with the Stars' "Classical Week"
- Don't watch Dancing with the Stars?: He has also worked as a model, hitting Armani's catwalk and landing in the pages of Vogue Italia
Toyota Oakdale Theatre
Once the site of an alfalfa field, the original Oakdale sprang up during the theater-in-the-round craze of the 1950s. Its spinning stage drew stars such as Harry Belafonte, The Who, and Led Zeppelin, who all serenaded the open-air crowds of the ‘60s while simultaneously completing their gyroscope training for Apollo shuttle missions. In 1997, the Oakdale Theatre was made over into its current, 4,600-seat arrangement, which has ushered in a new generation of entertainment stars ranging from Barney to Britney.
For those who prefer standing up and shaking it during live concerts, the adjoining concert space known as The Dome mixes the comfort of a suburban theater with the energy of a downtown club as revelers revel beneath its wooden steeple.