Laughter is the best medicine, narrowly edging out prescription drugs from a board-certified physician. Hilarity heals with this GrouponLive deal.
- $28 for one ticket to see Ron White (up to $55.65 value)
- When: Saturday, April 12, at 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Riverside Theater
- Seating: balcony
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the seating chart.
Sipping his trademark tumbler of scotch, Ron White drawls the details of another impish anecdote, the words narrowly escaping his lips as they connect to the glass. The audience explodes with laughter, and Ron simply drinks, not afraid to be silent as the room effervesces around him. This distinct method of storytelling—the measured cadence, the gravelly voice, the scotch—has gained him many things: a role as one of the originators of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a legion of fans, and, as of January 2014, a Grammy Nomination for Best Comedy Album.
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
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