- One ticket to see The Monkees
- When: Sunday, June 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Riverside Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $40 for main-floor rows L–X (up to $79.88 value)
- $30 for balcony rows F–V (up to $61.98 value)
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- Micky Dolenz: the eternally boyish drummer
- Peter Tork: on the show, a lovable dummy bassist, but in real life, a sharp, musical Jack of all trades
- Michael Nesmith: the brainy one in the wool hat, whose guitar has a Texas drawl
- Common misconception: that the TV band can’t play their own instruments
- The truth: they’re seriously good musicians
- What their recent tours have featured: the long-awaited return of Nesmith, a treasure chest of greatest hits, eye-loads of rare and unseen film footage, and deep cuts from their pivotal album Headquarters as well as the cult film Head
- The biggest crowd-pleasers: “I’m a Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville”
- Moments for the die-hard fans: any song from Head (especially the scorching “Circle Sky”; Mike’s country-pop ditties such as “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round”
- Most moving moment: when the band plays dearly departed vocalist Davy Jones’ “Daydream Believer” and invites the audience to sing along
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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