Parodies exaggerate their source material, which is why Orwell portrayed politicians as noisy farm animals and the nightly news portrays politicians as noisy farm animals. See mankind’s preeminent parodist with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see “Weird Al” Yankovic
- When: Saturday, October 12, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Rialto Square Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $29 for the rear main floor section and 3rd balcony (up to a $51.10 value)
- $34 for the main floor section and 2nd balcony (up to a $56.20 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
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.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
It’s not often a parody becomes as popular as its source. But that’s exactly what’s happened to many of the songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic. Besides having garnered three Grammys and 30 gold and platinum albums, his lyrics have the ability to permanently replace the original words in the mind of listeners. Some people may never hear Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” without singing “Eat It.” Others may know Yankovic’s smash hit “White and Nerdy” by heart but forget that it was a sendup of Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’.”
Despite Yankovic’s lampoonery, he has always taken the music seriously. A gifted accordionist and singer, he is able to adapt his chords to the demands of nearly every genre. The same goes for his airtight rhythm section, which has played with him since 1982. Continuing the Alpocalypse Tour in support of his most recent hit album, he blurs the lines between a rock concert, a comedy show, and a pandemic of polka and giggle-gas. His set ranges from early Dr. Demento classics such as “My Bologna” to recent pokes at Lady Gaga in “Polka Face” and Miley Cyrus in “Party in the CIA.” Expect plenty of costume changes, as Yankovic dons a fat suit for the classic hit “Fat,” a peacock outfit to goof on Gaga, and a hat and beard for “Amish Paradise,” along with a Star Wars–themed finale featuring the hits “The Saga Begins” and “Yoda.”
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.
What some people are buzzing about:
“Wonderful historic venue.”
Rialto Square Theatre
102 N Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432