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.
- One ticket to see Zappa Plays Zappa
- When: Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $19 for the mid balcony, upper balcony, or gallery (up to $48 value)
- $29 for the mid orchestra (up to $48 value)
- Click to view the balcony and gallery seating chart.
- Click to view the orchestra seating chart.
Zappa Plays Zappa
Though he's a dizzyingly accomplished guitarist in his own right, Dweezil Zappa takes an almost self-effacing approach to carrying on the family name. In Zappa Plays Zappa, a concert of his famous father's songs, he aims to present a show that's "like taking a tour of the world’s greatest museum where the curator takes you on your guided tour, but he never stands in front of the paintings while you’re trying to take a picture," as he told Vintage Rock.
To get there, he spent more than three years poring over Frank’s technical compositions before forming Zappa Plays Zappa to recreate them. With a Zappa Family Trust archivist, his brother Ahmet, and four other players selected after a series of sack races, Dweezil set out on his first tour. His thick, curly hair, rakish stubble, and guitar-playing skills mirror his father’s as he tears through Frank’s hits, selected from albums that range from his 1966 debut, Freak Out!, to his Grammy-nominated release Jazz From Hell.
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s when disco balls replaced light fixtures. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.
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