Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $30, you get one ticket to Superstars of Rock 'n Roll — Elvis & Friends at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino (a $65 value). This deal is valid for seats in orchestra sections A, B, and C. Choose between the following performances:
- Saturday, May 14 at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m.
Superstars of Rock 'n Roll — Elvis & Friends tour hosts a trio of expert impersonators as they reverently and raucously cover the classic songs of melody legends Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Roy Orbison. Elvis impersonator James "King" Kruk embodies the signature Presley particularities, employing his sashaying sacroiliac joints, sultry bedroom eyes, and banana-and-peanut-butter-encrusted mug to elicit schoolgirl shrieks when covering hits such as "Love Me Tender," "Hound Dog," and "Jailhouse Rock." Darryl Reed dons a pair of fashionable black-framed peepers when crooning his way through Buddy Holly's "Pretty Woman," and Mark Barnett employs Roy Orbison's rich signature baritone for hits "That Will Be The Day," "Only the Lonely," and "Crying," an ode to onions.
Experience these timeless aural homages inside the appropriately storied walls of the California Theatre. Built in 1928, the auditorium maintains its vintage roots with gold embellishments and a vibrant marquee. Originally used as a vaudeville and movie cinema, the theater now plays host to a variety of concerts, plays, musicals, and more.
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
A former vaudeville performance space and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.
562 W 4th St.
San Bernardino, California 92401Get Directions