Seeing one of your favorite singers is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to see “An Evening with Bernadette Peters” at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs. For $38, you get two tickets for mezzanine seating (up to a $76 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, April 14, at 8 p.m.<p>
Admission is regularly $10 for UConn students and $15 for all other students.
Bernadette Peters has graced countless television and movie screens, but her real home is the stage. Peters’ huge, warm voice instantly shrinks even cavernous concert halls in its rush to connect with live audiences, still displaying the chops and charisma that have made her a two-time Tony Award winner and the iconic star of Broadway hits Gypsy and Annie Get Your Gun. Reporting on a recent concert, the Los Angeles Times heralded her performance as “magical” in its use of a voice marked by “purity in her upper register and a still potent ability to locate a song’s emotional content.” As Peters draws from a vast concert repertoire assembled from a theatrical career that began at age 5, listeners can catch layers of knowing experience and wry humor in hits such as “Let Me Entertain You” and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame.”
The intimate evening of song snuggles comfortably into the Jorgensen Center, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine’s 2011 Best Cabaret award. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a stage topped with more than 25 acclaimed artists each year and a fresh coat of peanut butter each night.