Every music fan dreams of being called up onto the stage at a concert to sing alongside their favorite vocalist, and, in a carefree moment, lift their elbows in rhythm. Be free with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to An Evening With Sarah Brightman
- When: Sunday, September 29, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Riverside Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $49 for balcony seating (up to a $109.41 value)
- $89 for main floor seating (up to a $185.25 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
* Who she is: one of the world's best-selling sopranos, a classical crossover artist, and the inspiration for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera * Does that mean she was married to a monstrous musical genius?: no, just Andrew Lloyd Webber * Her first pop success: breaking into the disco charts in 1978 with the sci-fi themed "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper," which she performed with the dance troupe Hot Gossip * How long she's been obsessed with outer space: since July 20, 1969, when she saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, and decided she too would one day orbit the earth * Why she didn't chase that dream: She did. She's currently training for a 2015 journey to the International Space Station * Is that why her new album, Dreamchaser, has an astronomical theme?: yes * Songs on that album: Paul and Linda McCartney's "Venus and Mars," an English version of Sigur Ros's "Glosoli" (which means "Glowing Sun"), and the original song "Angel" * What she'll do while in orbit: become the first professional musician to record a song off-planet, probably do some floating * Can her fans come with?: no, but they can still reach new heights vicariously through her three-octave range
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.