What You'll Get
Ancient singers had no microphones, which meant audiences were quieter, and bringing a pet howler monkey to a performance was twice as irritating. Hoot and holler all you want with today's GrouponLive deal to see April Smith and The Great Picture Show at the Bing Crosby Theater on Friday, October 7, at 8 p.m. The box office opens at 6 p.m., and the house opens at 7:30 p.m. Seats will be the best available in the orchestra or balcony. Choose between the following options:
- For $8, you get one ticket (a $14 value in advance, a $17 value the day of the show).
- For $15, you get two tickets (a $28 value in advance, a $34 value the day of the show).
Eclectically drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as 1930s singers and Queen, the peppy lyrics and buoyant melodies of April Smith and The Great Picture Show have courted televisions nationwide, appearing on the hit show Weeds and commercials for Chico's and the NFL. In the band's debut studio album, Songs for a Sinking Ship, singles such as “Terrible Things” and “Colors” tell sonic tales of universal emotions, from relationship fears to elation at finding a $5 bill on the street. With an array of instruments at the ready, the backing band bolsters frontwoman Smith’s smoky vocals with lugubrious accordion, twinkling keyboard, and exuberant plucks of ukulele.
Built as a movie palace in 1915 to facilitate a monolithic pipe organ, the lavish Bing Crosby Theater invites visitors to soak in neoclassical touches such as the warm golden glow of its chandeliers and deep hues of the purple stage. The venue was originally titled The Clemmer Theatre, but has been the Bing Crosby Theater since 2006, resulting in its namesake’s ghost haunting the wings every year by singing “White Christmas” on Halloween.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2/person for 1-ticket option. Limit 1/person for 2-ticket option. Redeem day of show for a ticket at box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at box office. Must provide first & last name at checkout, which will be provided to Bing Crosby Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Performance Please current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.