Without tribute acts, classic bands would only be survived by science museums full of dusty LPs and half-assembled skeletons of guitars. Celebrate in-the-flesh music archaeology with this GrouponLive deal to see the The Australian Bee Gees: A Tribute to the Bee Gees at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet. For $19, you get one ticket for main-floor seating in rows L–DD on Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m. (a $38 value).
Since picking up the torch as the bastions of boogie more than 15 years ago, The Australian Bee Gees have danced their way from down under to stages across the globe in honor of one of the bestselling bands of all time, the Bee Gees. During each performance, disco bass and florid lighting swirl around the tribute-paying trio, who slip into the flashy personalities and platinum chest hair that launched the brothers Gibb to stardom during the 1970s. Spot-on falsettos rekindle groovy embers with such hits as "Night Fever" and "Stayin' Alive" as enormous screens pour video clips, live camera images, and graphics into thirsty eyes.
Celebrating its 85th anniversary the Rialto Square Theatre, dubbed the Jewel of Joliet, sheathes guests in ornate European architecture, including a majestic inner lobby designed after the Palace of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors, minus the beret-distorting fun-house effects.
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.