- One G-Pass to see Bernadette Peters
- When: Friday, February 14, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $50 for orchestra rows P–Z or loge rows A–H (up to $85.20 value)
- $45 for orchestra rows AA–MM or mezzanine rows J–P (up to $75 value)
- Click to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Widely considered one of the most legendary Broadway stars of all time, Bernadette Peters’ talents extend far beyond the Great White Way. Her trophy mantel bows under the weight of multiple Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Drama Desk Awards—and NASA scientists recently discovered a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame that bears her name. However, the stage remains the natural habitat for her huge, warm voice, which instantly shrinks even cavernous concert halls in its rush to connect with live audiences. The Los Angeles Times heralded a recent performance as “magical” thanks to the “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, the crimson-haired icon displays the chops and charisma that elevated her interpretations of so many Stephen Sondheim musical roles, including Dot and Marie in Sunday in the Park with George, the ugly old witch in Into the Woods, and Mama Rose in Gypsy.
Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre closed in 1989 and reopened its doors in 2001 after city funds helped 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee. But its most notable feature is the 2,200-pound chandelier, which gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.