Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear with this GrouponLive deal to see The Official Blues Brothers Revue at Vogel Hall in the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. For $25, you get one ticket for reserved side-balcony seating (a $43 value before fees, or up to a $51.75 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 4 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.<p>
The Official Blues Brothers Revue resurrects the unhinged spirit and big-band sound of the comedic musical duo during a whirlwind performance packed with signature songs, mischievous humor, and choreographed mayhem. Since 1998, charismatic performers Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty have energized audiences with their passionate impersonation of the black-tie, pork-pie legends, earning their way to stages in Las Vegas and television appearances. Backed by a smoking four-piece rhythm section, blazing horns, and a drum section still steaming from the deep fryer, the Blues Brothers doppelgangers evoke the sound and soul of Chicago as they juggle hits and bits from the 1980s movie. Unlike most unlicensed tribute acts, The Official Blues Brothers Revue has the stamp of approval from Dan “Elwood Blues” Aykroyd and the John “Jake Blues” Belushi’s estate.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
During the day, the concrete heights of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts tower over the waters of the Milwaukee River like an imposing, postmodern fortress. As night falls, however, and patrons meander toward their evening's entertainment, the building’s façade glows with colorful, scintillating lights that hint at the eclectic performances inside. The elegant Uihlein Hall regularly hosts such august organizations as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Florentine Opera Company, whereas smaller, more intimate venues such as the Todd Wehr Theater situate audiences close to the stage so they can immerse themselves in dramas or hear the wail of a set builder who smashed his thumb with a hammer.