Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with this GrouponLive deal to see Five By Design’s Club Swing at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. For $22, you get one ticket for seating in the orchestra section on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. (up to a $37.04 value, including all fees). Doors open at 1 p.m.
It’s curtains for Club Swing. The venue is slated to follow its fellow big-band-era clubs into closure and demolition, darkening its marquee forever. But there is still enough time for one last revue of the music that made the '40s and '50s so sweet. Backed by an eight-piece band, Five By Design’s quintet takes to the stage of their fictional club to celebrate the music of the era, with humor bits and quick-change acts thrown in to give it the feel of a classic variety show. Lined up at old-timey microphones, the ensemble—two brothers, their wives, and a childhood friend—moves and sings as one, creating pitch-perfect harmonies as they fly into renditions of Benny Goodman’s metronome-melting “Bugle Call Rag” and Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing.”