What You'll Get
A good tribute performance can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Ray, presented by Worldwide Theatricals at the California Theatre of the Performing Arts in San Bernardino. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in the middle orchestra rows on Saturday, May 25, at 8 p.m. (up to a $76.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Remembering the unforgettable voice and sweeping influence of Ray Charles, Ray treats audiences to a night of tunes from the seminal singer. A musical original, Charles helped invent both sunglasses and soul, melding the emotional intensity of gospel music with the kind of popular lyrics found in blues and R&B. Appealing to an all-ages audience of diehard fans and casual aficionados alike, the show features such greatest hits as "Hallelujah I Love Her So," "Georgia on My Mind," and "America the Beautiful."
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 26, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Redeem starting 5/25 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at California Theatre of the Performing Arts. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About California Theatre of the Performing Arts
A former vaudeville performance space and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.