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 today's GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one reserved-seating ticket to see Dark Star Orchestra at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Tuesday, November 22, at 8 p.m. (up to a $35 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is located in midbalcony B, please be aware that there is no elevator to the seating section and patrons must walk up stairs.
Dark Star Orchestra faithfully recreates classic Grateful Dead concerts, drawing on a catalog of historic set lists. Band members focus on Dead-mimicking accuracy, imitating original onstage positions, instrument sound, and singing style to better replicate performances and confuse time-traveling music lovers. Calling on its ability to effortlessly channel any portion of the Grateful Dead's 30-year career, Dark Star Orchestra delivers memorable concerts, encouraging even longtime fans to bask in the aural delight. Originally a vaudeville and silent-film palace, State Theatre offers concertgoers an ornately decorated space for sing-alongs, dancing, and chandelier swinging.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.