- $22 for one G-Pass to Doo Wop featuring Gene Chandler (“Duke Of Earl”), Charlie Thomas’ Drifters (“Save The Last Dance For Me”, “This Magic Moment”, “Under The Boardwalk”), Jay Siegel’s Tokens (“The Lion Sleeps Tonight”) and Tommy Mara and The Crests (“16 Candles”, “Cara Mia”) (up to $54.90 value)
- When: Saturday, May 30, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: mid-orchestra
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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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. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Doo Wop Legends In Concert
- Gene Chandler: known for wearing a regal top hat and cape onstage, the “Duke of Earl” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for his musical contributions as a vocalist, songwriter, and record executive
- Charlie Thomas’ Drifters: this singer of The Drifters joined in 1958, then formed his own version of the group in subsequent years, performing doo-wop staples such as “Under the Boardwalk” and “There Goes My Baby”
- Jay Siegel’s Tokens: the original lead vocalist of The Tokens continues to perform under this moniker, still hitting the playful falsetto of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
- Tommy Mara and the Crests: Mara’s boisterous performance of the Crests’ signature hit “16 Candles” has earned him the title of “The Pavarotti of Doo Wop”
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.