Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with today’s GrouponLive deal to see "Elvis Meets The Beatles" at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. For $29, you get one ticket for reserved seating in the orchestra section on Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $68.70 value, including all fees).
Rock 'n' roll history gets a welcome rewrite as "Elvis Meets The Beatles" teams two illustrious tribute acts for an energetic extravaganza of the songs and sagas of The King and The Fab Four. Flawlessly inhabiting the croon, sneer, and sentient jumpsuit of Elvis Presley, acclaimed impersonator Shawn Klush ups the tribute ante with a gyrating selection of hits. Part of the popular Heart of the King tour and winner of BBC One’s World Greatest Elvis competition, Shawn takes care of Big E business in a performance that gained Graceland raves and convinced the real Elvis to stay in hiding.
The concert of music fans’ and scream collectors’ dreams comes to fruition as Beatlemania Now shines in an electrifying performance. Historic ‘60s backdrop footage illuminates the famous quartet’s ascent from mop-top town to hippie xanadu while the band plays with a devotion to the music hailed as “nothing short of genius” by the New York Daily News. The faux four dig deep into their Beatle depictions in a show full of hits, striking visuals, and clever costume changes, pegging important details such as Paul McCartney’s left-handed playing and Ringo Starr’s fear of soup. Palpitating at the heart of the city, the historic Shubert Theater enhances the live music experience with a sharp sound system, comfy seats, and the intimacy of seeing The Beatles play on a rooftop without the nag of tone-deaf chimneysweeps.