Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Fiddler on the Roof at State Theatre in New Brunswick. For $22, you get one ticket for mid-balcony seating (up to a $45 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18, at 8 p.m.<p>
State Theatre treats audiences to lavish productions from renowned artists from around the world in a beautiful, historic theater. The Tony-winning Fiddler on the Roof transports viewers back to early 20th-century Russia, presenting the travails of the Jewish inhabitants of the town of Anatevka as they struggle with love, religious persecution, and weak water pressure in their homes. With more than 1,780 performances under his belt, John Preece plays family patriarch Tevye with practiced aplomb, belting out such beloved songs as “Tradition” and “If I Were a Rich Man.” Originally built as a 1920s vaudeville and silent-movie house, State Theatre’s opulent interior elevates the show-going experience with plush red seating, a majestic proscenium, and a beautiful crystal chandelier that provides a lavish perch to musical-loving albatrosses.
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.