- $35 for one G-Pass to see Engelbert Humperdinck (up to $66.10 value)
- When: Saturday, May 9, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Seating: mezzanine rows J–P, balcony rows Q–Z, or orchestra rows P–MM; choose seating at checkout
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click to view the seating chart
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.
- How you know Engelbert Humperdinck: as the crooner who for years contended with Tom Jones for the crown of Las Vegas lounge
- Who won that contest: hard to say, but Humperdinck took the title of the “King of Romance”
- His other names: Arnold George Dorsey (his birth name), Gerry Dorsey (his original stage name)
- Where he got “Engelbert Humperdinck”: he borrowed it from a 19th-century German opera composer
- Modern Humperdinck’s classics: “After the Lovin’,” “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz”
- His most recent release: Engelbert Calling, a double-album of duets with an all-star lineup of pop, rock, country, and opera stars, recorded across two years and four cities
- New duets likely to warm your heart: “Something About the Way You Look Tonight” with Elton John, “It Matters To Me” with Dionne Warwick, and “Release Me” with Wynonna Judd
- New duet likely to drop your jaw: a take on Blood, Sweat & Tears’ “Spinning Wheel” with the decidedly unromantic Gene Simmons
- What you’ll get on his latest tour: a career-spanning set of time-tested favorites, plenty of tracks from Engelbert Calling, and tingling sensations as a master showman shows Cupid who’s boss
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.