Expertly wielded instruments, like great literature, allow people to escape into their imagination and can be used to stabilize wobbling furniture. Enjoy sturdy melodies with this GrouponLive deal for a concert at State Theatre in New Brunswick. Choose from the following reserved-seating options to see Gordon Lightfoot on Thursday, May 17, at 8 p.m.:
- For $19, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $41 value, including all fees).
- For $25, you get one ticket for premium-orchestra, premium-loge, or mid-orchestra seating (up to a $61 value, including all fees).<p>
Choose between the following reserved-seating options to see Michael Feinstein on Saturday, May 19, at 6 p.m.:
- For $16, you get one ticket for gallery seating (up to a $32 value, including all fees).
- For $21, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $42 value, including all fees).
- For $31, you get one ticket for mid-orchestra seating or front-balcony seating (up to a $62 value, including all fees).<p>
Seats are assigned by State Theatre. Access to mid-balcony and gallery sections requires climbing stairs.<p>
The historic entertainment palace that is New Brunswick’s State Theatre fills the middle of May with timeless melodies performed by two of music’s most treasured singers. On May 17, legendary Canadian folk troubadour and 16-time Juno Award winner Gordon Lightfoot flies in on a giant maple leaf to share his affecting voice and robust songbook. Best known for runaway ‘70s hits such as “Sundown” and “If You Could Read My Mind,” Gordon is beloved among fans and tunesmiths as a songwriter’s songwriter, inspiring Bob Dylan to proclaim “Whenever I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever.” Live, the folk-rock pioneer hypnotizes with his earnest timbre and impeccable songcraft in songs made famous by himself and lesser-known artists such as Elvis and Barbara Streisand.
Singer, pianist, historian, firm hand-shaker, and preeminent anthropologist of American music Michael Feinstein delights audiences with national melodies. The multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-nominated star and curator of the PBS series Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook made his name unearthing, archiving, and performing buried show tunes and standards, like a crooning Herodotus. Live, the preeminent showman and his five-piece band evoke golden eras of old-fashioned entertainment as they sing through songbook pages that typically include Frank Sinatra medleys and George and Ira Gershwin musical numbers.
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.