Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get one reserved-seating ticket to Home for the Holidays with Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m. (a $48 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating will be in the midbalcony section. There is no elevator to balcony seating, so patrons must walk up the stairs.
Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra inflate hearts with holiday cheer at the beautiful State Theatre during a concert packed with classic carols and popular Yuletide ditties. With a baritone that the New York Times has lauded as "pitch perfect, with a golden feel for the nuances of hummable melody," Mitchell's honeyed tunes delight listeners in need of a respite from pop stars and opera-singing Morse code machines. Led by globetrotting maestro Constantine Kitsopoulos, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's cadre of professional musicians buoys the performer to ever-greater heights with beautifully wrought euphonies. The Masterwork Chorus and New Jersey Youth Chorus will also lend their polished pipes and peppermint-flavored megaphones to the evening's aural festivities.
Originally a vaudeville and silent-film palace, State Theatre immerses audiences in old-school opulence. The ornately decorated venue underwent a thorough renovation in 2003, ensuring that it remains the perfect space for sing-alongs, dancing, and chandelier swinging for years to come.
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.
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901