- One G-Pass to Il Divo: A Musical Affair
- When: Tuesday, May 6 at 8 p.m.
- Where: Saenger Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
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.
- $40 for balcony seating (up to $65.95 value)
- $65 for rear orchestra or front balcony seating (up to $108.15 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Il Divo: A Musical Affair
It’s a given that Il Divo would be known for astonishing vocal acrobatics—the group sprang from the mind of music exec and famous American Idol judge Simon Cowell. He brought together four handsome gentlemen of different nationalities—three opera singers and one from the pop world—to form a quartet that would naturally blend different traditions into a powerful harmonic display. The quartet became an international sensation with its interpretations of tunes such as “Unbreak My Heart” and Frank Sinatra’s classic “My Way.”
Now, to celebrate 10 years together, the ensemble conquers yet another musical genre: show tunes. Appropriately, the new show began life on the Broadway with a 2013 run at Marriott Marquis Theatre in Manhattan. Between songs, the singers share stories about their most memorable theatrical experiences, adding intimacy to all the razzle-dazzle. For this leg of the tour, the gentlemen add a fifth voice, and it’s a Tony-winning one: Lea Salonga, the star of the original Broadway productions of Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, brings her vocal chops and star power to the stage for a set of solo performances and duets.
When it first opened in 1927, the Saenger Theatre looked like a million bucks. Specifically, $2.5 million. It was a lavish investment at a time when $2.5 million wasn’t chump change. Yet audiences could see where the money went, and sit in it too. The ads, which boasted “an acre of seats in a garden of Florentine splendor,” didn’t exaggerate—theatergoers were greeted by a stunning indoor replication of 15th century Italy, replete with a courtyard, gardens, and a cordial Donatello. Statues of Venus occupied pedestals, while a domed, twinkling ceiling gave joy to agoraphobic stargazers.<p>
The venue suffered the same fate as much of its city in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina left its artificial Rome in ruins. But the public was unwilling to lose the storied space, and a 2013 restoration recently returned the Saenger to its former glory. Now looking like $52 million bucks, the Saeger sports the colors and finishes of the 1927 original, yet has been upgraded with some of the most technically advanced sound and lighting systems in the South.