During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with today's GrouponLive deal to see ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday, April 14. Choose from the following ticketing options:
- For $17, you get one ticket for balcony or loge seating (up to a $35 value).
- For $22, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (a $45 value).
- For $29, you get two tickets for balcony or loge seating (up to a $70 value).
- For $39, you get two tickets for orchestra seating (a $90 value).
- For each option, choose between the following showtimes:
- 6 p.m.
- 8:30 p.m.
Student tickets for balcony seating are normally $10.
Unexpected, melodic, and passionately frenetic notes soar from the four strings of Hawaiian-native Jake Shimabukuro's ukulele as he reimagines classic songs and expertly plucks out original tunes. Referring to his chosen musical apparatus as "the underdog of all instruments," Shimabukuro coaxes out all the ukulele's strengths and nuances until it croons mightily and bench-presses his microphone. Drawing on influences from Bach to Miles Davis, Shimabukuro embodies a modern Jimi Hendrix as he pours out classics such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" between tracks from his album, Peace Love Ukulele. Dedicated to opening audiences' collective hearts to all that the ukulele can do, he exclaims, "It feels so great at the end of a show when someone comes up to me and says, 'You have changed the way that I look at this instrument.'"
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
New Jersey Performing Arts Center stands firm as a bastion of live entertainment, opening the doors to its two distinct venues for a wide array of productions. Inside Prudential Hall, 2,700 seats fill the multitiered auditorium where ballets, symphony orchestras, and Broadway shows flourish beneath radiant lights and a domed ceiling. Victoria Theater, meanwhile, beckons visitors to its more intimate 500-seat confines for jazz concerts and contemporary dance performances.