Actors often draw emotions from real-life experiences, whether it's grief from the death of a childhood pet or joy from watching two dogs kiss. Dig deep with this GrouponLive deal.
- $16 for one ticket to An Evening of Film & Conversation with Joe Pantoliano (up to a $29.50 value)
- When: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Count Basie Theatre
- Seating: best-available at time of redemption
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
An Evening of Film & Conversation with Joe Pantoliano
To New Jersey natives, he's always been "Joey Pants," a catchy moniker that stuck to the Hoboken-bred entertainer when people couldn't pronounce his last name. But for fans of film and television, Joe Pantoliano is one of the most instantly recognizable character actors, with over 100 roles under his belt. Imagine The Matrix without Joe's turncoat Cypher pulling the plugs. If not for Guido "the killer pimp," Risky Business would have been called Business is Surprisingly Easy. Memento would be less memorable without its villain/victim Teddy, and The Goonies would have had no one to run from if not for his turn as Francis Fratelli. In one of his most beloved, yet feared, roles, Joe ripped up the small screen and earned an Emmy as the loudmouth, ticking time bomb Ralphie Cifaretto on The Sopranos.
As part of a month-long celebration of the New Jersey Film Industry, John Bathke—the Emmy-winning host of News 12 New Jersey's On the Scene—moderates an evening of personal and silver screen memories with the esteemed actor. The showcase features clips from Joe's career and a Q&A session with the audiences as Bathke interviews Joe about his life and times. Fans can expect engaging stories of Joe's Hoboken youth and his work with the mental health-awareness non-profit No Kidding, Me Too!, along with behind-the-scenes tales of collaborating with the likes of Spielberg, Richard Donner, and the Wachowskis.
Count Basie Theatre
Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.