It’s often said that what matters is the singer, not the song, which is why music fans are still moved by Bing Crosby’s rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Savor a voice that could sing the phone book with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $40, you get two general-admission tickets to Kathy Halenda, Class & Brass: The Music of Judy Garland & Bette Midler in Rhythm Hall at Richmond CenterStage (an $84 value). Doors open 30 minutes before each show’s start time. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, January 27, at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, January 28, at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, January 29, at 3 p.m.<p>
Led by the graceful, ear-captivating vocals of Kathy Halenda, Class & Brass: The Music of Judy Garland & Bette Midler pays homage to two music legends with an evening of inspired renditions. Halenda’s stunning serenades drape audiences in a melody-woven blanket of nostalgia as she channels Garland’s enchanting aura, belting out classics such as “Over the Rainbow,” “April Showers,” and “I’m Nobody’s Baby.” As the performance delves deeper into Midler’s and Garland’s colorful catalogs, Halenda combines her own dynamic style, subtle phrasing, and ability to ignore loudly sobbing trombone players to infuse each memorable hit with a dose of modern flair. Although not included with today’s deal, a full menu of food and drink offers to fuel spirited toe tapping and armrest drumming throughout the show.
Opened in 2009, Richmond CenterStage features a visual-arts gallery, an education center, and three state-of-the-art performance venues, where local and regional entertainers encapsulate crowds with talented acts and informative lessons in regional dialects.