Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get two tickets to Starstruck on Saturday, November 5, at 8 p.m. at the Meyer Theatre (up to a $50 value). Guests should arrive 20 minutes early to redeem their Groupons.
Hosted by WBAY's chief meteorologist George Graphos and Frank Hermans of Let Me Be Frank Productions, Starstruck showcases talented local performers in “A Starry, Starry Night." Comprising horns, keyboards, and percussion, Bay City Swing accompanies performers, recalling that golden era of music before the Electric Slide squashed the jitterbug. Audiences can aim ears at St. Norbert College’s Knights on Broadway, an apple-cheeked band of student crooners that don fetching formalwear when oscillating between Broadway showstoppers and holiday ditties. The program features vocals from local talents such as Dino Biloti and Jennifer Stevens, a dulcet remedy for ears still ringing from that morning’s space-shuttle launch, as well as jazz clarinet from Kevin Van Ess of The Talk of the Town.
Home to the Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, the Meyer Theatre evokes early 20th-century entertainment venues by complementing its sumptuous red stage curtain with majestic statues and decorative columns laced with gold leaf. Patrons sink into the venue’s plush red seats, where they can admire the ceiling’s midnight-blue hue and glittering fiberoptic stars.