Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this GrouponLive deal to see Bowfire at Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 22, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $10, you get one ticket for seating in the fourth tier (a $20 value, not including internet handling fees).
- For $15, you get one ticket for seating in the second tier (a $30 value, not including internet handling fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for seating in the orchestra section (a $60 value, not including internet handling fees).
The lauded Canadian production Bowfire sets American stages ablaze with its electrifying display of fiddle and violin virtuosity. The show spotlights a cast of string musicians who dip into varied musical genres as if they were sampling salsas after spinning in an office chair. As colorful lights soak the stage, violinists bow notes that strike classical chords, jazzy pitches, and bluegrass harmonies. A full band of backup musicians lays down bass lines and percussion, erecting a wall of complete, robust sound.
Each routine is quick and fast-paced, bursting with the energy and enthusiasm of a first-year teacher or a 10-fingered shark feeder. As the show incorporates so many musical styles, listeners are bound to enjoy most, if not all, the pieces. In a 2008 interview with the Globe and Mail, creator and artistic director Lenny Solomon said, "[The show's] like the weather in Hawaii: If you don't like something, wait five minutes and it will change."
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.