Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with today’s GrouponLive deal to see "Burlesque to Broadway" at Newberry Opera House. For $22, you get one ticket for seating in left-orchestra rows O–Q; center-orchestra rows G, J, K, M, N, or O; right-orchestra rows M, O, P, or Q; or balcony rows C or D on Wednesday, February 29, at 8 p.m. (up to a $44 value, including all fees). The show is intended for mature audiences.
"Burlesque to Broadway" transports audiences back in time to the golden era of vaudeville with oversize personalities, teasing dances, and brassy singing. Leading lady Quinn Lemley takes charge of the evening's entertainment, belting out such bawdy classics as "She's A Lady," "My Heart Belongs to Daddy," and "Hey, Big Spender" while bumping and grinding to the sizzling melodies of the onstage 10-piece band and 12-piece chorus of admiring wolves. Lemley breaks up song-and-dance numbers with deliberately corny jokes and snippets of history about burlesque greats such as Fanny Brice and William Taft, and blowout numbers call on the talents of supporting dancers Raz and Gracie.
Evincing a history that dates back to 1881 and includes stints as a city jail and a silent-film palace, the 426-seat Newberry Opera House is a spectacle in itself. A recent multimillion-dollar renovation project modernized the institution's eclectic Victorian craftwork by adding state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and removing the horse-drawn curtain-raising system.
1201 McKibben St.
Newberry, South Carolina 29108