Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see “One Night of Queen”,” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Saturday, April 7, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $21, you get one ticket for mid-balcony seating (up to a $43 value, including all fees).
- For $26, you get one ticket for mid-orchestra seating (up to a $53 value, including all fees).<p>
To recreate the legendary rock group Queen, you need a tough rhythm section, a thoroughbred lead-guitar player, and a singer capable of hitting notes over the moon, which is exactly what Gary Mullen and The Works do. Gary’s ability to ape Freddie Mercury’s seemingly inimitable voice, mustache, and snug white pants made him the winner of Britain’s Stars in their Eyes, a television program similar to American Idol. Along with guitarist David Brockett, who blows back wigs with his imitation of Brian May’s anthemic six-string histrionics, the band celebrates 10 years of overpowering international audiences as its epochal two-hour Queen review returns to State Theatre. Expect hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” and “Don’t Stop Me Now” performed with operatic intensity, along with a dazzling light show that accompanies the marathon performance.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.