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 voices that could sing the phone book with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one reserved-seating ticket to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's "Opera to Broadway" at the Ohio Theatre on Saturday, October 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $45.60 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating will be in the orchestra section.
Under the direction of globe-trotting conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni's skillful baton, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra sends audiences into paroxysms of euphonic bliss with classical standards and pops concerts. "Opera to Broadway" features the honeyed voices of world-class warblers Aline Kutan, Keith Phares, and Frédéric Antoun, essaying perennially popular songs and competing to shatter each other's glasses with soaring notes. The concert will take place in the Spanish-Baroque confines of the Ohio Theatre, whose intricately decorated walls, rococo columns, and elegant chandeliers create a regal atmosphere perfect for enjoying sublime sounds and insisting that friends call you Sire.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshellesque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound into the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists figured out that nobody needed to worry about that stuff.
39 E State St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215