- $20 for one ticket to see Bruce in the USA and two drink tickets (up to $7.50 value each; up to $35 total value)
- When: Sunday, December 28, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Turner Hall Ballroom
- General admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
Bruce in the USA
Born to run and raised to rock socks off, Bruce in the USA puts on a rip-roaring tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. From conquering the Vegas strip to packing theaters across the land, the band’s uncanny imitation of a Springsteen show leaves audiences glistening in elated sweat. Lead singer Matt Ryan, from the popular Vegas Legends in Concert revue, has been wearing The Boss’ shoes for more than a decade, imitating his idol’s rugged look, gravelly voice, and strictly blue-collar wardrobe. Throughout the evening, Matt leads E Street doppelgängers such as Matthew Sully, the Little Steven surrogate, and Dave McLaurin, the Clarence Clemons stand-in, through a marathon of prominent hits such as “Dancing in the Dark” and “Glory Days,” along with deeper cuts certain to assuage hardcore, dyed-in-the-wool-bandana fans.
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.