- $20 for one ticket to Stayin’ Alive Bee Gees Tribute (up to $36.96 value)
- When: Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: The Pabst Theater
- Seating: 2nd Floor or 3rd Floor
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
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- What it is: three guys channeling the Bee Gees, backed by a full orchestra
- Who slips on the suits of the brothers Gibb: Canadian musicians Tony Mattina, Todd Sharman, and Joseph Janisse
- Disco blockbusters you’ll likely hear: “Jive Talkin’,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “Stayin’ Alive”
- Softer ballads that might make the setlist: “I Started a Joke,” “Words,” and “To Love Somebody”
- Sights you’ll see: video clips and photos flashing across a big screen, dazzling lights, at least one guy pretending he’s John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever
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.