There's nothing more thrilling for kids than being taken to watch their favorite TV star live onstage or through the window of their dentists’ office. Thrill your children with this GrouponLive deal to see Disney's Imagination Movers live in concert for their Rock-o-Matic tour at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, September 29, at 4:30 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for balcony seating (up to a $34 value, including all fees).
- For $25, you get one ticket for mezzanine seating (up to a $44 value, including all fees).
Hitting the road from the Idea Warehouse on their 2012 Rock-o-Matic tour, the Imagination Movers bring the music and fun of their Emmy-winning Disney Channel show to the sweeping stage of the Paramount Theatre. The four-piece band of problem solvers plays kid-friendly tunes in a wide range of energetic styles, from rock and pop to ska and funk. Clad in blue jumpsuits, Dave, Rich, Smitty, and Scott launch into the brassy, bouncy introduction of the Imagination Movers theme song, followed by a set list punctuated with opportunities for audience interaction for the kids; musical references to U2, Jack Johnson, and other famous bands for the parents; and onstage silliness for crying clowns.
Designed by legendary movie-house architect John Eberson and opened to the public as a vaudeville palace in 1915, the venue enjoyed performances by the likes of Harry Blackstone and Katharine Hepburn in its heyday. But things fell into decline during the 1960s as televisions became commonplace, more people migrated to the suburbs, and the stage’s trapdoor spontaneously grew fangs. The Paramount’s multi-tiered seating and historic ceiling murals languished in the theater’s years to follow as a tragically underused B-movie cinema.
In 1973, three men—John M. Bernardoni, Charles Eckerman, and Stephen L. Scott—formed a corporation with the ultimate goal of rescuing the Paramount, by that time slated for destruction. Soon, live performers were regularly supplementing a classed-up movie schedule, and the stage was graced by such artists as Dave Brubeck and Debbie Allen. The theater’s star rose ever higher in the ‘80s and ‘90s as the curtains introduced the world to such lasting works as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and the Greater Tuna series. Today, the lovingly built and rebuilt artifact is a constant reminder of Austin’s long history of arts appreciation.