Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see Recycled Percussion at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. For $25, you get two tickets for middle- or upper-balcony seating on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. (up to a $60.50 value, including all fees).
America's Got Talent finalist Recycled Percussion feeds spectacle-starved eyes with performances that combine high-speed percussive mastery with gravity-defying acrobatics. In each 70-minute show, the four-man group wrings beats from every available surface, whacking ladder rungs, slapping stomachs, and sawing through struts to craft sounds that get toes tapping quicker than an overbooked podiatrist. Rock and pop melodies underlie the rhythm as the beatmakers throw themselves into antics that take them and their instruments upside down, atop moving surfaces, and into flurries of smoke and sparks. At the door, each audience member grabs a drumstick and a unique noisemaker to join the creative cacophony. The racket ricochets off The Hanover's elegant chandelier and gilt-edged walls, mobilizing against silence as effectively as an army of cymbal-clanging windup monkeys.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
The 2,300-seat Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts—which was built in 1904—underwent a massive renovation in 2002, restoring historic details and adding modern amenities. With seats in the upper balcony, guests enjoy vistas of the theater's elegant chandelier, gilt-etched walls, and ornate fourth wall.