Although it may seem wholesome, Christmas music can encourage questionable behavior such as extramarital Santa smooching or personifying reindeer. See for yourself with this GrouponLive deal to see Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at Rialto Square Theatre on Wednesday, December 5, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following reserved-seating options:
- For $31, you get one ticket for seating in the rear of the third balcony (up to a $63.25 value, including all fees).
- For $34, you get one ticket for seating in the front of the third balcony (up to a $68.25 value, including all fees).
For the 27th year, Mannheim Steamroller ushers in the holidays with its annual Christmas tour, as two classically trained troupes of musicians travel cross-country to energize audiences with seasonal spirit. Captained by industry trailblazer and multi-Grammy winner Chip Davis since the mid-1980s, the ensemble's modern reworkings of adored Christmas jingles were originally met with widespread skepticism from record distributors, retail stores, and indecisive shopping-mall Santas. That doubt quickly dissipated as Mannheim Steamroller became the top-selling Christmas-music artists of all time, driving Elvis Presley back into his hiding hole. Today, as one of the world’s most successful touring acts with more than 40 million albums sold, Mannheim Steamroller's unconventional electronic melodies continue to breathe new life into classics such as "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," and "The First Noel” in a family-friendly live show sparkling with kaleidoscopic lights and multimedia special effects.
Rialto Square Theatre
Designed to mimic the French palace of Versailles, Rialto Square Theatre's magnificent interior awes showgoers with its gilded opulence. In the regal inner lobby, a 20-foot, 250-light chandelier—dubbed The Duchess—illuminates a circular series of delicate reliefs that depict allegories of man triumphing through labor and scenes from Greek mythology. A scaled-down replica of Paris's Arc de Triomphe leads from the lobby to the rotunda, adding to the space's grandeur and commemorating miniature Napoleon's victory at the adorable Battle of miniature Austerlitz.