Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see Drumline Live at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. For $25, you get one ticket for seating in rows G–V (up to a $50 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Devised by the musical consultant to the 2002 film Drumline, Don P. Roberts, Drumline Live pays tribute to the African-American marching-band tradition. In a two-act performance spanning music from the 1960s to today, major hits of Motown, soul, old-school hip-hop, and modern pop gain energetic new life from brass and drums. The uniform-clad cast members have performed in university bands across the country, and are as able to inspire with “Go Tell It on the Mountain” as they are to inspire dancing with Earth, Wind, & Fire. Later in the evening, audiences might recognize hits from Paula Abdul, Usher, and P Diddy. Ensuring eyes don’t feel left out, the musicians move in precise choreography, and cheer squads dazzle with elaborate routines.
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