Laughter has healing power, especially after you've watched a sad film or seen a sad person fall down. Laugh at a professional with this GrouponLive deal to An Evening with Mario Cantone at State Theatre on Friday, December 21, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one ticket for seating in the mid balcony or gallery (up to a $40 value, including all fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for seating in the mid orchestra or front balcony (up to a $45 value, including all fees).
Best known for his role as Anthony Marentino, the uptight wedding planner in Sex and the City, the sardonic Mario Cantone brings his biting, fast-paced humor to the State Theatre’s historic stage during an evening filled with irreverent humor and celebrity impersonations. The veteran stage actor, who has appeared on Broadway in the Tony-winning play Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Tempest, shows off his musical chops while lovingly sending up icons such as Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. The entertainer also taps into his personal life, waxing cheekily philosophical on subjects such as sexuality, ethnicity, and stereotypes.
The State Theatre was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.