Going to a concert is an opportunity to be around a lot of people and maybe finally collect all those signatures you need to start selling fresh meat in your front yard. Be a part of something big with this GrouponLive deal.
- $12 to see Broadway Rocks (up to a $43 value)
- When: Thursday, July 18, at 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: Mid-orchestra, mid- or upper-balcony, or gallery
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to view the orchestra and balcony seating charts.
Experience shows onstage. Thankfully, Todd Ellison has served as music director at theatres up and down the Great White Way, and he brings that expertise to Broadway Rocks, a curated celebration of showtunes that boost the audience’s adrenaline like strolling through a zoo after unlocking all the cages. Ellison, who was named one of "Broadway's electric conductors" by the the New York Times, called together a team of world-class vocalists who've spent plenty of time treading the boards: Beth Leavel of The Drowsy Chaperone, Christopher Seiber of (Spamalot), David Larsen of (Billy Elliot), and Ashley Blanchet of (Annie). Conducted by Ellison and backed by a killer band, the foursome will tear into classics from some of Broadway's most rock-and-roll shows, including Newsies, Wicked, The Matrix, Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance.
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.