What You'll Get
Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $22, you get one ticket for mid-orchestra, mid-balcony, or front-balcony seating to A Christmas Gift, a big-band show performed by the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Pied Pipers, at State Theatre in New Brunswick on Sunday, December 4, at 3 p.m. (up to a $64 value, including ticketing fees). Doors open at 2 p.m. There is no elevator to balcony seating, so patrons must walk up the stairs.
More than 50 years after the death of its namesake, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra continues to rattle earlobes across the globe with tightly spun tunes and performances bursting with brassy nostalgia. This holiday season, the ensemble joins forces with the Pied Pipers, who helped launch the career of Frank Sinatra and ushered America into the big-band era during the 1940s. Equipped with a jolly repertoire of songs that includes “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the classically tuned tag team will dispense a healthy dose of Yuletide cheer that also aims to transport listeners back to a time brimming with rich harmonies and rampant suspender snapping. Adding to the talent-packed lineup, conductor Bill Tole offers his musical direction, and vocalist Nancy Knorr belts out mantras more exultant than a singing telegraph machine. Originally a vaudeville and silent-film palace, State Theatre offers concertgoers an ornately decorated space for sing-alongs, dancing, and chandelier swinging.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 4, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Must be 4 or older. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at State Theatre box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at State Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to State Theatre. State Theatre is the issuer of tickets. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects State Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey 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 New Jersey 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.