A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Classic Albums Live – Led Zeppelin at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on Friday, July 13, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $16, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $33 value, including all fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for reserved mid-orchestra or front-balcony seating (up to a $38 value, including all fees).
The studio-born and classically trained musicians of Classic Albums Live romanticize music’s long-playing, pre-shuffle heyday with live recreations of entire records, meticulously maintaining every note and cut of the original recordings. Employing every instrument used in the 1969 sessions, the Classic Albums Live band dives headfirst into one of the beefiest slabs of vinyl ever pressed: the heavy-metal blueprint known as Led Zeppelin II. From the opening aural napalm of “Whole Lotta Love” through the blues-to-bombast finale of “Bring It On Home,” the virtuosic imposters nail every lick, nuance, caterwaul, and hammer-on of the seminal shredders' almanac. Nick Hildyard apes Robert Plant’s raw vocal prowess in hits such as “Heartbreaker” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)” while Rick Vautour punishes drumsticks like Bonham, Dom Palito speed-reads like Jimmy Page, and John Batuszkin commandeers the tugboat bass of John Paul Jones. After the group polishes off Led Zeppelin II, it peels through another set stuffed with more of Zeppelin’s greatest hits.
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.
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901Get Directions