To make dance routines flashier, professionals often wear sequined outfits or burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Watch dance floors ignite with this GrouponLive deal to see the Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble at the State Theatre in New Brunswick on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get one ticket for mid-balcony or gallery seating (up to a $45 value, including all fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for mid-orchestra or front-balcony seating (up to a $55 value, including all fees).
- For $24, you get one ticket for premium-orchestra or premium-loge seating (up to a $60 value, including all fees). <p>
Created in Moscow in 1978 with the intention of further exposing Russian soldiers to cultural arts, the Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble energizes audiences with en pointe footwork set to an extensive repertoire of dance and choral compositions. The collective houses more than 90 members who perform a series of war-based vignettes, ranging from the light-hearted “Military Dance” to the more somber “Ogonek (Blue Light),” which describes the feelings of a young girl after her pet bloodhound runs away to join the army. For the climatic “Holiday On the Don River Dance,” deft dancers and skilled musicians combine their talents to create a spectacular finale, wrought with complex choral arrangements and choreography.
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.