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 the Motown and Mo Soul Revue at The Historic Bal Theatre in San Leandro. For $50, you get two VIP tickets for seating in the first 12 rows on Sunday, November 3, at 8 p.m. (up to an $89 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The Motown and Mo Soul Revue transports audiences back to the soul-drenched heyday of Detroit's iconic label. Gussied up in period duds, the revue's expert impersonators resurrect such treasured acts as The Supremes, belting out hits including "Stop! In the Name of Love." R & B crooners donning pristine white suits take on The Miracles' catalog, and the Ike & Tina Revue incites dance parties in the aisles with the celebrated twosome's soulful tunes. Lil' Stevie mimics Stevie Wonder's swirling, piano-driven melodies before the members of a Gladys Knight & The Pips tribute shimmy to swelling vocals and James Brown's avatar pretends to be the hardest working man, unless he foists it off on his understudy.
The Historic Bal Theatre
Since it opened in 1946, the 800-seat Bal Theatre has continually hosted a wide array of film screenings, comedy shows, and musical acts on its stage, remaining one of the few American theatres of its era never to have shut down. Despite the building's vintage art-deco vibe, the theater boasts a concert-series sound system, digital projection, and three-dimensional seats, immersing audiences in a heightened sensory experience.