Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see The Queen Extravaganza
- When: Monday, September 9, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Count Basie Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $19 for the balcony section (a $37.50 value)
- $23 for the orchestra section (a $45.50 value)
- $28 for the mid-orchestra section (a $55.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
The Queen Extravaganza
The Queen Extravaganza performs "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
When they began auditioning for The Queen Extravaganza's eventual members, Queen's guitarist, Brian May, and drummer, Roger Taylor, didn't want musicians who could simply imitate their sound. They wanted them to carry their legacy to a new generation of fans. After 12 weeks, they found seven members that fit the bill. The ensemble of two vocalists and five musicians is co-fronted by Marc Martel—whose audition tape earned him no small amount of online attention as he uncannily replicated Freddie Mercury's soaring tenor and aggressive growl—and soulful wailer Jennifer Espinoza, who out-sang hundreds of competitors and scored her coveted role at the age of 18. The show covers almost 40 classics, from the rock-orchestra bombast of hits such as "Bohemian Rhapsody" to more obscure early-period anthems such as "Tie Your Mother Down" and "Seven Seas of Rhye." Equal to the auditory spectacle are the show's visuals, bursting with surprises such as never-before-seen video footage and a man playing piano and singing at the same time.
Count Basie Theatre
Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.