- One G-Pass to see Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show, including a digital download of The King’s Gift
- When: Thursday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $30 for rows EE–MM of the rear orchestra or rows V–Z of the upper balcony (up to $47.50 value)
- $40 for rows J–P of the lower balcony or rows Q–U of the upper balcony (up to $63.55 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart. <p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Trace Adkins: The Christmas Show
It’s easy to find Trace Adkins. The burly baritone troubadour lives in ubiquity—singing on the radio, helping the Red Cross, thwarting Gary Busey on All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, and fighting crime in comic-book form as Luke McBain. But no matter where he is, Trace never strays from his pure country sound. Throughout his nearly two-decade career, the ocean-deep voice that fueled hits such as “Honky Tonk Badonkadonk” has left him with four Grammy nominations and five ACM and CMT awards each. In his unmistakable twang, Adkins’s songs speak to all aspects of working-class life, from rough and rowdy times on a pickup truck to heartfelt ballads sung to a pickup truck.
Inspired by his yearly turn narrating Disney World’s Candlelight Processional, The Christmas Show starts a new tradition for Adkins and families across the country. His rich, baritone voice pulls double-duty, alternating between holiday standards (accompanied by a 12-piece ensemble) and fireside-style historical tales and personal stories. In addition, audiences will receive a digital download of his new holiday album, The King’s Gift, when it drops on October 29. Tinged with a Celtic sound, the album covers mainstays from “Oh Holy Night” to “Drummer Boy,” joining along the way with guests such as The Chieftains and Kevin Costner.
Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre closed in 1989 and reopened its doors in 2001 after city funds helped 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee. But its most notable feature is the 2,200-pound chandelier, which gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.<p>
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day, 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been recreated from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.