Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's GrouponLive deal for tickets to see singer Audra McDonald perform at a Vancouver Recital Society concert at the Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, October 11, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following ticket and seating options:
- For $35, you get two tickets in section E (a $79 value).
- For $47, you get two tickets in section D (a $105 value).
- For $64, you get two tickets in section C (a $139 value).
- For $76, you get two tickets in section B (a $165 value).
Groupons may be exchanged for tickets at the box office beginning at 6 p.m. the night of the performance; doors open at 7 p.m. Groups that would like to sit together should redeem their Groupons at the box office at the same time.
Multifaceted superstar soprano Audra McDonald transitions seamlessly from stage to screen and back again, winning four Tony Awards on Broadway and starring as Dr. Naomi Bennett on ABC's Private Practice for four seasons. As the Orpheum show opens, McDonald performs and simultaneously interpretive-mimes selections from the Great American Songbook, a collection of 20th-century jazz standards and musical-theatre classics. The singer reaches deep into the book's repertoire, extracting gems that vary from night to night, but may include Irving Berlin's "Cheek to Cheek," Mercer and Mancini's "Moon River," and Rodgers and Hammerstein's disco rendition of "The Wheels on the Bus." The artist also performs tunes written specifically for her expressive voice, which has fuelled award-winning Broadway revivals of Carousel and Ragtime. In addition to imbibing a century's worth of show tunes, guests can bask in the Orpheum's 84-year history, gape at its ornate ceiling mural, or search for a princess's lost slippers in its 2,688 seats.
Helmed by Artistic Director Leila Getz, the Vancouver Recital Society has drawn internationally acclaimed artists to British Columbia for more than three decades. Over the years, the society has dazzled audiences with concerts by celebrity cellist Yo-Yo Ma, recitals by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, and shadowy visits from Vincent van Gogh's ghost ear.
Vancouver Recital Society
Helmed by Artistic Director Leila Getz, the Vancouver Recital Society has drawn internationally acclaimed artists to British Columbia for more than three decades. Over the years, the society has dazzled audiences with concerts by celebrity cellist Yo-Yo Ma and recitals by violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. With recitals spread across four of Vancouver’s most esteemed venues, the Vancouver Recital Society packs every season with esteemed and seasoned luminaries, while introducing audiences to future generations of classical royalty.
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