What You'll Get
- One ticket to see Zappa Plays Zappa
- When: Tuesday, March 4, at 8 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $19 for the mid balcony, upper balcony, or gallery (up to $48 value)
- $29 for the mid orchestra (up to $48 value)
- Click to view the balcony and gallery seating chart.
- Click to view the orchestra seating chart.<p>
Zappa Plays Zappa
Though he’s a dizzyingly accomplished guitarist in his own right, Dweezil Zappa takes an almost self-effacing approach to carrying on the family name. In Zappa Plays Zappa, a concert of his famous father’s songs, he aims to present a show that’s “like taking a tour of the world’s greatest museum where the curator takes you on your guided tour, but he never stands in front of the paintings while you’re trying to take a picture,” as he told Vintage Rock.
To get there, he spent more than three years poring over Frank’s technical compositions before forming Zappa Plays Zappa to recreate them. With a Zappa Family Trust archivist, his brother Ahmet, and four other players selected after a series of sack races, Dweezil set out on his first tour. His thick, curly hair, rakish stubble, and guitar-playing skills mirror his father’s as he tears through Frank’s hits, selected from albums that range from his 1966 debut, Freak Out!, to his Grammy-nominated release Jazz From Hell.<p>
The State Theatre 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 when disco balls replaced light fixtures. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre 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.<p>
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 4, 2014. Limit 10/person. Venue assigns seat location; no exchanges or upgrades. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem for ticket starting 90 mins prior to show. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at will call. Doors open 1 hr before showtime. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase under same Groupon account to sit together. Stairs required to access balcony sections. Patrons with disabilities must contact State Theatre prior to purchase. Discount reflects the State Theatre's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.