Zoot Suit Riot

California Theatre of the Performing Arts

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The Deal

  • $39 for one ticket to see Zoot Suit Riot (up to $78 value)
  • When: Friday, May 16, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: California Theatre of the Performing Arts
  • Seating: rear orchestra or front balcony
  • Ticket values include all fees.
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Zoot Suit Riot

Pachucos don’t dress drably. Decked out from head to heels in snazzy Fedoras, airplane wing-sized lapels, high-waisted pants, and slick spats, the zoot suit wearers of the early 1940s established a new brand of cool in America. To celebrate those dapper days, Zoot Suit Riot incites audiences with a theatrical big-band party that captures the essence of the post-WWII nightlife. Packed with revivalist hits such as Cherry Poppin’ Daddies’ “Zoot Suit Riot” and Royal Crown Revue’s “Hey! Pachuco!,” the performance gets audiences swinging, skipping, and lindy-hopping along, all while paying tribute to the cultural revolution that forever changed the nation.

California Theatre of the Performing Arts

A former vaudeville house and movie palace built in 1928, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts hearkens back to a bygone era with its majestic Wurlitzer organ, which is played during silent-film programs, and a time portal linked to the childhood home of Alexander Pantages. The theater’s deep-red stage curtains and ornate, vaulted ceilings also steep the senses in a vintage ambiance. Thanks to this comforting nostalgia, as well as the heartfelt scenes that unfold onstage, the space seems much cozier than a 1,718-seat auditorium has any right to.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires May 17, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Redeem on 5/16 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at California Theatre of the Performing Arts. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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