Before pawning came into fashion, the only way to acquire cash in a jiffy was to draw presidential profiles on bottle caps or dress as Santa and accept bribes from naughty children. Hone your skills at respectable bartering with today’s Groupon: for $26, you get one section-B ticket (a $52 value, including fees) to The Pawn Stars Gold and Silver Show at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown. Choose from two options: Saturday, May 7 at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m.
During both 90-minute events, Rick, Corey, and Chumlee from the History Channel's Pawn Stars will reveal the inner workings of the modern pawn business as they discuss the cash values of rare and not-so-rare items that have passed through their shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas. Join the bantering trio for a night of expert appraisal, as preselected audience members bring their pawnable possessions onstage to be poked, pontificated upon, and finally price-tagged in the presence of all. To showcase your own mysterious heirloom, curious knick-knack, or commemorative plates commemorating the history of commemorative plates, send its photo and back-story to email@example.com, and be sure to mention the Morristown venue. Otherwise, ask questions during the Q&A session or match your value-guessing mettle against the star pawner during Are You Smarter than a Chumlee?.
The Pawn Stars Gold and Silver Show is one of the more than 200 performances the Mayo Center hosts each year within its historic four-column confines. Originally built in 1937 as a jewel of Walter Reade’s chain of movie theatres, the Mayo Center was renovated in 1994 to include an orchestra pit, advanced fly-rail system, central air conditioning, and luxury opera-phantom catacombs.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
The Mayo Performing Arts Center straddles time. While one foot is planted in the old-fashioned charm of the 1930s movie-palace golden age, the other is firmly in the tech-savvy modern day. Between is a stretch of history that saw the theatre fall into disrepair and then resurrect itself to its star-studded heyday thanks to volunteers. Since its 1994 rebirth, the center has welcomed everyone from the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg to Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin. But, if the Mayo Center were a tripod, its third foot would certainly reach toward the future—a suite of education studios is onsite to cultivate the next generation of performers.
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