Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: For $17, you get a ticket to see former American Idol singers perform a holiday concert at the Newberry Opera House on Dec. 19.
After a multi-million dollar renovation project, the nearly 130-year-old opera house has upgraded to a cutting-edge facility while maintaining its historic charm and cozy concert appeal. The sophisticated chamber sets the stage for an all-American Christmas concert featuring voices that previously carried across TV's American Idol stage. Four finalists from three seasons of the reality/talent show hybrid will take the stage to belt out songs of Christmas past and present. Michael Sarver and Alexis Grace from season eight, David Hernandez from season seven, and Gina Glocksen from season six will set their competitive history aside for some solo songs and group acts onstage, in two separate concerts beginning at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19.