DEAD ON LIVE- Celebrating The Music Of The Grateful Dead- At SOPAC, 11/18
Dead On Live returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. to present a mixed bag from every era of the Grateful Dead's rich and stylistically diverse legacy in full production, both as heard on the band's commercial releases and as performed live in some of their most famous shows.
Multi-instrumentalist Marc Muller directs Dead On Live in a celebration that captures important and beloved periods of the Grateful Dead's long and illustrious, and stylistically diverse career. He has assembled an impressive cast of world-class musicians that have been able to reproduce virtually every note of every instrument, as well as all of the beautifully orchestrated vocal arrangements that are trademarks of the Dead's classic American recordings, to a level that's perhaps never been accomplished and performed live in concert before.
Muller came up with the idea when he was asked by the Count Basie Theatre in New Jersey to develop a show back in 2010. Noting the 40th anniversary of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty, he set about collecting the musicians to meticulously learn the albums just as they were recorded. "Those two albums are the nuts and bolts of required Grateful Dead listening," said Muller.
In keeping with the true spirit of the Grateful Dead, every Dead on Live show also features plenty of jamming and improv that's sure to keep the kids dancing and shaking their bones!
Dead On Live will shake the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 18 at 8PM. Tickets are $25-$35 and can be purchased online at http://www.sopacnow.org/dead-on-live/ or by calling the box office at (973) 313-2787.
Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC-a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council's performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz 'N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in-residence, American Theater Group. For more information, visit SOPACnow.org