Groupon: Music is something that only humans make, unless you count the racket birds try to pass off as song. Hear the real stuff with this GrouponLive deal.
One G-Pass to see the Up in Smoke Holiday Tour Starring Cheech and Chong with Special Guest War, or The Soft Parade
Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center
Door time: one hour before showtime
Ticket values include all fees.
Cheech and Chong: $17 for balcony seating on Thursday, December 12, at 8 p.m. (up to $34.95 value)
Cheech and Chong: $22 for mezzanine seating on Thursday, December 12, at 8 p.m. (up to $45.45 value)
The Soft Parade: $17 for orchestra, mezzanine, or balcony seating on Friday, December 13, at 8 p.m. (up to $33.70 value)
Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Cheech and Chong with Special Guest War
The year Cheech and Chong started their act: 1971
The number of hit movies they've made since: 8
Number of hit albums: 9
Movie that launched them to fame: Up in Smoke
Grammy-winning album whose title would not amuse Up in Smoke's Sergeant Stadanko: Los Cochinos
Most subversive title for a greatest hits album: Cheech and Chong's Greatest Hit
Bits from Up in Smoke you might see live: the "Maui Waui by way of Labrador" scene, the pink tutu rendition of "Earache My Eye"
Cartoons containing Cheech's voice: The Lion King, Cars
Cartoon containing Chong's voice: FernGully: The Last Rainforest
Cartoon that hopefully hasn't made it onto any kid's Saturday-morning schedule: Cheech and Chong's Animated Movie
Latest single: "Medical Marijuana Blues"
War songs that typically play during television shows, movies, or tender moments of real-life reconciliation: "Why Can't We Be Friends," "Spill the Wine"
War song that kick-starts Up in Smoke: "Low Rider"
Songs that War and Cheech and Chong might play together: "Mexican Americans," "Born in East LA," and definitely "Earache My Eye"
The Soft Parade
What The Soft Parade is: a tribute to The Doors helmed by lead vocalist and Morrison ringer Joe Russo
What The Soft Parade is not: a procession of pillows
Where they got their name: it's the title of The Doors' fourth studio album
What they do: recreate a vintage Doors concert during every show, right down to the instruments, hair, and swagger
What the New York Times says: "The Soft Parade's show is so eerily convincing, often causing the audience to temporarily suspend its disbelief"
Songs you might hear: "Touch Me," "Break On Through (To The Other Side)," "Whiskey Bar"
Bergen Performing Arts Center
In 2004—on a mission to bolster its community’s wellspring of creativity and education—the nonprofit Bergen Performing Arts Center took over the former John Harms Center, an art-deco-style movie and vaudeville palace built in 1922. Today, in the same antique theater where Frank Capra screened his first car chase, the venue hosts 150 yearly events that bring dance, music, and theatrical productions to an estimated 250,000 annual audience members. Networks such as HBO, PBS, and MTV all have filmed international broadcasts on the stage, which has seen the likes of Diana Krall, Heart, and ZZ Top.