Even today, the magic of a puppet can inspire a child to grow up to be a performer or a tiny actor made of felt. Feel child-like wonder with this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see Frogz!
- When: Friday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Charline McCombs Empire Theatre
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $15 for Value seating (up to $29 value)
- $22 for Advantage seating (up to $44 value)
- $35 for Superior seating (up to $69 value)
- $55 for Premium seating (up to $110 value)
- View the seating charts for the orchestra, mezzanine, and balcony sections
They're human-sized amphibians, but the titular frogs of this touring production from Portland's Imago Theatre might be the least strangest part of the show. The five acrobats also transform into dancing accordions, alligators with glowing eyes, penguins playing musical chairs, and a paper sack with something mysterious inside. Elevating things even further, the performers encompass balancing acts, juggling, and glow-in-the-dark puppetry into their act.
The result is a spectacle suitable for children and grownups alike, not because of a relatable story—the emphasis here isn't on narrative—but because of enchanting yet coherent visuals that transcend any kind of plot. Perhaps Variety described this approach best when it praised Frogz as "a simple, elegant work that embraces the joy of imagination for its own sake. There's no heavy-handed message, no sense of the theatrically smug, no pandering to the kiddies or their handlers."
ARTS San Antonio
Although the River City certainly has always had its share of entertainment options, there used to be a surprising drought in performing arts. Luckily, ARTS San Antonio came along to bring cultural magic from around the country to South Texas, including Chicago's Joffrey Ballet, Ireland's Celtic Nights, and New York jazz vocalist José James. However, ARTS also nurtures and showcases the top talents of the Lone Star State, from hosting Van Cliburn piano virtuosos to teaching visual and performing arts to students and senior citizens.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“It's a great place to enjoy with friends and good music”
“Great time, lower level is best, the dancing after the show was a fantastic idea.”
“Had a WONDERFUL time! Great venue too!”