$32 for Ballet Performance of "Coppélia" for Two at Clowes Memorial Hall on April 20, 21, or 22 (Up to $80.60 Value)

Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall

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Comic ballet based on story by Nutcracker author examines love triangle between two humans & one lifelike doll

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Expiration varies. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting 4/20 for tickets at the CMH box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Clowes Memorial Hall. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Clowes Memorial Hall. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Moving one’s body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running from the sound of lightning or inventing a telephone. See instincts elevated into art with this GrouponLive deal: for $32, you get two main floor tickets to see Coppélia, presented by the Butler Ballet and the Jordan College of Fine Arts at Clowes Memorial Hall (up to an $80.60 value, including all fees). Choose from the following dates:

  • Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 21, at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.<p>

The students of the Butler Ballet wrap up their season with Coppélia, a comic tale of love, wizardry, and perfectly lifelike dolls based on a lesser-known novel of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Pirouetting to Léo Delibes’s sprightly, pastoral score—performed by the Butler Symphony Orchestra—the ballet navigates a love triangle between fiancés Swanhilde and Franz and the beautiful, mysteriously unflappable woman residing at the local mad scientist’s house. As Swanhilde strives to prove the woman’s unreality to her moonstruck, slightly dim husband-to-be, Dr. Coppelius reveals sinister designs for creating automatons that need only a soul and the ability to get hangnails to become fully human. Franz struggles to decide if he loves his human bride or the doctor’s exquisite simulacrum, leading up to an ending that lands with unexpectedly humorous grace. Located on Butler’s leafy downtown campus, Clowes Memorial Hall has been hosting accessible cultural events in its lavish red and gold auditorium for more than 40 years.

Clowes Memorial Hall

For the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the most important things in life were science and the arts. The good doctor wanted to share this devotion with the Indianapolis community, so he devised and funded Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Completed in 1963, the hall shares Butler's gorgeous aesthetic with its arching stone façade and lush crimson interior, which has room for over 2,000 patrons. In addition to major touring productions and public speakers, Clowes Memorial Hall is also the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Butler Ballet, and the Indy 500.


Reviews

The story was so funny that we often laughed out loud. The acting was believable. The dancing was fun, exciting, graceful and many times mind-blowing

mrshuebner, Ticketmaster, 3/22/10

The young ballerinas performed beautifully. The show ran smoothly. Choreography was fantastic. Costuming was beautiful. Truly an enjoyable experience.

smilejly, Ticketmaster, 11/15/10

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97% of 215 customers

  • “Clowes made it super easy to redeem the Groupon, very positive experience.”

  • “The ushers are pretty much done helping people to their seats once the lights dim. Stragglers are on their own. More drink stations. Love the anti-spill cups though!...”

    “The ushers are pretty much done helping people to their seats once the lights dim. Stragglers are on their own. More drink stations. Love the anti-spill cups though! Great fun!”

  • “There is free parking but it is a little walk because of all the construction. ”

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