A ballerina must practice for hundreds of hours in order to perfect her movements, much as a geneticist must create hundreds of abominations before perfecting a clone of his childhood cat. Witness the result of dedication with this GrouponLive deal.
- $39 for two tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream presented by Missouri Ballet Theatre (up to a $79.50 value)
- When: Saturday, June 1
- Where: Edison Theatre
- Seating: best available at time of redemption
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- 2 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A Midsummer Night's Dream interprets Shakespeare's tale of quarrelling lovers and mischievous fairies, sending audiences on a romp rife with comic misunderstandings and imps named after hockey equipment. Puck, the servant to the king of the fairies, sets off a chain reaction when his love potion causes the fairy queen to fall in love with a weaver-turned-donkey. Then, human lovers fall into the mix, and a night of confusion set in a magical forest unfolds.
Artistic director Adam Sage leads the Missouri Ballet Theatre through original choreography set to Felix Mendelssohn's seminal overture and incidental music. The score ranges from the grand organ swells and trumpet fanfares of the Wedding March to a rustic peasant dance built around a string refrain that imitates the sound of a braying donkey, working with the vibrant motions to keep even littler family members entertained.
Missouri Ballet Theatre
Since its founding in 2009, Missouri Ballet Theatre has tackled some of the most beloved compositions—from the A Midsummer Night's Dream to Cinderella. Its founder and artistic director, Adam Sage, has seen more than 20 years of stage performance on four continents, including stints with the Hong Kong Ballet, Ballet Philippines, and California Ballet. Today Sage uses his choreographic prowess and master-teacher status to expand the horizons of youth, leading classes and guiding youngsters onstage with professionals during yearly performances of The Nutcracker.