Superstition dictates that instead of wishing actors "good luck," you should tell them to "break a leg" or "stir me with your acting, you beautiful beast." Be moved with this GrouponLive deal for a Broadway Series package at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora. The package includes one ticket to see each of the following four musicals: Grease, Annie, The Music Man, and Fiddler on the Roof. All tickets are for best-available seating at the time of redemption. Choose from the following options:
- For $74, you get one ticket package for Wednesday matinees at 1:30 p.m. (up to a $163.60 value, including all fees). See available dates here.
- For $84, you get one ticket package for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday shows or 5 p.m. Sunday shows (up to a $183.60 value, including all fees). See available dates here.
- For $98, you get one ticket package for Friday-evening, Saturday, or Sunday-matinee shows (up to a $215.60 value, including all fees). See available dates here.
Grease (September 12–October 7)
In the 1950s world of Grease, drag races rip through the night; gals can lipstick their lips in the sheen of their gents' slicked-back hair; and boisterous, synchronized song-and-dance numbers erupt from leather-jacketed youth. Songs including “Summer Nights,” “Born to Hand Jive,” and “Greased Lightning” fill a PG-rated show.
Annie (November 21–December 30)
The heartwarming story of the famous redheaded orphan arrives for the holiday season, inviting family audiences to watch Annie progress from a “Hard Knock Life” to dreams of "Tomorrow" to adventures in the highest levels of society.
The Music Man (January 16–February 3)
The love of a world-weary librarian and the pluck of an adorable young boy begin to tame conman Harold Hill as he tries to convince the citizens of River City to let him start a children's band and abscond with their money. Bright costumes, enveloping stage sets, and elaborate choreography broadcast the energy of razzle-dazzle tunes including "76 Trombones" and "Ya Got Trouble."
Fiddler on the Roof (March 6–24)
Tevye, a Jewish milkman in czarist Russia, faces a regime set on expelling his family from their village while heading a household of five headstrong daughters. Musical numbers such as “If I Were a Rich Man” and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" combine folk traditions with classic Broadway belting.
A lot has changed in the century since the Paramount Theatre was founded, but the theater's crowd-pleasing entertainment wouldn't have been out of place in Aurora's turn-of-the-century theater scene. When the Venice-inspired art-deco venue was first built, it joined an already-bustling local tradition of vaudeville, silent films, concerts, and circus acts. Photographs dating back to 1931 guided a 1976 restoration, in which artisans completely retraced and repainted eight original murals, re-gilded the fluted columns, and patched up the sheets of every ghost. Concerts, comedy, and community events fill the theater when it's not occupied by the dazzling production values of a professional musical-theater company, which launched what the Chicago Tribune called a "thrilling debut season" in 2011.
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