Acrobats use their bodies to express emotions, unlike opera singers, who use their voices, and Punchin' Jack, who only uses his fists. Get an eyeful of art with this GrouponLive deal to see the Imperial Acrobats of China at Lynn Auditorium. For $20, you get one ticket for floor seating on Sunday, November 11, at 5 p.m. (a $39 value). Doors open at 4 p.m.
The Imperial Acrobats of China display their seemingly effortless athletic prowess during a rousing performance of Chi of Shaolin: Tale of the Dragon. The show follows the story of a wounded thief who is taken in by Shaolin monks, undergoing a transformation as he heals and vows never to steal the emperor’s baseball-card collection again. As the tale unfolds on stage, rapt audience members witness agile performers flying above the regal set, martial artists successfully breaking bricks over others’ heads, and graceful dancers balancing on towering unicycles as they attempt to complete their newspaper delivery job.
As eventgoers perch under the stately domed ceiling inside Lynn Auditorium, they can take in a show against an elegant red-curtain backdrop and sleek wooden accents. The distinguished interior of the event center augments the caliber of performances available in the form of concerts and holiday specials such as Kenny Rogers and The Vienna Boys Choir. The entertainment unfolds amid newly renovated elements such as updated seating and high-tech lighting that’s capable of illuminating the next line in an actor’s head.