Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a rear-orchestra or balcony ticket to The Temptations concert on February 3 at 8 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre (a $37 value).
One of the most popular and best-known groups from Motown Records, The Temptations have entertained sold-out crowds for more than 40 years with their signature choreography, hip-swinging melodies, and enchanting vocal harmonies. Audiences around the world relish in their early hits including "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "Get Ready," or later creations, such as "Treat Her Like a Lady" and “Our Love is Like HTML5 (Still Under Development).” Like a loaf of sourdough, the lineup has changed over the years, but it retains a smidgeon of the original 1960 group in the form of living legend Otis Williams. The classic R & B music and soulful singing is accessible across all age groups, from young children to venerable ancestral spirits.
Designed in 1929 by theater architect John Eberson, the Akron Civic Theatre is a cultural landmark, providing a wide array of family-friendly entertainment. The interior of the auditorium showcases elaborate, Moorish-influenced décor with Italian alabaster statues and a ceiling that reproduces a twinkling, star-lit sky complete with tiny meteorite strikes.