What You'll Get
Today's deal offers New Yorkers a rare opportunity to travel back in time to that prettiest-in-pink of decades: the '80s. For $30, you’ll snag one prom-committee ticket to Awesome 80s Prom, winner of the 2006 Improv Theater Award for Best Interactive Show, along with 80s party favors and free admission to the afterparty at Webster Hall. All that would normally cost you $55.98, much less than a time machine, and much, much less than court costs after attempting to kidnap Ducky.
Wanaget High's Senior Prom will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m., 1989. Being on the prom committee, you get to vote for the Prom King and Queen at the end of the night, so expect to be glad-handed by the captain of the football team, the geek, the head cheerleader, the rebel, and others as they mingle with the crowd. You could even win Best Dressed, so updo that hair, dig out that Member's Only jacket, and bust out the leopard-print leg warmers. In the meantime, just enjoy watching the bizarre love triangles and other John Hughes-y dramas unfold all around you. You can dance if you want to in the breakdancing circle (call in advance if planning any BMX stunts), or you can leave your friends behind with a slow dance to Simple Minds and Berlin. When the show ends, a free pass into Webster Hall's nightclub will help ease your transition back into the less-fluorescent present.
Because it’s from a more innocent time of looming nuclear annihilation from a crumbling superpower, Awesome 80s Prom is very much a safety dance for any age from eight to 80, and especially for groups like bachelorette parties, birthdays, and corporate events. Whether you miss prom night or missed your prom night or just want a prom re-do where you don't get your braces caught in Kirsten Zufansky's hair when she rebuffs your kiss, Awesome 80s will make sure that you'll have the time of your life. And you'll owe it all to Groupon.
- The hilarious and spot-on cast of Breakfast Club members...have somehow entered into the phantom vortex of timelessness and returned as amalgamations of every generation's high school stereotypes. – Molly Priesmeyer, City Pages
Reviewers on Citysearch give Awesome 80s 4.5 totally rad stars:
- I went for a girl's night out as an alternative to the usual bar hopping etc and had the best night with my girlfriends ever. – lovenyctheatre
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 29, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Valid for shows on or before 1/30/10, and the following 3 dates only: 4/3/10, 5/8/10, and 5/29/10. Reservation required, subject to availability. Not valid with other offers or previous reservations. First-come, first-served. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.