Performing musical theater in front of a large audience is the best way to convey strong emotions or blow the cover off a plot to overthrow the French government. Hear more tuneful secrets with today's Groupon: for $17 you get one ticket to the performance of the Off-Broadway musical Greetings from Yorkville on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brauntex Theatre in New Braunfels (a $35 value).
A finalist for the 2006 Richard Rodgers Award, Greetings from Yorkville poignantly chronicles the travails and joys of a Midwestern songwriting duo as they move to Manhattan to realize their dream of a life in musical theater. Under the direction of two-time Tony Award–winner Thommie Walsh, real-life couple Anya Turner and Robert Grusecki dramatize the autobiographical narrative with minimal scenery and few explosions, relying on the textures of her voice interwoven with his piano in a tale that “rings true because it is their own” (New York Times). The Brauntex Theatre will host a one-night-only reprise of the original Off-Broadway run in its intimate 600-seat auditorium, feeding families and garnishing West San Antonio Street with a sliver of Big Apple.