Of the seven classical arts, the ancient Greeks considered music, theater, and dance a distant second to macaroni mosaics and interpretive sleeping. Experience these three pretty-good modes of self-expression with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get one ticket to your choice of one of seven shows at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (up to a $48 value). Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. All performances are held in the prestigious Walt Whitman Theatre, which is easily reachable via the 2 train, though on-site paid parking is available for $5.
The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College has hosted exceptional performances from their outpost on the college campus since 1954, with guest performers that have included Luciano Pavarotti, Gregory Hines, Itzhak Perlman, Martha Graham, and the Moiseyev Dance Company. This season’s diverse lineup of budding and beloved luminaries maintains the tradition. You get your choice of one of the following shows and performance dates:
- Philadanco: The passionate dance troupe will mingle ballet, jazz, and African American dances as they debut their latest work, "By Way of the Funk." November 20 at 8 p.m. (a $30 value)
- Take 6: We Wish You a Merry Christmas: The Grammy-amassing a capella sextet heralds the holidays with hallowed harmonies and a joyful blend of traditional and contemporary favorites. December 11 at 8 p.m. (a $32–$42 advanced value or a $35–$45 door value)
- American Big Band: Take your eardrums back to the glorious age of Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, when the average band contained the population of a small island-nation. February 20 at 2 p.m. (a $27 value)
- Tango Buenos Aires: Stay warm through the dampest part of winter as 25 virtuoso tango dancers unleash the dance's playful, seductive passion to the tune of Astor Piazzolla, Mariano Mores, and more. February 26 at 8 p.m. (a $36–$45 advanced value or a $40–$48 door value)
- Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Best-known as the backing singers on Paul Simon's seminal album Graceland, South Africa's cultural superstars will light up the stage with resonant harmonies and joyful dancing. March 19 at 8 p.m. (a $37 advanced value or a $40 door value)
- ‘S Wonderful: This all-singing, all-dancing musical celebrates Brooklyn's own Gershwin Brothers, George, Ira, and Shemp. March 20 at 3 p.m. (a $32 advanced value or a $35 door value)
- Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake: The celebrated international troupe performs the classic Tchaikovsky love story using the 1895 revival's choreography, which eschews the rampant explosions and choppy editing that marred Michael Bay's revival in 2007. April 17 at 2 p.m. (a $27–$37 advanced value or a $30–$40 door value)
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