Musical theater presents a fantastic version of reality, where fights are settled with song and there's a fully intact person inside each cat. Witness a heightened world with today’s Groupon: for $18, you get a ticket to one of three summer shows from the Connecticut Repertory Theatre in Storrs (up to a $39 value). Theatergoers younger than 18 and UConn students can purchase single tickets for $10. Seats will be parceled out based upon availability, so reserve yours soon to get close to the action at one of the following shows:
- Guys and Dolls, running June 2–12
- Seussical the Musical, running June 16–26
- My Fair Lady, running July 7–17
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, the producing appendage of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts, casts visiting professional actors and talented university students in its plays, musicals, and contemporary performances. This summer’s marquee boasts three musicals: Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical, a musical journey through the works of Dr. Seuss, and My Fair Lady. A cast of veteran performers, including Broadway entertainers Terrence Mann, Eileen Fulton, and Charlotte d’Amboise and comedian Steve Hayes, breathe life into the shows in the same way a stack of old books can breathe life into a fire. Performed 12 times over the course of independent 10-day runs, each musical offers up a surfeit of opportunities for reveling in drama and singing along inside your head as loudly as possible.