Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two tickets to any show at Croswell Opera House (up to a $72 value), located approximately 25 miles northwest of Toledo in Adrian, Michigan. This deal is not valid for the November 24 Dueling Piano show or the New Year's Eve show, but it is good for all other shows until December 30, 2010.
As the oldest continuously running theater in Michigan and the third oldest continuously running theater in the United States, Croswell Opera House is a remarkable venue for catching Broadway-style musicals. Choose from several upcoming theatrical productions at the theater—currently, the baseball comedy Damn Yankees is running, bunting, and sliding until August 29, after which jazz vocalist Kathy Kosins steps into the spotlight for a September 16 show. The acclaimed romantic comedy Prelude to a Kiss, playing September 24–26, follows a newlywed couple trying to undo the effects of a supernatural kiss, and the rock opera The Rocky Horror Show, playing over Halloween weekend, follows a newly engaged couple trying to escape a castle packed with kinky aliens. Once the holiday season rolls in, escape Santa's repeated requests to watch Golden Girls DVDs with him by seeing Meet Me in St. Louis, a heart-tingling musical set during the 1904 World's Fair.
Renovations over the last two decades, including an enlarged orchestra pit and a new stage floor, have transformed the Croswell Opera House into a prospering modern facility while maintaining the historical charm of its original state. Take your significant other on a trip into the mid-19th century without any whimsical telephone-booth time-travel hijinks with today's Groupon to Croswell Opera House. Call ahead to reserve your ticket.
Croswell Opera House
Although it’s the oldest continuously running theater in Michigan (and the third oldest in all of the United States), Croswell Opera House has more vibrancy than most venues half its age. Renovated over the last two decades with a new stage floor, an enlarged orchestra pit, and burgundy and gold medallions atop a fresh coat of paint, the historic venue has lost none of its old-fashioned charm as it continues through its second century.
Originally constructed in 1866, the downtown epicenter of Lenawee County arts and culture has played host to a rich timeline of American entertainment. The 1800s featured vaudeville acts, musicians, and orators such as Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and the early 1900s saw silent movies swallowed by the next wave of cinema: loudies. Although it was nearly demolished in 1967, the opera house persevered with the loving care of its staff and patrons, and today continues to host a wealth of musical acts, Broadway shows, and children’s theater.
129 E Maumee St.
Adrian, Michigan 49221Get Directions