Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Witness truly dramatic close-ups with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options:
$36 for two tickets to see next to normal on Thursday, August 23, plus a three-course dinner (up to a $71.90 value)
$42 for two tickets to see next to normal on Friday, August 24, plus a three-course dinner (up to an $83.90 value)
$42 for two tickets to see next to normal on Saturday, August 25, plus a three-course dinner (up to an $83.90 value)
$42 for two tickets to see next to normal on Sunday, August 26, plus a three-course dinner (up to an $83.90 value)
Best-available seating will be assigned upon reservation. On Thursday-Saturday, dinner is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, dinner is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. This August, the historic Crown Uptown Theatre hosts next to normal, a rock musical that tells the tale of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder and a family that must deal with the repercussions of her illness and treatment. The musical first opened on Broadway in April 2009 and proceeded to win three Tony Awards plus the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for drama. Before the curtains open, guests sit down at tables arrayed throughout the stately auditorium to dig into dishes from the seasonal menu. A mixed-greens salad and gazpacho ready tongues for entrees of mediterranean chicken over whipped potatoes, beef kebabs with moussaka, or champagne shrimp capellini. Meals conclude with a dessert such as cheesecake or chocolate mousse with salted caramel.
Crown Uptown Theatre
Stationed inside a vaudeville venue first designed by the Boller Brothers in 1928, the Crown Uptown Theatre has continued to nourish creative appetites with delectable dinners and Broadway-style productions since 1977. Concocted by an expert culinary team, plated entrees please palates alongside heaping helpings of soup, salad, and rolls. An enthusiastic wait staff delivers each meal directly to customers' tables. Crown Uptown Theatre can accommodate up to 400 theatergoers or scarecrows stuffed with recycled playbills during evening performances each Thursday-Sunday, and matinee plays for children every Friday and Saturday.