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 one ticket to Porgy and Bess at the Dayton Opera downtown. Choose from the following seating options (view the seating chart here):
- $18 for a section C ticket (a $36 value)
- $33 for a section B ticket (a $66 value)
- $43 for a section A ticket (an $87 value)
After deciding on a section, call Ticket Center Stage to reserve a seat for one of the following performance dates:
- Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 8 p.m.
- Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 3 p.m.
The Dayton Opera launches its 50th Anniversary Season with the classic opera Porgy and Bess, which was first performed in 1935. Set in 1920s Charleston, South Carolina, the opera tells a clutching tale of African-American life in Catfish Row, exploring themes of murder, storms, and murderous, stormy love. The talented international cast sings in American throughout the three-act performance, and the show also features convenient American surtitles. Relax in a comfortable seat that’s near, nearer, or nearest to the stage, and revel in the echoing vibratos as the actors bellow out popular songs such as “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So, My Dear Watson.”
Dedicated to creating excellent opera experiences, the Dayton Opera produces three fully staged operas annually as well as one Star Gala concert. Before calling ahead to reserve a seat, be sure to read about the story of Porgy and Bess, review the basics on what to wear, when to clap, and how to win the conductor’s baton after the opera.