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 $39, you get $80 toward tickets at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts, located on the campus in Newport News. Note that tickets to the Blue Man Group, Frankie Valli, The Wizard of Oz, Huey Lewis, Spamalot, and the Virginia Symphony are excluded from this deal.
World-class talent traverses the Ferguson Center's elegant stages, providing a variety of entertainment for patrons of all artistic persuasions. Dust off your theater-going monocle and specially padded applause gloves and snag a seat in zones two or three at one of the Center's upcoming shows. Classical types can fill ear-bellies with the melodic sounds of Opole–The Philharmonic of Poland as they serenade with the songs of Strauss and Mozart ($42–$52). The high-octane musicians of Drumline Live drop heart-pounding beats melding brass and hip-hop ($29–$34), and the delicate dancework of the Russian Ballet's Romeo & Juliet tells the timeless tale with a grace to rival swans accepting compliments ($22–$37).
This wheelchair-accessible venue works to facilitate all theater-goers' enjoyment, with large-print playbills, sign-language interpretation, and other services for the hearing or visually impaired available upon request. Beyond hosting performances, the Ferguson Center also administers community-fostering programs such as Arts for All, an initiative striving to bring the arts to at-risk youth.