Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Witness truly dramatic close-ups with this GrouponLive deal to see Maine State Music Theatre's production of A Chorus Line at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick. For $18, you get a $36 credit good toward one seat. Tickets run from $36 for senior matinee seating in the super saver section to $59 for evening orchestra, box, or grand-tier seating. Performances run from Wednesday, June 6, to Saturday, June 23, with matinees beginning at 2 p.m. and evening performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. View the full schedule of performances here.
Boasting an impressive slate of Broadway-bound performers, Maine State Music Theatre's top-notch displays of timeless musical-theater performances have delighted show-goers for more than half a century. When it premiered in 1975, A Chorus Line wowed audiences with its inventive reflection on Broadway, earning nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. Played on a bare stage, the musical follows a group of dancers as they audition for a Broadway show, knowing that of the 17 who survive the process's first cut, only eight will be cast, and the other nine are fed to the producer's pet chinchillas. Between energetic dancing and tunes such as "I Hope I Get It" and "What I Did for Love," the hopefuls reveal their troubled pasts and vie for the director's approval.