Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an under-seat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what’s on stage instead with today’s GrouponLive deal for a holiday show at the Akron Civic Theatre. Doors open one hour before each showtime. Choose from the following shows:
- For $5, you get one general-admission ticket to Christmas Under the Stars with Helen Welch on Saturday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get one front-orchestra ticket to see Ryan Humbert: 3rd Annual Holiday Blowout on Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m. (a $20 value).
- For $12, you get one rear-orchestra ticket to Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas on Tuesday, December 20, at 7 p.m. (a $25 value).<p>
The Akron Civic Theatre ushers audiences into the holiday season with a trio of spirited performances. On December 10, rock and soul enthusiasts can jam to the tunes of the Ryan Humbert Band during its third annual benefit concert, stuffed with originals, adored Christmas classics, and favorite infomercial jingles to raise funds for the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank. For a holiday spectacle that doesn’t involve a dog dressed as Santa, concertgoers can opt to catch the Christmas Under the Stars show to hear holiday favorites belted out by witty British singer Helen Welch alongside local Miller South and ETC show choirs. Alternatively, Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas splits sides by transporting viewers back to 1959, where the ladies’ preparation for a Sunday school Christmas program lands them amid a nonstop lineup of amusing situations and surprises.
Designed in 1929 by theater architect John Eberson, the Akron Civic Theatre is a cultural landmark that nurtures a wide array of family-friendly entertainment. The auditorium showcases elaborate, Moorish-influenced décor with Italian alabaster statues and a ceiling that reproduces a twinkling, star-lit sky complete with tiny meteorite strikes.