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. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s GrouponLive deal for one ticket to see Into the Woods at Alliance Theatre, located inside the Woodruff Arts Center. Buyers will receive the best available seats in the prime-orchestra or front-balcony section. Choose from the following options:
• For $24, you get one ticket to the performance on Wednesday, August 31, at 7:30 p.m. (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $53.60 value online, including ticketing fees).
• For $24, you get one ticket to the performance on Thursday, September 1, at 7:30 p.m., plus a complimentary behind-the-scenes tour of the theater (a $45 value before fees, or up to a $53.60 value, including ticketing fees).
• For $29, you get one ticket to the performance on Friday, September 2, at 8 p.m., plus a complimentary behind-the-scenes tour of the theater (a $55 value before fees, or up to a $64.40 value, including ticketing fees).
The Alliance Theatre has staged ghost stories, fairy tales, and beloved Broadway musicals for more than four decades, earning a Regional Theatre Tony Award for its memorable productions. Today’s deal treats guests to a production of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Into the Woods, which explores a whimsical world in which Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and other fairy-tale celebs team up to chase their dreams. Guests will gasp as a man makes a bargain with a witch who needs a red hood and a magic slipper for her latest potion, then giggle at his misadventures as he gathers these items from the forest. “Children Will Listen,” “No One Is Alone,” and other tunes by Stephen Sondheim pepper the story, making it a savory appetizer to a meal of sheet-music salad.
Groupon holders will enjoy prime-orchestra seats in front of the stage or front-balcony seats on the theater’s second level. At the September 1 and 2 shows, attendees can climb onstage for a behind-the-scenes tour, discovering sound consoles, electrical offices, and the invisible force fields that keep the actors from body-surfing through the crowd.