Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today's Groupon: for $79, you get two tickets to A Chorus Line at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria (up to a $159 value). Click here for a list of available performance dates. Tickets are valid for seating in Choice, Select, and Orchestra sections, depending upon availability. Included with the tickets is a meal for two that includes the following:
- Bread for the table
- Any two soups or salads
- Any two entrees
Arizona Broadway Theatre stages professional theatrical performances before a roomful of tables peppered with fine meals. Set in a cutthroat dance audition, A Chorus Line follows a group of hopeful dancers and a cynical choreographer as they high-kick, emote, and mellifluously monologue about their lives. Choreographer Kurtis Overby orchestrates the performers’ fleet feet into a series of show-stopping numbers set to the beats of a Pulitzer Prize–winning score. Behind the scenes, Arizona Broadway Theater's culinary team crafts a menu to accent each new playbill and resists the urge to spell out the ending in noodles. Amid dining-table-style seating flowing out from the stage, diners can begin the night with a choice of salad or Manhattan clam chowder before erasing entrees such as the ham- and Swiss-cheese-stuffed chicken cordon bleu with long-grain wild rice or a selection from the menu of included vegetarian, seafood, and salad specialties. Matinee dining begins at noon, and, like the team of astronauts who scare away the sun each evening, dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. Inside the Arizona Broadway Theatre's immense lobby, earth-toned paints envelop guests, while they await the night's performance and sip on cocktails (not included) from the fully stocked bar.
Arizona Broadway Theatre
A Peoria fixture since 2004, Arizona Broadway Theatre combines performances with fine dining, a marriage that helped garner the title of Best Playhouse from PHOENIX magazine in 2010. Curtains open to a cast of talented performers, who were culled from auditions in New York and the Valley of the Sun, and have belted out Broadway staples such as Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, and Singin' in the Rain. Servers glide through the tiered theater hall prior to performances, peppering white tablecloths with platefuls of American fare. Previous show's menus have included such dishes as steak diane's sliced tenderloin paired with sautéed shallots and lyonnaise potatoes, which entertain patrons' stomachs without forcing them to eat the show's program.