Moving one's body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running from the sound of lightning or inventing a telephone. Watch the pros dial up new moves with this GrouponLive deal to see Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory at the Ohio Theatre. For $15, you get one G-Pass for floor, loge, or balcony seating on Saturday, October 20, at 3 p.m. (up to a $42.20 value, including all fees). Doors open at 2 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The performers of Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory blend the surprisingly similar worlds of mechanics and acrobatics in a spectacle lauded by the New York Times as “exceptional, evocative, and engrossingly entertaining.” Set in a widget factory in 1930s America, the show unleashes a fleet of dancers who execute stunning physical feats with industrial objects, whether they’re spinning metal hoops on each arm and leg or balancing on a stack of tin cans.
Built in the vaudeville heyday of the 1920s, the Spanish-Baroque masterpiece that is the Ohio Theatre beckons a wealth of performances to its sprawling, historical stage. Audience members can immerse themselves in concerts by folk singer-songwriters Suzanne Vega and Aimee Mann, ring in the holiday season with A Christmas Carol, or catch America’s Got Talent Live, which features a rousing tap-dance number by the Statue of Liberty.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The oldest surviving theater in central Ohio, the fin de siècle elegance of the Southern Theatre's jewel-box auditorium transports audiences back to the days of vaudeville antics and silver-screen spectacle. Built in 1896 to state-of-the-art standards, the theater's bandshellesque proscenium bucked architectural norms to funnel sound into the seats. Its 204 light bulbs required that the theater generate its own electricity for years, until scientists figured out that nobody needed to worry about that stuff.