Acrobats first show their potential as tots on the playground, where they dangle upside down on the monkey bars and use their unicycles to cut in line for the swings. See a lifetime’s worth of talent with this GrouponLive deal to The Peking Acrobats at Comerica Theatre on Friday, January 18, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For $25, you get one G-Pass for main-floor seating in rows 26–35 of section 2 or 6; rows 24–35 of section 3 or 5; or rows 25–32 of section 4 (up to a $50.50 value, including all fees). 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 Peking Acrobats soar into the Comerica Theatre prepared to astound audiences with gravity-defying stunts and spellbinding aerial antics. Since making their Western debut in 1986, the Chinese-based masters of marvel have helped infuse modern culture with their unique, ancient art form, sweeping across major U.S. television networks and swinging through venues worldwide. A live Chinese orchestra accompanies each gasp-worthy step with whimsical measures while colorfully costumed performers balance atop pencil-thin wires, ride elevated cycles, and contort their bodies into the phone numbers of ex-sweethearts. Elaborate stage props add striking visuals to the unfolding spectacle, backing jugglers and gymnasts with surprising twists throughout the show. <iframe width="450" height="243" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Fxc30E3Hzwo" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen="allowFullScreen"></iframe>
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.
Clean angles and an uncluttered aesthetic give the auditorium at Comerica Theatre a refreshing air of minimalism. No columns, chandeliers, or giant neon cowboys distract from the stage, which has hosted such celebrities as Harry Connick Jr., Jerry Seinfeld, George Lopez, and the Blue Collar comedians. Thanks to the facility’s state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, the stage can be reconfigured to suit everything from arena concerts to standup comedy and ballet performances.