Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce “gnocchi.” Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see Lend Me a Tenor at Bridgeport Theatre Company. For $23, you get two tickets to Lend Me a Tenor (up to a $46 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 5 p.m.
- Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, March 25, at 5 p.m.<p>
Seven-time Tony nominee Lend Me a Tenor chronicles the screwball misadventures of renowned yet aging singer Tito Morelli as he visits the Cleveland Grand Opera Company to reprise the title role in Othello. Madcap twists unfold in true farcical fashion on a stage dotted with five constantly opening and closing doors, as the audience guffaws at colorful characters such as Tito’s jealous wife, a manipulative impresario, and the wilting singer himself.
After his daytime gig as a financial planner in Manhattan, Eli Newsom returns to his theatrical roots as artistic director of Bridgeport Theatre Company, a nonprofit founded by a band of Connecticut-based artists in 2010. Eli harnesses more than 15 years of performing and teaching expertise into each season’s productions, which range from acclaimed dramatic fare to beloved musicals. The company’s ace staffers strive to cast all local actors and designers to bring each script to life, and the BTC New Works program annually highlights the work of local playwrights, actors, and directors. In addition to its local cast and crew, each production depends on the aid of 25–50 volunteers, who can lend a hand on countless tasks such as set construction, ushering, and haunting the theater dressed in a phantom costume.