- $12 for one G-Pass to see Bye Bye Birdie, this year’s Akron all-city musical (up to $24.25 value)
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: front orchestra
- Door time: one hour before show time
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click to see the seating chart.
- Saturday, June 14, at 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Bye Bye Birdie
One of the most endearing Broadway hits of the 1960s, Bye Bye Birdie follows a no-good, duty-shirking rock star, and the agent tasked with not just reeling him in, but making him big. Famous performer Conway Birdie has been drafted into the army, and agent Albert Peterson can’t decide if he should be glad to be rid of him or instead be mourning the loss of his cash cow. Fortunately, Albert’s secretary (and sweetheart) Rosie Alvarez pipes up with an idea—get Birdie to sing Albert’s newest song on the Ed Sullivan Show, and, to sweeten the publicity pot, give one lucky fan a goodbye kiss before he ships out overseas. That lucky fan turns out to be 15-year-old Kim MacAfee, who happens to already have a boyfriend and a ladle she practices smooching on. Add in Kim’s well-meaning but clueless parents, Albert’s overbearing mother, and a national performance on live TV, and you’ve got a recipe for hilarious disaster and entertaining theater. Bye Bye Birdie has contributed some of the nation’s favorite songs, including “What Did I Ever See in Him?,” “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” and “Put On a Happy Face,” which was featured prominently in the The Silence of the Lambs.
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock ‘n’ roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.