Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Charleston Stage at the Dock’s production of Avenue Q at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. For $21, you get one reserved ticket for seating located house left in rows G–O and house right and center in rows M–O (a $42 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 12, at 3 p.m.<p>
The long-running Broadway hit Avenue Q, winner of the Tony triple crown for Best Musical, Book, and Score in 2004 sheds its New York felt to engross Charleston in a rollicking musical packed with irreverent wit and puppets that say the darndest things. The tale of a recent college grad discovering love and his life’s purpose in a colorful neighborhood of fabricated, fuzzy neighbors, Avenue Q entertains and enlightens with bouncy songs, sassy dialogue, and topical issues such as politics and bedroom mores. A live orchestra supplies the score as New York guest actor Maya Naff and the Charleston Stage’s Resident Acting Company provide human counterparts to the sailor-mouthed carpet rascals. The musical is intended for mature audiences only, or parents training their children for a life of detention.
The first American building specifically designed for theatrical performances, the Historic Dock Street Theatre has survived the Great Fire of 1740 and the hygiene of John Wilkes Booth’s dad to thrive as Charleston’s premier cultural institution. The venue recently received a $19 million makeover and now sports crystalline acoustics, seismic security, and fresh new seats for stellar views of puppet shenanigans and stagehands playing rock-paper-scissors in the wings.