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: for $11, you get one ticket for balcony seating at a performance by the Moscow Festival Ballet, presented by the Santa Fe Concert Association, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe (a $23.75 value, including all fees). Choose between the following performances:
- Cinderella on Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Giselle on Friday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.
Built in 1931 as a vaudeville theater, the modern-day, nonprofit incarnation of The Lensic Performing Arts Center delights audiences with year-round performances of dance, film, theater, and more. This February, the 821-seat venue welcomes to its stage the fanciful footwork of the Moscow Festival Ballet, which was forged in 1989 by legendary Russian dancer Sergei Radchenko in an effort to combine elements of classical ballet with the useful anatomy lessons of the hokey pokey. Today’s deal offers theatergoers the chance to experience a visual voyage inside the world of Cinderella, where ornately costumed dancers weave viewers through the beloved fairy tale brimming with mythical transformations and good fortune. Alternatively, Giselle dispenses an equal dose of wonder, flooding eye-ways with the story of a peasant girl who, after dying of a broken heart, returns to save her lover from evil spirits and slow drive-through lines.