Alfred Hitchcock once said, "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out," which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today's GrouponLive deal: for $29, you get two tickets to see the GTA Pantomime’s Cinderella at The Meeting House in Oakville (a $58 value). The performance runs from December 16 through 18 and December 27 through 31, with matinee and evening shows available. Click here for a complete list of available performances. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Groupon holders will be assigned seats in section L1 or L3.
In its inaugural season, GTA Pantomime brings the British holiday tradition of pantomime to Toronto, delighting audiences with an animated, comedic performance style that encourages them to demolish the fourth wall with guffaws, boos, and shouts. As Cinderella's wicked stepsisters—played by a pair of men—attempt to thwart her burgeoning romance with Prince Charming, a benevolent fairy godmother rushes to her aid with a magical copy of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. To enliven the rags-to-riches plot, the company peppers the script with comic asides and festoons the stage with brilliant sets. A tragic-comic narrator directly addresses audiences between the action, and the cast craftily walks the line between heartfelt fairy tale and parody, pleasing all age groups and anyone wearing a whoopee cushion as a crown.