The first films to incorporate sound were known as “talkies,” just as the word “walkies” was applied to the first plays not starring cardboard actors. Celebrate theatrical innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one ticket to see Santa’s Special Delivery, presented by the Encore Theatrical Arts Project, at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre in Annandale, Virginia (up to a $21 value). Groupon customers will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis in the balcony, orchestra-left, or orchestra-right sections. Choose from the following performances:
- Saturday, December 10, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, December 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 17, at 8 p.m.<p>
Founded in 1996, the Encore Theatrical Arts Project shifts the spotlight onto budding performers ages 9–18 who stage two original shows each season and have embarked on overseas tours to captivate international audiences. This Christmas season, the nonprofit organization celebrates its 16th-anniversary production by dazzling viewers young and old with its annual, Broadway-style holiday musical. From the illuminated boroughs of New York to the North Pole’s reindeer off-track betting joints, Santa’s Special Delivery enchants viewers with a globetrotting tale bursting with cheerful songs, stunning choreography, and humorous surprises. Intricate stage designs provide fantastical backdrops to each scene, and elaborate costumes and cameos from the community’s most fleet-footed shopping-mall Santas infuse the show with extra doses of Yuletide cheer.
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, Virginia 22003