Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's GrouponLive deal: for $50, you get $100 worth of theater tickets at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News. This deal applies to select shows through December 5.
World-class talent traverses the Ferguson Center's elegant stages, providing a variety of entertainment options for patrons of all artistic persuasions. Attendees can dust off their theater-going monocles and specially padded applause gloves before snagging a seat in zone two or three at one of the center's upcoming shows. Larry the Cable Guy ($52–$82) kicks off the schedule on September 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in his signature “Git-R-Done” fashion, generating blue-collar laughs courtesy of the liquefied denim coursing through his veins. Nostalgic types can relive the golden age of mop tops on October 7 at 8 p.m. with The Fab Faux ($39–$79), a star-studded Beatles cover band whose set boasts a performance of Let It Be in its entirety. The State Choir of Russia ($22–$37, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.) and the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China ($22–$42, November 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) make their nation proud with pitch-perfect chamber music and high-flying theatrics that capture the attention of audience members like CGI videos of their cars being pushed off a cliff.
This wheelchair-accessible, 1,700-seat venue works to facilitate all theatergoers' enjoyment, with large-print playbills, sign-language interpretation, and other services for the hearing or visually impaired available upon request. Beyond hosting performances, the Ferguson Center also administers community-fostering programs such as Arts for All, an initiative striving to bring the arts to at-risk youth.