Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $50, you get $100 worth of theater tickets to Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Center for the Arts, valid through April 22. This deal is good for seating in zones two or three, and can be applied toward the following performances:
- Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra on Friday, February 10, at 8 p.m.
- The Temptations and Russell Thompkins Jr. and the New Stylistics on Saturday, February 11, at 8 p.m.
- The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers on Friday, February 17, at 8 p.m.
- Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis on Monday, February 27, at 8 p.m.
- Moscow Festival Ballet’s Cinderella on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. or Swan Lake on Saturday, March 10, at 8 p.m.
- Bob Newhart with special guest Deana Martin on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- American Big Band on Sunday, March 18, at 3 p.m.
- Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble on Sunday, March 25, at 3 p.m.
- Patti LaBelle on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- Paula Poundstone on Sunday, April 22, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Ferguson Center for the Arts tickles all types of entertainment fancies with comedy acts, ballets, and musical performances. In February, vintage songsters The Temptations ($42) join the Stylistics to douse ears in a deluge of Motown hits, and The All New Original Tribute to the Blues Brothers ($34+) slides onto the stage adorned in porkpie hats, snazzy shades, and crisp suits still steaming from dips in a deep fryer. The world-renowned dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet inaugurate March with graceful renditions of Cinderella ($22+) and Swan Lake ($22+), before a performance by living legend Bob Newhart ($39+) wins over audiences with quick-witted quips accompanied by the soaring vocals of Deana Martin. The month of April brings seasoned songbird Patti LaBelle ($57+) to the stage as she glides through her fourth decade in the spotlight, belting out bluesy ballads and spiritual sonnets that melt hearts and any wax statues hiding in the rafters.
The elegant, 1,700-seat Ferguson Center aims to make all guests comfortable with a full repertoire of accommodations, including wheelchair-accessible seating zones and services for the hearing and visually impaired. To foster artistic growth throughout the community, the venue also provides tickets to children and families of at-risk communities through its Arts for All program.
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