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 to see Iowa City Community Theatre’s production of Gigi at the Englert Civic Theatre. For $24, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $48.80 value, including all fees). Choose between the following performances:
- Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.<p>
The ebullient volunteer performers of the Iowa City Community Theatre have cultivated creativity and entertained audiences for more than half a century. Extracted from Colette’s novel and the 1959 motion picture of the same name, Gigi shuttles theatergoers back to early-1900s Paris, when elegance oozed from city streets and an infamous apple seed sprouted into the Eiffel Tower. Patrons succumb to irrepressible toe tapping as the play’s stars pirouette through classic tunes—including the solemn, inspirational hymn “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”—arranged by Lerner and Loewe, the masters of melody behind My Fair Lady and Camelot. While memories shared between two lovers unfurl on stage, the Englert Civic Theatre drapes each performance in a century-long history that has seen a disastrous fire, time spent as a movie house, and a modern renovation into today’s gracefully curving display space for local and national talent.
221 E Washington St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240