Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Hadestown by Anaïs Mitchell and the Hadestown Orchestra at The Arden Theatre in St. Albert. For $39, you get two general-admission tickets (a $64 value before fees, or up to a $77.20 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Choose between the following performances:
- Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Hadestown filters the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the anachronistic imagination and emotionally immediate voice of singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and her seven-piece orchestra. In this version, the titular pair descend into the underworld not because of supernatural meddling or because Eurydice dropped her cell phone down a hole, but because Mr. Hades’ gold-mining town seems to offer a darkly shining road out of their poverty. The work first reached a broad audience as a critically acclaimed 2010 album that built what Paste Magazine called “wondrous ensemble singing” from famous voices including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and Ani DiFranco.
Live onstage, performers harmonize and emote amid a sepia-tinted visual vocabulary that borrows from both the Depression-era past and a post-apocalyptic future. A tin-can alley’s worth of rustically inclined Canadians helps bring the show to The Arden, including Alberta six-string ace John Rutherford and Toronto chanteuse Charlotte Cornfield.