Alfred Hitchcock once said, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out,” which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Hairspray at the Seattle Musical Theatre, located inside the Magnuson Park Community Center Building. The show runs from November 11 to December 11, with Friday and Saturday showtimes at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday showtimes at 2 p.m., as well as a 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, December 8. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get one child, student, or senior ticket (a $35 value).
- For $20, you get one adult ticket (a $40 value).<p>
Seattle Musical Theatre performs its shows in an intimate 400-seat theater in Magnuson Park, paying homage to the grand tradition of the American musical by showcasing local and national talent in a repertoire of tuneful favorites. The bubbly Technicolor musical Hairspray, which won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, transforms the theater into swinging 1960s Baltimore. The musical adaptation of John Waters’ seminal cinematic bonbon, Hairspray tickles cowlicks and bowls over bouffants with its winsome tale of dancing queens, underdogs, and impenetrable ozone layers. Audiences will do the mashed potato in their seats as husky heroine Tracy Turnblad usurps snobbish beauty queens and battles segregation to become an unlikely teen sensation. With its entertaining buffet of romance, eye-popping sets, and irascible Marc Shaiman ditties, Hairspray fills the plates of theater fans with more nourishing laughs and caloric nostalgia than an evening of sharing french toast with Jerry Lewis.
Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park
Originally founded as the Civic Light Opera, Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park has produced over 150 musical productions and provided theatre education for over 35 years. The company has gradually regrown its roots to take on American musicals both classic and esoteric. Located at scenic, 350-acre Magnuson Park, which sits along the shoreline of Lake Washington, Seattle Musical Theatre is spacious, with 400 seats, and has ample free parking available. In its 35 seasons, the company has premiered a number of shows in the northwest, including rarely seen productions such as 110 in the Shade.