Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there's nothing a fake British accent can't fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today's GrouponLive deal: for $13, you get one general-admission ticket to any performance of New Venture Theatre's production of Once on This Island at Independence Park Theatre (a $26 value, including all fees). Performances run Thursday–Sunday through November 13.
New Venture Theatre throws abundant energy and breathless song-and-dance numbers into its production of Once on This Island, a Caribbean adaptation of The Little Mermaid that garnered eight Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical and Best Score, during its Broadway run. Fueled by soulful, rhythmic musicality, the kaleidoscopic performance spotlights long-distance lovers as they fight to overcome unequal social ranks, dissimilar backgrounds, and opposite views of the Sopranos finale. Vengeful island deities add fantastical flair to the story, which weaves universal themes such as prejudice, hatred, and death into its plot.
7800 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806