Until the advent of musicals, breaking into song was only publically acceptable after a victorious battle or accidentally ingesting a boombox. Avoid AA battery heartburn with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $37, you get one ticket to see The York Theatre Company’s production of Ionescopade: A Musical Vaudeville (up to a $73.50 value). Doors open an hour prior to showtime. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Tuesday, January 24, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 25, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, January 26, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, January 27, at 8 p.m.<p>
The York Theatre Company cherishes the art form of the musical by producing imaginative works and unearthing buried theatrical treasures to amaze modern audiences. January ripens with imaginative laughs and unhinged madness in Ionescopade: A Musical Vaudeville, a whirlwind tour through the mind of famous absurdist playwright Eugène Ionesco with music and lyrics by Mildred Kayden. Known for boggling farces such as The Bald Soprano and Rhinoceros, Ionesco’s plays are beloved for broiling high-brow philosophical musings inside a whoopee-cushion oven. For Ionescopade, a cast of ambidextrous actors extracts laugher from the amber of Ionesco’s scripts in a show boiling over with song, dance, satire, and egregious pantomime. The York Theatre Company’s intimate setting immerses audiences into Ionesco’s world, allowing them to hear every tick of comic timing and savor every sordid character without having to bug their costumes.