Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with this GrouponLive deal to see Jonathan Pennington Studios’ production of Hairspray The Musical at Cameo Theatre. For $36, you get general admission for two (up to a $72 value, including all fees). The theater regularly offers tickets to students and members of the military for $20 apiece. Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, August 19, at 3:30 p.m.
Doors open one hour before showtime.
The bubbly Technicolor musical Hairspray, which won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Musical, transforms the Cameo Theatre, a historic venue with deep-burgundy walls and gilded columns, into swinging 1960s Baltimore. The musical adaptation of John Waters’s 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.
Though the Cameo Theatre sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.