Metaphors for laughter are often surprisingly violent, from busting a gut to splitting your sides to tumbling down the jagged face of Joke Mountain. Break a funny bone with this GrouponLive deal to see Pete 'n' Keely at the Lamb's Players Theatre. For $29, you get one ticket for best-available seating (up to a $60 value). This Groupon is valid for performances on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. See the calendar for available showtimes, which run through March 10.
Beloved singing twosome and former married couple Pete Bartel and Keely Stevens have reunited for one night only, and they're determined to prove what a swell time they're having. Once America's sweethearts, the pair teams up for a 1968 television special, putting their best feet (and songs) forward and their contentious divorce behind them in an effort to revive their flagging careers. A comedic tribute to the performing couples of the mid-20th century, Pete 'n' Keely lets the audience play witness to the duo’s barely disguised battles as they perform excerpts from their Shakespearean Broadway flop, Tony and Cleo, and reinterpret classics such as “This Could Be the Start of Something Big,” “Secret Love,” and “Bésame Mucho” with their sequined flair. Amid their charming, full-throated singing, the duo wages a private war, leaving the audience to wonder—might the flames of combat be fanned by lingering love?
Pete 'n' Keely calls on two award-winning performers to embody the quarrelsome and talented couple. Eileen Bowman, who won a San Diego Critics Circle Award in 2012 for her work in a Lamb's Players production of Guys and Dolls, brings her lush soprano and comedic instincts to the role of Keely, which reunites her with Guys and Dolls director Kerry Meads. A San Diego Critics Circle Award winner himself, Phil Johnson honed his skills on the Broadway stage in Les Misérables, as well as during several nationally touring productions.