With the exception of disputed pro-football coin tosses and extreme debate clubs, the stage remains the only venue where arguments are regularly settled with a sword fight. Behold a dramatic settling of differences with this GrouponLive deal to see Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance at the The Palace of Auburn Hills. For $50, you get two tickets for seating on the arena floor in sections A, B, or C on Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. (up to a $100.70 value, including all fees).
For 16 years and across 68 countries, the ensemble of traditional Irish dancers who make up Lord of the Dance have thundered across stages with kicks, taps, and twirls, all while keeping their upper torsos patently still. Its latest tour rolls into The Palace with creator and current artistic director Michael Flatley overseeing the creative aspects and dance director Marie Duffy Pask guiding a lineup of 40 dancers. Jaws drop as dance principal James Keegan storms the stage, showcasing the skills that earned him the distinction of being the youngest lead in the show's history.
Twenty-one scenes tell the ultimate tale of good versus evil as lights shimmer across colorful costumes and a fiddle pierces the rhythmic Celtic drumming that heralds the battle between the Lord of Darkness and the Lord of Dance. Tethered to the show’s dramatic plotline is a romance, proving that love has no bounds, just as teeth marks found in blocks of cheese prove roommates have no shame.