Though it prohibits us from bench-pressing cars, gravity is the best thing for getting water out of the sky and the only thing keeping football stadiums from floating away. Watch professionals resist the force with today's GrouponLive deal: for $18, you get one ticket for orchestra seating in rows S–GG to see Cirque Shanghai at Lynn Auditorium in Lynn on Sunday, January 8, at 3 p.m. (a $37 value). Doors open at 2 p.m.
Cirque Shanghai's masters of marvel generate involuntary oohs and aahs with a visual spectacle that combines breathtaking Chinese acrobatics with nonstop action. Throughout the heart-pumping production, contemporary staging provides a fantastical framework for the talented troupe of tumblers, who channel more than 2,000 years of Chinese tradition to coax wide-eyed wonder from modern-day audiences. Guests of all ages somersault to the edge of their seats as costumed acrobats soar through the air, dive through hoops, and contort limbs into the PIN numbers of rival performers. The gripping revelry unfolds on a stage that boasts more than 60 years of history, which includes appearances by headliners such as Kansas, Foreigner, and Bill Cosby's favorite sweater from 1992.
As eventgoers perch under the stately domed ceiling inside Lynn Auditorium, they can take in a show against an elegant red-curtain backdrop and sleek wooden accents. The distinguished interior of the event center augments the caliber of performances available in the form of concerts and holiday specials such as Kenny Rogers and The Vienna Boys Choir. The entertainment unfolds amid newly renovated elements such as updated seating and high-tech lighting that’s capable of illuminating the next line in an actor’s head.
3 City Hall Sq.
Lynn, Massachusetts 01901