Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone flub a line or deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Witness truly dramatic close-ups with this GrouponLive deal to see A Christmas Carol at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric on Sunday, December 16, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $17, you get one ticket for best-available seating in the back of the balcony (up to a $28.05 value, including all fees).
- For $23, you get one ticket for best-available seating in the front of the balcony (up to a $38.30 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for best-available seating in the orchestra or dress circle (up to a $49.60 value, including all fees).
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric stages its adaptation of Dickens's classic morality tale with a multigenerational cast that brings an array of characters to life. As the light is drawn from the intimate theater's ceiling, audience members slowly slip into a Victorian parlor, where a family congregates to enjoy the holiday classic over a boiling cauldron of eggnog. With Bob Cratchit toiling away on Christmas Eve in Ebenezer Scrooge's office, spectators will abhor the miserly old man whose surname has entered the Yuletide lexicon. The theater's passions will sway, however, after three ghosts visit Mr. Scrooge to teach him the true meaning of the holiday. Eerie lights wash over the stage and ominous groans rumble through the room as the production team's special effects spotlight the supernatural. At the end of the production, audience members, like Scrooge, will find a new appreciation for life, their fellow man, and the strong moral fiber of chains.
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
The Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric has a deep history that stretches back to the 1890s, when frequent polkas filled the air on summer evenings and the walls were decked out in beer-garden fashion. Throughout the following century, acts ranging from demonstrations of electric cooking to performances by Ella Fitzgerald and Robin Williams have inspired awe and given cause for recent restoration.