Live theater tends to be more thrilling than film, largely due to the heightened odds of seeing someone deliver a stirring monologue while sitting in your lap. Vicariously live the freewheeling thespian life with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $28, you get one ticket to see Xanadu at the Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick (a $56 value). All performances are held in the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, and orchestra-level seats will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose from the following showtimes:
• Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m.
• Thursday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Boasting an impressive slate of Broadway-bound performers, Maine State Music Theatre's top-notch displays of timeless musical-theater performances have delighted showgoers for more than half a century. Inspired by the 1980s cult-classic film of the same name, Xanadu tells the timeless love story of a man, his muse, and his roller disco. Sincere, yet intrinsically campy, this parody unleashes a glitzy onstage discotheque populated by a roster of tuneful trolley-shoes, each sporting sparkling costumes while belting out memorable hits from the likes of Olivia Newton John and Electric Light Orchestra.
Orchestra-level seats grant guests stunning panoramic views of the dazzling sets, radiant lighting design, and eye-blurring jazz squares pervading each show. The Pickard Theater's air-conditioned environs comfortably ensconce showgoers, and an appetizing array of local restaurants ensures grumbling bellies won't derail performers, dancers, and crewmembers into mid-line flubs.