Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see an outdoor performance of the musical Music in the Air presented by Music by the Lake at Ferro Pavilion on Sunday, July 22, at 4 p.m. Choose between two options:
- For $10 you get one ticket for general-admission seating (a $20 value).
- For $15, you get one ticket for reserved orchestra seating (a $30 value).
The nearby waters of Lake Geneva crawl upon a picturesque shoreline, and the nostalgic strains of early American musical theater can be heard echoing throughout Ferro Pavilion during Music in the Air. Penned by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, this musical tells the tale of a young, rural family that ventures into a crowded city to try its hand at succeeding in the cutthroat theater world. Amid the town's rustle and bustle, the family meets a pair of theater veterans that underhandedly promise them fame, fortune, and a piggy bank filled with gold chocolate coins. When Music in the Air premiered in New York in the 1930s, Kern and Hammerstein II had bridged the gap between traditional operettas and the spectacle of Broadway musicals. Songs such as “I’ve Told Ev’ry Little Star” and “The Song Is You” endear audiences to the talented cast with the help of robust orchestrations written by Robert Russell Bennett.
Built in 2008, Ferro Pavilion uses its natural surroundings to bring its seasonal audience an experience of outdoor entertainment more exceptional than the tired magic shows squirrels perform. Mature trees sway overhead, and the terrace section curves along the theater’s edge for fine views of both the stage and the lake’s waters, which peek through the leaves.