Going to the theater lets you take in dramatic scenes at a safe distance, much like listening to your neighbors argue about how to pronounce gnocchi. Hide behind the fourth wall with this GrouponLive deal to see the Bridgeport Theatre Company production of The Music Man at Downtown Cabaret Theatre. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets to the preview performance on Thursday, May 3, at 8 p.m. (a $40 value).
- For $33, you get two tickets to a regular performance, two bags of popcorn, and two nonalcoholic drinks (up to a $66 value). Choose from the following performances:
- Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 6, at 5 p.m.
- Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 13, at 5 p.m.
- Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, May 20, at 5 p.m.<p>
After blindsiding Broadway in 1957 with an astounding 1,375 performances, the Tony Award-winning The Music Man has since become the backbone of America’s musical theater canon. By chronicling the romance and eventual redemption of a charismatic con man, the comedy treats audiences to an uproarious, yet still wholesome, story set to an infectious soundtrack of toe-tapping tunes. Choreographer Lauren Nicole Sherwood’s dazzling dance numbers pair with a booming brass-soaked score helmed by musical director Eli Newsom, all of which coalesce harmoniously under the deft direction of Joel Fenster.
After his daytime gig as a financial planner in Manhattan, Eli Newsom returns to his theatrical roots as artistic director of Bridgeport Theatre Company, a nonprofit founded by a band of Connecticut-based artists in 2010. Eli harnesses more than 15 years of performing and teaching expertise into each season’s productions, which range from acclaimed dramatic fare to beloved musicals. The company’s ace staffers strive to cast all local actors and designers to bring each script to life, and the BTC New Works program annually highlights the work of local playwrights, actors, and directors. In addition to its local cast and crew, each production depends on the aid of 25–50 volunteers, who can lend a hand on countless tasks such as set construction, ushering, and haunting the theater dressed in a phantom costume.