Acrobats are master criminals of the scientific world, constantly breaking the laws of gravity and cartwheeling into biology classrooms to steal Bunsen burners. Watch sprightly malefactors in action with today's GrouponLive deal: for $46, you get two tickets to see the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China, presented by Music Worcester at Mechanics Hall on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m. (up to a $92 value). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Groupon buyers will be seated in the main floor or balcony of the yellow sections on the seating chart. Seats are assigned when they are reserved over the phone on a first-come, first-served basis.
As part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival, the National Acrobats of the People's Republic of China challenge audience belief with gravity-defying stunts that blend traditional Chinese acrobatics with modern moves. The 16-act program includes such dazzling pieces as the Grand Pagoda of Bowls—winner of the prestigious Circus Festival of Monte Carlo Golden Clown Award—with performers catching bowls of exploding Froot Loops with their feet and flinging one another onto three-person towers. Marvel at the elaborate tumbling and onstage asteroid dodging of Flying Meteors or the human pretzelry of contortionist act Crystal of White Snow. The performers execute their stunning physical feats within the Renaissance Revival–style confines of Mechanics Hall. Adorned with ornate details such as Corinthian columns and three-tiered chandeliers, the theater's architecture gives audiences something to gaze at during intermission besides their own Sharpie-drawn wristwatches.
Though Music Worcester offers student tickets for $20, this Groupon offers the best deal available for most customers.
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