Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound, presented by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando’s Center Players at the Roth JCC’s Harriett & Hymen Lake Cultural Auditorium in Maitland. Choose between the following ticket options:
- For $7, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $15 value).
- For $12, you get one Patron ticket (a $25 value), which includes:
- Seating in the first three rows
- A complimentary beverage and snack<p>
For each option, choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 4, at 2 p.m.
- Monday, December 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, December 11, at 2 p.m.<p>
For more than 30 years, the all-volunteer Center Players have woven theatrical magic around audiences of all ages. The capstone of Neil Simon’s Eugene Trilogy, Broadway Bound follows two brothers striving to cement careers as radio and TV writers while dealing with their father’s adultery, their parents’ divorce, and the fact that hundreds of people appear to be watching them from somewhere in a darkened auditorium. One of Simon’s most mature plays, the script mixes domestic drama with heartfelt humor in the form of the brothers’ curmudgeonly, socialist grandfather. Guests opting for Patron tickets can sip on drinks and munch on provided snacks, upping blood sugar in preparation for triumphant stage rushes after particularly rousing monologues.
Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando was founded to give those who share the Jewish tradition a communal setting in which to exercise, play, and learn with one another. Between them, the two locations boast full fitness facilities, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Group exercise classes and a gymnasium aid adults in acquiring fitter bodies, and sports leagues provide a venue for grownups to compete and ceremoniously dump sports drinks on each other. The center also puts on its own full-blown theatrical productions.
The center’s staff tailors certain events to the needs of senior citizens, helping them with exercise regimes such as yoga. Staff members also assist the Senior Nite club in organizing trips to new restaurants or the theater and help pintsize guests by helming a preschool, kids' camps, and extracurricular programs. Staffers can even pick up youngsters from school and ferry them to one of the facilities for afterschool development programs, which, like backyard mazes, are designed by the child’s parents to challenge young ones.