Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal.
- $17 for one ticket to A Musical Cooking Lesson with the Calamari Sisters (up to a $34.24 value)
- Where: The Newton Theatre
- Seating: orchestra or balcony
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 22, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, June 23, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.<p>
A Musical Cooking Lesson with the Calamari Sisters
When Uncle JoJo died, Delphine and Carmela Calamari knew exactly what to do with their inheritance: use it to ensure they finally became the public-access cable stars they were always meant to be. Thus, the Calamari sisters’ Mangia Italiano was born, a cooking show displaying both their musical talents and their prowess with giant plates of pasta. Actors Stephen Smith and Jay Falzone throw their hearts and wigs into the roles Delphine and Carmela, bringing to life the sisters’ culinary skills, fierce loyalty to each other, even fiercer competitive nature, and angelic baritone voices. Spouting silliness and one-liners, the duo croons beloved Italian favorites such as “That’s Amore,” “Mambo Italiano,” and “Volare” while concocting dishes and tickling the funny bones of audience members.
The Newton Theatre
Upon its opening in 1924, the Newton Theatre beamed with a handsome colonial exterior, delicate stonework, and a façade glittering with 180 electric lights. Despite all this, the owners felt it most important to emphasize its steel load-bearing columns, declaring the building "the safest type known to modern engineering science" and “kind of like a castle, but, you know, without all the dungeons.” That sensible, utilitarian attitude has served the venue well ever since. The Newton found success as a movie theater for decades, then briefly closed in 2010, only to reopen in 2011 as a music venue with a sold out performance by Todd Rundgren.