He who laughs last laughs best, unless he doesn’t finish laughing before the funeral starts. Empty your chuckle reservoirs in an appropriate setting with today’s GrouponLive deal to The Off Broadway Theatre. Choose between the following options:
- For $16, you get two tickets to see one of the following plays (up to a $32 value):
- Forever Dead, running Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. through October 27.
Dracula vs. Jekyll and Hyde, running Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through October 29.<p>
- For $11, you get two tickets to any Laughing Stock improv comedy show on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (when other plays are not scheduled) or 10 p.m. (up to a $22 value).<p>
The Off Broadway Theatre brings Halloween-themed parodies and unpredictable improv shows to life on its intimate stage, entertaining patrons with a family-friendly smorgasbord of comedic performances. A farcical yarn about four monsters stuck in earthly limbo, Forever Dead enacts sweet revenge on Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, the Wolfman, and the Mummy for centuries of reckless fear mongering. Much to their shared chagrin, the quartet discovers that they are cursed to roam the halls of the Off Broadway Theatre for eternity, prompting them to try and reverse their fate through a series of song-and-dance numbers and by bribing the ushers with candy corn. The theatrical tricks and treats continue in Dracula vs. Jekyll and Hyde, a murder mystery in which two of literature’s most beloved malefactors go fangs to snout in a struggle that will have spectators laughing, screaming, and switching personalities in equal measure.
One of Utah’s longest-running improv shows, Laughing Stock hurls its unscripted funniness at audience members, taking suggestions from them before spinning out extemporaneous bits, sketches, and State of the Union addresses. Call ahead to reserve tickets for sidesplitting theater, which is always better than pants-splitting theater.
The Off Broadway Theatre
The name doesn't lie—located in Salt Lake City, The Off Broadway Theatre is about as far from The Great White Way as you can get. But geography hasn't stopped the space from staging New York-caliber classic musicals and original comedies for nearly 20 years. The auditorium rings with laughter during beloved productions such as Little Shop of Horrors and The Pirates of Penzance, and house-written parodies including The Adventures of Sheer-Luck Homes and Snotson , The X-Mas Men, and Dracula vs. any number of monsters once portrayed by Boris Karloff. Audience members get the chance to join in on the hilarity during interactive sets from the resident jokesters of the Laughing Stock Comedy Troupe.