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 to see Chicago, part of the Broadway at Heinz Hall series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. For $36, you get one ticket for seating in center-orchestra rows E–Z or grand-tier rows C–T on Sunday, November 11, at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $65 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Chicago dazzles with cool jazz, cold crimes, and dry humor performed by a talented cast. Broadway beauty Roxie Hart attempts to spin murder into fame and a plate into shattered porcelain in this satirical tale on the seductive powers of corruption. The music and lyrics, constructed by famed tunesmiths John Kander and Fred Ebb, rollick across stage with glitzy costumes and sultry dances inspired by original Chicago choreographer Bob Fosse.
The tale was ripped from the headlines at the time the original play was written at the height of Prohibition, and it's been in constant performance since its Broadway adaptation in 1975. Brassy voices clamor in replication of courtroom sophistry and a sensationalistic media storm as a bevy of murderous women strut their stuff in instantly recognizable songs such as "All That Jazz" and the cheekily sinister "Cell Block Tango."
Please note that the Pittsburgh Symphony does not perform in this Broadway show
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1896, and its reputation was as big as its sound right from the start. Andrew Carnegie was an early backer, and reportedly claimed that it was the best orchestra in the country. More than a century later, it still enjoys its status as a nationally renowned organization. And the PSO continues to take pride in its acclaim—perhaps expanding on Carnegie's earlier view, current Music Director Manfred Honeck called the company "one of the world's finest orchestras."
The long-lived PSO makes its home in an equally historic venue. Converted from an opulent movie palace in 1971, when Americans swore off movies in favor of high culture, Heinz Hall proves itself an exceptional music venue. Fine acoustics please the ears, while eyes take in glittering chandeliers and glints of gold leaf.