Tiger Lillies

Portage Theater

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In a Nutshell

Grammy-nominated British cult trio melds macabre humor with Brechtian theatrics in their avant-garde cabaret act

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 7, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem 11/7 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Portage Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects The Portage Theater's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 90 minutes before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $9 for one ticket to see Tiger Lillies (up to $17.89 value)
  • When: Friday, November 7, at 9:30 p.m. 
  • Where: The Portage Theater
  • General admission
  • Door time: 8 p.m.
  • Full offer value includes ticketing fees

Tiger Lillies

  • Their specialty: unique avant-garde horror shows that take musical cues from Bavarian folk music, Victorian music halls, and German cabarets
  • Their look: like the creepiest clowns from a Fellini film decided to form a band
  • Their subject matter: morbidly funny (and oddly moving) tales of debauched bums, freaks, and scallywags meeting their fate in grim manners 
  • Notable fans: Robin Williams, Matt Groening, Terry Gilliam, and Marc Almond, who says they’re “Just brilliant and utterly fantastic! You’ll never hear more perverse and twisted as well as haunting and sorrowful songs”
  • Critical acclaim: they earned a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Crossover Album for their collaboration with the Kronos Quartet on The Gorey End, a tribute to surrealist Edwardian author/illustrator Edward Gorey
  • Adding extra flair to the event: a lobby exhibition featuring the works of local artists Victor M. Montanez, Jaime Mendoza, Mynor Paredes, Matthew Christopher, Janet Davis, and Angel Ramos

The Portage Theater

Most theaters in the 1920s were built to showcase vaudeville acts. The Portage Theater, however, was ahead of its time by focusing on film. The silver screen remained its specialty through 2001, when it closed due to dwindling audiences and countless actors leaving Hollywood to pursue animal husbandry. After extensive renovations, it reopened in 2006, this time to showcase a variety of performances—from movies to concerts to special events—and even star in one of its own: it was prominently featured in the mob-era film, Public Enemies.

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