The Harry Potter series captured the minds of children throughout America, enticing them with magic, a courageous hero, and an inspiring glimpse at the metric system. Celebrate the best of the wizard world with this GrouponLive deal to see Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience: A Parody by Dan and Jeff at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Start by selecting a date and showtime between December 26 and January 6. Next, choose from the following seating options:
- For $36, you get one ticket for seating in the rear of the orchestra section (up to a $51.95 value, including all fees).
- For $56, you get one ticket for seating in the orchestra section (up to a $91.95 value, including all fees).
- For $56, you get one ticket for seating in the center front of the orchestra section, the best location for the "quidditch" game (up to a $111.95 value, including all fees).
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Comedic duo and TV regulars Daniel Clarkson and Jeff Turner take on and take off the immense lexicon of all seven Harry Potter books in a scant 70 minutes during performances of their unofficial parody Potted Potter. Jeff dons the signature glasses and wields the wand of the titular hero, his forehead scar replaced with a hastily scrawled “Harry,” and Dan plays each of the more than 300 other characters. He slips into a muscle suit and devil horns to portray Voldemort, dons a pointed wizard hat to take the role of headmaster Dumbledore, and controls a small puppet for the lovable elf Dobby. The comedy flows not only from the pair’s interpretation of the series and their overactive humor glands but also from their onstage relationship, as resident wizard expert Jeff becomes increasingly frustrated with Dan’s tenuous knowledge of the source material and irresponsible use of the show’s budget. The pair also engages the audience in an interactive game of the wizard sport, quidditch. Potted Potter has earned accolades from the New York Times and Time Out London, as well as a 2012 Olivier Award nomination. With 15 show options starting on December 26, this Groupon makes a great holiday gift for Harry Potter aficionados and muggle families in search of Christmas-break entertainment.
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Anchoring one end of Millennium Park, Harris Theater for Music and Dance continues that landscape of cultural expansion and visual wonderment. The Theater partners with emerging and established performing arts organizations in order to help them build the infrastructure and artistic growth necessary for sustainability. Yet it also acts as a cultural beacon for Chicagoland, drawing in world-renowned performing artists and keeping traveling barbershop quartets from crashing into the shore.