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 at the City Theatre. For $45, you get one ticket for center-section seating (up to an $76.15 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
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 Awards nomination.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The intimate venue known today as City Theatre opened its doors in 1993 as the Second City Detroit. Renamed in 2004, the space still hews to the comedy troupe’s mission with a packed schedule of thigh-slapping theatrical performances. The stage is located inside the Hockeytown Café, where the entertainment is supplemented by a menu of beer, buffalo wings, and deep-fried pucks.