Theater challenges audiences by blending the real and the imaginary, much like a neighbor who accuses you of giving her goiters with your brain. Enhance reality with this GrouponLive deal to see Scrooge: The Musical at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in rows L–R of the center section, or rows L–U of the left and right sections (up to a $43.50 value, including all fees). The production runs from November 16 through December 9, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Doors open 1 hour before showtime.
Charles Dickens's classic holiday page-turner, A Christmas Carol, leaps from its binding onto the stage in Scrooge: The Musical, a melodic revamp of the Yuletide classic. Since 1843, the story of Ebenezer Scrooge's struggle with clinical skinflint has inflated generations with the spirit of giving and respect for moralizing poltergeists. A cast of locally harvested thespians and broad-ranged crooners bring the iconic characters to life, including favorites such as Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Time-Space Continua. Leslie Bricusse adapted the script in 1992 from his own celebrated film, with the festive tunes “Father Christmas” and “December the Twenty-Fifth” showcasing the songwriting prowess that earned him a Grammy and two Academy Awards throughout his career.
Though Scrooge: The Musical sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park
Originally founded as the Civic Light Opera, Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park has produced over 150 musical productions and provided theatre education for over 35 years. The company has gradually regrown its roots to take on American musicals both classic and esoteric. Located at scenic, 350-acre Magnuson Park, which sits along the shoreline of Lake Washington, Seattle Musical Theatre is spacious, with 400 seats, and has ample free parking available. In its 35 seasons, the company has premiered a number of shows in the northwest, including rarely seen productions such as 110 in the Shade.