Before people learned to tiptoe around, everybody always knew exactly who was sneaking the pizza from the fridge at night. Appreciate even more skills of the pointed foot with today's GrouponLive deal: for $42, you get two orchestra-level tickets to Moscow Festival Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty at Garde Arts Center in New London on Saturday, January 7, at 7:30 p.m. (an $84 value).
Since 1989, the skilled dancers of the Moscow Festival Ballet have enchanted audiences with their superb choreography and performances deeply rooted in the Russian ballet tradition. Created in 1890 by choreographer Marius Petipa, The Sleeping Beauty is a light-hearted fantasy told in three acts about a dormant princess who is awakened after 100 years by a prince’s reaction to her morning breath. Set to a classic score composed by Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty immerses audiences with lavish set designs, elaborate costumes, and toe-heavy dance moves.
Garde Arts Center
A crimson curtain rises to unveil the operas, nationally touring musicals, children's shows, and films that pass under the historic movie palace's gilded ceiling. Originally built in 1926 as a home for vaudeville performances and motion pictures, the grand venue has survived more than eight decades with the help of The Garde Arts Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that formed in 1985 to both preserve the building and pursue its mission "to engage, enrich, entertain, and inspire the region of Greater New London." Today, the center stages a slew of performances and events that keep guests on the edges of all 1,472 seats.