Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a multifaceted performance with this GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get one ticket for best-available reserved seating to see Tin Pan Alley at Actors' Temple Theatre (up to a $59.50 value, including the facility fee). This deal is valid for any Saturday or Sunday performance between June 1 and July 1.
Some songs—“Yankee Doodle Dandy" and “It Had to Be You,” for instance—are so indelibly marked on the national consciousness that most Americans believe they were an addendum to the Constitution. In Tin Pan Alley, a small cast of Broadway veterans clad in crackerjack period-wear belt out about 40 turn-of-the-century standbys, including “Give My Regards to Broadway,” “Maple Leaf Rag,” and “Let Me Sing and I'm Happy.” Some, such as “Alexander's Ragtime Band,” speak of the hustling hullabaloo of the early century when the good times seemed unstoppable, and others touch on the darker times of the Great War.
The loving homage was conceived, directed, and choreographed by Gene Castle, who began his Broadway career in 1959 playing a newsboy in Gypsy. Castle is joined on stage by legendary Broadway star Loni Ackerman, whose resume includes Grizabella in Cats, the title role in Evita, and a part in George M!, another revue of early 20th-century stage songs. Brad Bradley has been seen in Billy Elliot, Spamalot, and Annie Get Your Gun, and up-and-comer Karla Shook has portrayed Maria in The Sound of Music and Marian Paroo in The Music Man, among many other roles at the Mac-Haydn Theatre in Chatham.
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