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 two opening-night tickets to Starry Night presented by State Street Ballet at the Granada Theatre on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. Seats will be the best available in your section. Tickets for children 12 and younger are regularly $18. Choose from the following options:
- For $28, you get two tickets in section C of the orchestra (up to a $56 value).
- For $38, you get two tickets in section B of the orchestra (up to a $76 value).
- For $53, you get two tickets in section A of the orchestra (up to a $106 value).
State Street Ballet's lithe dancers gracefully pirouette to classical masterpieces during performances modernized with special effects and digital technology. The season's first show, Starry Night, celebrates Vincent van Gogh's art in a multimedia performance that juxtaposes art, music, theater, dance, and text from the post-Impressionist's recovered Twitter feeds. Choreographed by celebrated dancesmith William Soleau, the ballet aims to mimic the flow of oil paint across a canvas through dancers’ movement as videos project a backdrop of collaged paintings and letters. The surfaces of the recently renovated Granada Theatre are also draped with art, from Moorish-inspired geometric patterns on the golden walls to decorative niches imbued with Old World grandeur.
Starry Night’s opening performance is a part of First Thursdays, a festive gathering of local businesses and groups to showcase the downtown cultural scene. Groupon holders can arrive early or blast back in time after the performance to enjoy a preview of dancers warming up onstage (5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.) or head to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to view one of van Gogh's pieces and learn about his life from a knowledgeable docent (6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.).