Superstition dictates that instead of wishing actors "good luck," you should tell them to "break a leg" or "stir me with your acting, you beautiful beast." Be moved with this GrouponLive deal to see His Eye is on the Sparrow, presented by Texas Family Musicals at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie. For $14, you get one ticket for best-available seating at the time of redemption (up to a $33 value). Doors for all performances open two hours before showtime. Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Based on the life of pioneering singer and actress Ethel Waters, His Eye is on the Sparrow escorts audiences on a stirring journey of tragedy and hope. Narrated at the end of Waters's life, the one-woman show looks back on the entertainer’s birth in a Philadelphia slum to an indifferent, 13-year-old mother, and her early struggles to find her way out of poverty. Dealing frankly with Waters's hardships, the plot delves into her early abusive marriage, harrowing travels through the Jim Crow South, and battles with weight gain, while also celebrating her triumphs as a popular singer and Academy Award–nominated actress. Punctuated by songs from throughout her career, the show juxtaposes the difficulties of Waters's life with the beauty and power of her voice, building toward an ending that offers a measure of hope as Waters finds peace in religion as a member of Billy Graham's revivals.