Contrary to popular belief, all the world is not a stage—sometimes people just say things to get attention. See an actual stage with this GrouponLive deal to see The Boy Friend, presented by Grand Canyon University at Ethington Theatre. For $12, you get two tickets for general-admission seating in the left or right section of the theater (a $24 value). Choose from the following shows:
- Saturday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m.<p>
Set in the French Riviera during the booming 1920s, The Boy Friend weaves the charming tale of Polly, a girls’ finishing-school student looking for love. Written in 1953, the show’s golden-age musical numbers tickle ears with upbeat tunes while Polly deals with being the only girl at her posh school without a boyfriend, falls in love with a poor delivery boy, and reconciles her feelings with her prominent social position. Grand Canyon University’s theater students involve themselves with every aspect of the production, from constructing a beautiful set to diving into full-scale song-and-dance sequences that bring the glee of the Roaring Twenties pastiche to sequined-and-fringed life. Ethington Theatre’s cozy 311-seat, zero-trapdoor space encourages an immediate connection between the audience and actors.
Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University’s theater students involve themselves in every aspect of each production, from acting, directing, and lighting to set construction. The university hosts its performances in the 311-seat Ethington Theatre, whose intimate space brings audiences close enough to hear every whispered dialogue exchange and see the puppet strings attached to every actor’s limbs.