Ancient singers had no microphones, which meant audiences were quieter, and bringing a pet howler monkey to a performance was twice as irritating. Hoot and holler all you want with this GrouponLive deal to see The Water Coolers, presented by the Lancaster Community Concert Association, at Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster. For $12, you get one ticket for general-admission seating on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. (a $25 value). Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and children 18 and younger receive free admission.
The Lancaster Community Concert Association celebrates 75 years of enriching Fairfield County culture with the musical prowess and comedic flair of The Water Coolers. Belting out original tunes to twinkling piano accompaniment, this quintet of NYC comedians and warblers has been seen individually at such venues as the Comic Strip comedy club and on Broadway in Spamalot and Wicked. Together, the ensemble finds the humor in office work with sharp timing and tunes such as a soulful reworking of “Proud Mary” called “Scrollin’,” which laments the dizzying amount of emails one receives in a day. With new sketches and songs written frequently to keep up with changes in modern life, the funny fivesome strives to create scenes that audiences relate to, such as a frustrating work meeting or a corporate picnic where everyone shows up with the same ambrosia salad.