Ancient Greeks laid the foundations for contemporary theater by composing the first plays and stealing the first Tony Awards from Mount Olympus. Celebrate theatrical progress with this GrouponLive deal to see Charleston Stage at the Dock’s production of The Wiz at the Historic Dock Street Theatre. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $38 value).
- For $21, you get one ticket for Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $42 value).
- For $21, you get one ticket for Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $42 value).<p>
Since The Wiz premiered on Broadway in 1974, its energetic, soulful reimagining of The Wizard of Oz earned it seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Charleston Stage at the Dock’s rendition of The Wiz takes familiar elements of the original production and pushes the reimagining even further, recasting the Yellow Brick Road as a rhythmically inclined quartet of yellow-suited hip hop dancers, whose body language leads Dorothy and her newfound friends to the Emerald City. The company also infuses life into the infamous swirling tornado, which comprises colorfully costumed singers and dancers that spin and sway to create a breathtaking visual. A full jazz orchestra backs each of the musical’s show-stopping tunes, such as the joyful, funky “Ease on Down the Road” and the spiritual-inspired “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News,” belted out by Crystin Gilmore in the role of Evillene, the Wicked Witch.
The first American building specifically designed for theatrical performances, the Historic Dock Street Theatre has survived the Great Fire of 1740 and the hygiene of John Wilkes Booth’s dad to thrive as Charleston’s premier cultural institution. The venue recently received a $19 million makeover and now sports crystalline acoustics, seismic security, and fresh new seats for stellar views of The Wiz’s charismatic characters and stagehands playing rock-paper-scissors in the wings.