Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn “stage left” at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Urinetown, The Musical, presented by Portland State University’s School of Fine & Performing Arts at Lincoln Hall. Choose from the following options:
For $6, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $12 value) at the preview performance on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
For $12, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $24 value) at your choice of the following performances:
- Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 4, at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Seating will be based on a first-come, first-serve basis.<p>
Urinetown, The Musical, nominated for 10 Tony Awards during its Broadway run, continues Portland State University’s mission to address cultural and social concerns through new and classic theatrical productions. Taking their cues from director Glenn Gauer for the final time, PSU’s troupe of student actors storms the stage to deliver a farcical romp of greed, corruption and rebellion set in a world where water is scarce and high-fives have become a luxury of the rich. Unrestrained armrest drumming sweeps through the theater as the cast belts out measures alongside the play’s hero, who leads a spirited uprising against a villainous company profiting from one of humanity’s most elemental needs. The oldest structure on campus, Lincoln Hall lodges more than a century’s worth of history behind its brick and column exterior, serving as a home to PSU’s thriving arts programs and as a mentor to the university’s younger buildings.
Portland State University offers discounted prices to seniors and students, and the show on Thursday, March 1, is a preview performance with reduced admission.
Lincoln Performance Hall
In a sense, Portland State's Department of Theatre and Film is at the very center of the university. Its stately home, Lincoln Hall, was the first building erected on campus, in 1911. 475 plush seats curve around the stage of Lincoln Performance Hall inside, built with lots of leg room and a steep incline that insures excellent visibility even during plays cast with the tiniest of actors. The theater underwent a total renovation in 2010, and in addition to the visible facelift, backstage improvements now allow the department to mount even more elaborate productions.