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 Theatre VCU's production of Avenue Q at Raymond Hodges Theatre. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $50 value). All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, November 9
- Saturday, November 10
- Thursday, November 15
- Friday, November 16
- Saturday, November 17
- Thursday November 29
- Friday, November 30
The long-running Broadway hit Avenue Q, winner of the Tony triple crown for Best Musical, Book, and Score in 2004 sheds its New York felt to engross Richmond in a rollicking musical packed with irreverent wit and puppets that say the darndest things. The tale of a recent college grad discovering love and his life's purpose in a colorful neighborhood of fabricated, fuzzy neighbors, Avenue Q entertains and enlightens with bouncy songs, sassy dialogue, and topical issues such as politics and bedroom mores. Broadway veteran Patti D'Beck brings her practiced eye to the show's direction and the blooming thespians of Theatre VCU provide human counterparts to the sailor-mouthed carpet rascals. The musical is intended for mature audiences only, or parents training their children for a life of detention.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Theatre VCU has worked toward two goals: to help create a new generation of theater artists, and to ensure the tanks on their applause-powered generators stay full. Young performers along with costume, scenic, and lighting designers, and stage managers hone their crafts and nurture their talents. And, they manage to create some pretty terrific art that has become a great community resource for entertainment.