Watching live theater is like interviewing for a job: though multiple costume changes can be distracting, there's nothing a fake British accent can't fix. Witness the magic of the stage with today's GrouponLive deal: for $28, you get two tickets to see Viva! El Paso at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $57.40 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Seating is located in sections X1–X9 and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call.
Choose between the following performances:
Viva! El Paso, a sprawling musical encapsulation of the West Texas city’s astonishing origins, stokes up flames of pride in its annual outdoor extravaganza. A staple of the community for 34 years, Viva! El Paso melds dramaturgy and history like a Ken Burns documentary with DVD commentary by William Shakespeare, as it depicts 400 formative years during which four clashing cultures formed a 248-square-mile baby. At 8:30 p.m., after the meddling sun has fled beyond the horizon, the enchanting proscenium of McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre erupts in buoyant music, elaborate sets, and jubilant dancing, filling peripheries with glee as the show recounts tales of yesteryear. Each phase of El Paso’s upbringing, including its Native American roots, Spanish occupation, and cowboy culture, will be lovingly canonized amid the canyon's spectacular nighttime vistas. History-buffing families and fans of musical CliffsNotes set in gorges will be enthralled by Viva! El Paso’s swiftly narrated promenades, thrilling stage battles, and lilting duets between bickering cartographers.