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 to see Desert Foothills Theater’s production of The Wallace and Ladmo Show at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center. For $31, you get two tickets for standard seating (a $63 value, including all fees). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m.<p>
Playwright, director, and former writer for The Wallace and Ladmo Show Ben Tyler revives the iconic children’s show in a Desert Foothills play centered around the program’s rise to popularity in the 60’s. In 1964, the show created “Hub Kapp and the Wheels,” a mock rock band intended to be nothing more than a comedy sketch. However, when the make-believe musical troupe landed the top spot on the Phoenix record charts, an appearance on The Steve Allen Show, and a gig opening for Metallica, they found themselves the targets of Hollywood music producers promising fame and fortune. Tyler’s nostalgic play abounds with comedy and music that’s instantly familiar to the show’s diehard fans while giving a unique perspective into its behind-the-scenes happenings. For 37 years, the Desert Foothills Theater has cast adult and youth actors in beloved classic plays and musicals, obtaining 32 ariZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence nominations and winning five awards in the 2010–11 season.