Getting out of the house is often hampered by the fact that most houses are located inside a bigger and fancier house. Step outside the house outside your house with today's GrouponLive deal: for $62, you get one ticket to see Zarkana from Cirque du Soleil at Radio City Music Hall (a $140 value). Seats will be located in the orchestra or first mezzanine section. Zarkana performs at least five days every week and Groupon buyers can choose any show from now through Saturday, October 8 when purchasing their tickets.
Cirque du Soleil combines stunning acrobatics, live music, surreal costumes, and a profusion of imagination for riveting spectacles such as Zarkana, a surrealist rock opera that lures guests into an otherworldly realm. The story follows Zark, a magician who has lost his powers of illusion, as he searches for his misplaced girlfriend and invisible car keys. Trapeze artists and acrobats fly through the air as he dodges a slithering snake-woman and a spider that traps human snacks in its giant web. Projections of cascading petals and flickering flames allow viewers to make hand shadows of rabbits during the show.
Helmed by Francois Girard, creator of the award-winning film The Red Violin and director of the Canadian Opera Company's acclaimed production of Oedipus Rex, Zarkana fuses the magic of a concert with the artistry of a theater performance. As one of the largest theaters in the world, Radio City Music Hall provides a grand frame for the performance and enough room for post-show magic carpet races.
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Radio City Music Hall
The art-deco splendor of Radio City Music Hall melds with the show's sets to create an otherworldly atmosphere Time praised as a "perfect union of site and spectacle." Backdrops of oversize gears and coiling snakes rise to the top of the 60-foot proscenium arch, and projections show off eerie sand paintings on the surrounding walls. Anthemic rock music by Australian electropop prodigy Nick Littlemore blasts through the pipes of the Mighty Wurlitzer, modified to twist ominously like a sinister American Bandstand dancer.