Seasoned actors can convey subtle emotions to the back row, even through their two-man horse costume. Watch pros at work with this GrouponLive deal to see Imago Theatre's ZooZoo at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. For $29, you get two adult tickets and two children's tickets for seating on the main floor in sections 1–4 on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. (an $80 value, including all ticketing fees).
Imago Theatre's family-themed production, ZooZoo, erupts into a visually stunning celebration of the animal kingdom, enlivened by lively acrobats who bound, ramble, and hurtle across the stage, all the while wearing elaborate costumes made of cloth and papier-mâché. In a thrilling stage show that the New York Times deemed "delightful" and NY Theatre.com called "a supremely theatrical spectacle," eyes widen while the gravity-defying troupe takes on the roles of colorful creatures that can be found in the jungle, in the zoo, and in disguise as the neighbor's visiting cousin. Flashing lights and energizing music pulse through the air as rhinos gracefully pirouette, frogs leap over one another, and polar bears amble into the audience to sit on laps and dishevel hairdos. Slapstick penguins also earn laughs of joyous onlookers with their rousing, seemingly clumsy game of musical chairs.
A landmark of Detroit's cultural scene since its grand opening in 1928, the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts features history-heavy marble archways that are matched only by the weighty names of those who have treaded the boards and scratched their names into the wrought-iron balcony railings, including Lucille Ball and Louis Armstrong.
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.