Theater, like magic mirrors, psychiatry, and the demand for radar detectors, reveals fundamental truths about human nature. Decode the mysteries of mankind with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one ticket to Little Shop of Horrors at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert (a $24 value). This Groupon is valid for any available seat in the theater at any 7:30 p.m. performance from July 15 to July 30. Seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon over-the-phone redemption. Tickets will be available for pickup at will call.
The work of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the creative duo behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors follows Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who befriends a strange plant with a bloodthirsty appetite. Crossing the excitement of a sci-fi film with the life lessons of a fairy tale and the show-stopping music of a lumberjack camp, the show tickles ears and funny bones simultaneously. With a cast of experienced dramatarians and an ariZoni Theatre Award–winning choreographer and director, the show promises to light up the stage like a tap-dancing sparkler. All shows take place at the Hale Centre Theatre, part of a five-theater family of venues operating in three states, where classic plays and Broadway musicals immerse audiences of all ages in the magic and quasi-magical sleight of hand of the stage.