Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevillainy with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one general-seating ticket to Hartford Stage's opening-night performance of Fräulein Maria on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $61.50 value). Tickets may be picked up starting at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the show; seating is first-come, first-served at the discretion of Hartford Stage.
The lauded resident theater Hartford Stage serves up a diverse collection of modern and classic dramatic pieces each season, backed by a battalion of talented actors and professional-quality production values. Doug Elkins' innovative and often hilarious interpretation of the musical The Sound of Music started on a small New York stage as part of the Dancemopolitan series, growing into a nationwide tour after three seasons and a strict protein diet. Performers in the show give new meaning to "the hills are alive" as they actively become the backdrop of mountains and hills. Lauded by critics, the dance sketch's eclectic mix of hip-hop, stomping, and cage-fighting nuns reinvents the timeless soundtrack for audience members.
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