Alfred Hitchcock once said, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out,” which explains his penchant for casting crust-less sandwiches in every leading role. Chew on exciting art with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get two tickets to see Into the Woods and dinner for two at Jesters Dinner Theatre in Longmont (up to a $44 value). The show runs from August 17 through October 6, with performances on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and select Sunday nights.
Jesters Dinner Theatre’s all-teen production of the Tony Award–winning musical Into the Woods follows a baker and his wife as they encounter a motley cast of companions and obstacles on their quest to have a child. Lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim accompany the intertwining of storylines and faces familiar from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, such as "Little Red Riding Hood," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Rapunzel," "Cinderella," and "Snow White and Jimmy Carter Play Flag Football." Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., and the curtain rises at 7 p.m.
Before the lights dim, companions peruse a menu that, like a Tasmanian devil on a bicycle wheel, is constantly rotating. Past items have included chicken cordon bleu and vegetable lasagna. Soup or salad, bread, and coffee or tea escort all meals. Although not covered by this Groupon, the theater also serves appetizers and desserts, and glass and ice clink at a full-service bar.