Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a prime A ticket (up to a $58 value) to miXtape: The Greatest Hits of the 80s - Live, presented by Lamb's Players Theatre at the Horton Grand Theatre. The show currently runs through December 19 and will also run from January 13 to February 27.
miXtape: The Greatest Hits of the 80s - Live is a loving romp through the days when legs needed constant warming and only members were allowed to wear jackets. Accompanied by a live band, the LPT cast lends their vocal cords and laser-guided toes to a high-energy revue of the greatest hits of the Reagan years, showcasing music from Genesis, Journey, U2, Duran Duran, the B-52s, Billy Joel, Madonna, Tears for Fears, Michael Jackson, and more. Neon aerobics costumes, full-scale geometric sets, retro choreography, and a 12-foot animatronic Anthony Michael Hall all add authenticity to the synth-powered time warp. Despite the "Greed is Good" trappings, Lamb's Players Theatre remains an artist-directed, nonprofit theater company committed to presenting widely known classics such as The Music Man alongside premieres and lesser-known gems such as Trying.
Depending on the show date, youth tickets (ages 5–17) may be a lower price from Lamb’s Players Theatre directly. Check the show schedule to ensure you’re getting the best value.
- miXtape’s a big, sprawling, longish evening, performed with rampant energy and polish by the Lamb’s Players’ eight-person cast. The show’s like a magnet. It attracts not just the music but the popular culture and history of the 1980s. – Jeff Smith, San Diego Reader
- Yet even if you don't have forever imprinted on your brain the memory of that golden moment spent entangled on a dance floor to Tears for Fears' “Head Over Heels," the show still may engage through sheer force of energy. – James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune
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