Legendary entertainers Kenan and Kel made theatrical history when they broke down the fourth wall, and then, to the consternation of the set designer, broke down the second and third walls as well. Experience the magic of the stage with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two Tier 2 tickets to Hairspray at Phoenix Theatre (a $93 value) in central Phoenix. Choose to attend one of ten performances running from November 10 through December 2 (see sidebar for dates and times). Call ahead to reserve your tickets, then pick them up at the box-office window or at will-call on the day of the performance.
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, Hairspray chronicles the transformative power of dance via the 1962 adventures of big-haired, big girl Tracy Turnblad. The teen’s love for dancing and humanitarian gestures turns her into a bug-crushing superstar, choreographically stomping out injustice on live Baltimore dance TV. A full can stocked with toe-tapping tunes, social justice, romance, and rivalry, Hairspray packs in more family fun than a fleet of board-game-paneled station wagons.
Founded in 1920, Phoenix Theatre has delivered 90 years of innovative entertainment to combat conventional paint-drying performances. Two tickets for Tier 2 seating let you and a loved one, beautician, or John Waters snuggle up for an evening of hair-raising entertainment.
- IF life were everything it should be -- that is, if life were more like the endearing new musical called ''Hairspray'' that opened last night at the Neil Simon Theater -- your every waking thought would be footnoted by a chorus of backup singers of early 60's vintage. – Ben Brantley, New York Times
Originally established as the Phoenix Players in 1920, Phoenix Theatre operated out of the Phoenix Little Theatre for almost 30 years before settling into its current location. The 1952 building would become the core of the city’s cultural area, later drawing such establishments as the Phoenix Art Museum and Phoenix Library. The company’s current performance space does little to draw the audience’s attention away from the stage, save for the crisscross of industrial railings that support the catwalks and the retired jerseys of older playwrights.
100 E McDowell Rd.
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