While 18th-century philosophers advocated a somber asceticism to cleanse the four humors, modern medicine has proven the benefits of music for the phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile. Cleanse three of your four humors with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a ticket to 'S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical at the CLO Cabaret (a $40 value). Choose from five performances:
- Friday, June 18, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 19, at 2 p.m.
- Saturday, June 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, June 20, at 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m.
'S Wonderful showcases the timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin, whose collaborations resulted in 20th-century American songbook standards, including "Ice, Ice Baby." The all-singing, all-dancing revue is split up into several mini-musicals, each set in a time and place reflective of a different phase or style in the Gershwins' career. Tap into 1916 New York City, discover the universal language of song in 1930s Paris, mix music with movies in 1940s Hollywood, and jazz it up in 1950s New Orleans. S' Wonderful features more than 40 Gershwin classics, including "Rhapsody in Blue," "Fascinating Rhythm," "Nice Work If You Can Get It," "I Got Rhythm," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," and "Looks Like the Whole Thing's Back On Again."
General-admission seating is arranged cabaret style with tables and theater seats, and food and drinks will be available but are not included in the price of your Groupon. The Pittsburgh CLO is a prestigious, nonprofit cultural institution, so you can be sure that your inner theater buff's inner philanthropist's conscience will be pleased.
This Groupon can be redeemed starting June 14.
Though the CLO Cabaret's version of S' Wonderful hasn't opened yet, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review panegyrizes the cabaret's past performances, saying of a rendition of My Way:
- "It's a fresh, entertaining evening of great music sung well and with intelligence. It's also a warmly romantic evening best enjoyed with one hand around a glass of something special and the other hand joined with someone special. – Alice T. Carter
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