Though it is illegal for pranksters to shout about nonexistent fires in a theater, shrieking after an encounter with an underseat gum wad is permissible. Shout about what's on stage instead with today's Groupon: for $10, you get one orchestra or balcony ticket to a show at the Sturges Center for the Fine Arts in San Bernardino (a $29 value). Choose between the following shows:
- Swingin' the Benny Goodman Songbook at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10.
- Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.
The cozy confines of this 721-seat theater welcomes two shows to its recently renovated stage. Musically induce mind travel with a listen to Swingin' the Benny Goodman Songbook, a revue of 1930s jazz standards made famous by the King of Swing. Starring jazz vocalist Terry Blaine, pianist Mark Shane, and clarinetist Allan Vaché, the classic tunes may induce jumping, jiving, and surprise visits from bootlegging ghosts.
Alternatively, delve into the bestselling drama of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians, a suspense-fueled murder mystery that has been entertaining would-be gumshoes for decades. After 10 secret-storing guests accept invitations to visit a lonely mansion on Indian Island, their host mysteriously fails to appear, leaving them cut off from everything but each other and a single Pillsbury crescent roll. With their inescapable pasts looming and murder menacing around every corner, each character must face his or her demons, keeping audience members on the edge of their seats throughout the whole whodunit.
The Sturges Center for the Fine Arts was featured in the Los Angeles Daily News.
- its auditorium and balcony are ideal for many modern shows. – Trevor Summons
Downtown San Bernardino
780 N E St.
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