Today's side deal gently stuffs sweet-sounding wads of twinkling ballet accompaniments, show-stopping Broadway tunes, or planetary-themed classical music in your ear canals with a $7 orchestra-level ticket to one of two shows from the Houston Symphony or one show from Houston Ballet at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, operated by The Center for Performing Arts at The Woodlands (a $15 value). Tickets are first-come, first-served.
Choose from three upcoming performances at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion:
Three For the Ages, on Friday, August 20, at 8 p.m., showcases selections from three ballets: the mythology-laced movement of Apollo, the Mozart-soundtracked Falling, and the 1940s sailors-on-shore-leave jaunt of Fancy Free. All pieces are performed by Houston Ballet.
Broadway Showstoppers, on Thursday, September 2, at 8 p.m., features the greatest hits from recent Broadway musicals such as Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and The Lion King, all performed by the Houston Symphony with the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston.
The Planets–An HD Odyssey, on Thursday, September 30, at 8 p.m., offers a performance of Gustav Holst's suite The Planets, performed by the Houston Symphony. The music will be accompanied by a 24-foot screen displaying the latest high-definition images of our solar system, provided by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and produced in conjunction with director Duncan Copp.
After Hurricane Ike in 2008, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion was renovated and expanded to include thousands of new seats, a larger canopy structure, and a state-of-the-art sound system that makes the Houston Symphony’s perfectly punctuated staccatos, fine fortississimos, and notes sound superb. You get seats in the orchestra level (you'll be assigned a seat when you redeem your Groupon; click here to see a seating chart). While mezzanine and lawn seats are free, today's deal enhances your musical experience by putting you close to the action. Gates open at 7 p.m. Redeem your Groupon at the box office.
Shows take place rain or shine; no refunds or exchanges.
- The orchestra sounds wonderfully lush... – Lawson Taitte, Dallas Morning News
Seven Yelpers give the Houston Symphony an average of 4.5 stars:
- The Houston Symphony is the cornerstone of Houston's fine arts scene and they hold up their end quite well. – Dolph W.
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