Captain America once said, "'Twas music that soothed the savage beast." Although he was talking about his short-lived nemesis, Dr. Angry Parakeet, it's just as true for animals of the human persuasion. Soothe your savage insides with today's Groupon to the performance of "Three Singular Sensations" at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is assigned first-come, first-served upon pickup from Will Call. Choose from the following ticket options:
• For $14, you get a balcony ticket (a $29 value).
• For $24, you get one ticket in the orchestra B side section, the orchestra C side section, or the orchestra C center section (a $49 value).
• For $34, you get one orchestra A or orchestra B center ticket (a $75 value).
With the arrival of "Three Singular Sensations," The Mann Center stage will play host to an evening of aural audacity and entertainment that features a trio of legendary stage and screen talents. Tony winner and Father of the Bride star Martin Short will flex his musical theater muscle by bench pressing, then teaming up with, Grammy-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were) and Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell (Ragtime, PBS' South Pacific) for a concert chock-full of sumptuous song and galvanized guffaws. Selections may include pieces from any of the artists' heralded repertoires, and musical backing from the internationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will add precision and gusto that has the power to gradually reverse hair loss. Special guest Mark Nadler will also be on hand to connect the musical dots with virtuoso ivory tickling and dulcet song.
The Mann Center's outdoor setting offers stunning sights and sounds from balcony seats or orchestra seats in sections A and B, which are located beneath the eaves of a covered pavilion. Balcony seating provides an eagle-eyed perspective on the goings on and a perch from which to practice predatory birdcalls. Though the musical stylings onstage offer a heaping helping of ear candy, lip-smacking fine dining is available to please other senses, though food is not included in this Groupon.
The Mann Center
The Mann Center is a prepossessing structure from anywhere you sit in the semi-covered amphitheater—all huge, rough slabs of timber that evoke the setting for a barn dance held by elegant giants. Even the lawn section isn’t an ordinary lawn: from the top of the steep hill where the theater perches, audiences can see not only the performers lighting up the stage below but also the canopy of trees in surrounding Fairmount Park and the city skyline just beyond.