Culture on the Cheap
Arts enthusiasts should plan ahead for TodayTix's Cyber Monday sale
Those who don't want to brave the crowded stores on Black Friday wait to score their deals on Cyber Monday, and now arts lovers can get in on the holiday savings.
On November 26, TodayTix is offering its best discounts of the year. You can save up to 50 percent on tickets to shows at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas Opera, and more.
Here are the top 11 theater, opera, and classical music deals in Dallas-Fort Worth during the TodayTix Cyber Monday sale:
1. AT&T Performing Arts Center
Close out 2018 with some awesome savings on big-name musicals, namely A Christmas Story, The Musical (December 12-16, $24 or 30 percent off); Chicago (December 18-23, $24 or 30 percent off); and A Bronx Tale (December 6-January 6, 2019, $41 or 20 percent off). Non-planners can still score $25 day-of rush tickets to these shows and the rest of ATTPAC's full season by checking TodayTix.
2. Casa Mañana
Seeing a show here is like sitting inside a giant holiday ornament, which makes things even more festive for Twas the Night Before Christmas(November 23-December 23, $15 or 30 percent off). Grease is the word March 2-10, with tickets only costing $25 (50 percent off). Follow the yellow brick road April 19-May 12 when The Wizard of Oz plays, with tickets that are $15 (or 30 percent off). The reigning Tony winner for most awards, The Producers, unveils its scheme June 1-9, with $25 tickets (50 percent off). Two productions from Casa Mañana's children's theater finish off the deals: The Emperor's Groovy New Clothes (February 1-17) at $10 (or 40 percent off) andJason Bishop: The Illusionist(March 22-April7 7) for $15 (or 30 percent off).
3. Circle Theatre
The opening show of this Fort Worth theater's 2019 season is Thornton Wilder's iconic Our Town, about the importance of living in the moment. You'll have plenty of chances to see it from January 31-March 9, especially because tickets are only $15 (50 percent off).
4. Dallas Theater Center
Intrigued by DTC's latest season? Good news: you can see nearly all of it at a major discount of $30, or 40 percent off. It starts with Kevin Moriarty's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol, which runs November 21-December 30. Running nearly simultaneously from December 5-January 13 in the Wyly's Studio Theatre is Fetch Clay, Make Man by DTC playwright-in-residence Will Power. Sarah DeLappe's Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves is next, March 6-April 14, followed by Shakespeare's Twelfth NightMarch 29-April 28. Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López runs April 26-May 19 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, and local playwright Jonathan Norton debuts his new work Penny CandyJune 5-July 14. Non-planners can still score $20 day-of rush tickets to these shows and the rest of DTC's full season by checking TodayTix.
5. Stage West
Scrooge's ghostly associate gets to tell his side in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, a season extra that runs December 6-23. Popular playwright Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins returns with Everybody, running December 27-January 27. Both have tickets priced at $17.50, or 50 percent off.
6. The Cliburn
It exists to advance classical piano music and is considered by many to be a depository of the best talent in the world. Experience some of it for yourself, including concerts by Leonidas Kavakos (violin) and Enrico Pace (piano) from January 31-February 1 ($44, or 20 percent off); The Naughtons, twin pianists performing on March 7 ($33.75, or 25 percent off); and Broadway: My Favorite Things, an all-piano love fest of popular Broadway tunes ($10, or 50 percent off).
7. Theatre Three
Solstice, one of last season's most original holiday offerings, returns — with some retooling from Jonathan Norton, Cherish Robinson, and Janielle Kastner — December 6-30. Another new work, The Manufactured Myth of Eveline Flynn by Ian Ferguson and Michael Federico, plays January 31-February 24, while the musical Foxfire (by Susan Cooper, Hume Cronyn, and Jonathan Holtzman) runs March 14-April 7. Each is only $10 (33 percent off).
8. Undermain Theatre
Bruce DuBose and Paul Semrad are remounting their critically acclaimed production of An Iliad from February 7-March 3, and you can see it for only $10 (50 percent off). Also be sure to catch the third and final installment of Matthew Paul Olmos' so go the ghosts of méxico when it plays April 12-May 5, because it's also only $10 (or 50 percent off).
9. Ochre House Theatre
The latest in original, avant-garde works from the creative crew at Ochre House is surrounded by secrecy, but the price for Doom McCoy & the Death Nugget is a shout-it-on-the-street-corner $10 (or 50 percent off).
10. Dallas Opera
Feel fancy at the opera without the fancy price. Manon Lescaut (March 1, 3, 6, and 9) is priced at $19 (10 percent off), La Bohème (May 15, 17, 20, 23, 29, and 31) is $28 (10 percent off), and Falstaff(April 26 and 28, May 1 and 4) is $25 (20 percent off).
11. Fort Worth Opera
The delightfully wicked world premiere opera by composer-librettist Rachel J. Peters, Companionship, follows aspiring baker named Leslie Sinclair as she sets out to bake the perfect baguette (following a nervous breakdown), when one attempt comes to life right before her eyes. Tickets are $37.50, or 17 percent off.