There is nothing in the world quite like a live performance. There you are in the darkened theater and the drama of an age-old story is unfolding right before your eyes. Even if it's a story you've heard before, or the stage version of a movie, somehow seeing it performed live is still breathtaking. And as exciting as a night at the theater can be, getting discount play tickets can make the whole experience even more fun.
The history of the play is as old as the history of civilization. Ancient records show that the history of the play dates back to the time of the early Greeks. The first Greek plays were performed as early as 700 B.C. Many historians believe that these early plays were actually performed as a tribute to the gods, such as Zeus, Apollo, Athena and Hades. Ancient Greeks attending these religious ceremonies never had to worry about cheap play tickets. These performances would have been open to anyone who wanted to honor their chosen deity.
These religious ceremonies quickly evolved into the type of entertainment that even a modern theater goer would recognize. The three central types of plays the Greeks enjoyed were tragedies, comedies and satyr. All of these forms have survived into our modern age. Now, if we can get our hands on tickets for plays, we can enjoy the same live performances that thrilled the Greeks.
Influenced by the Greeks, live stage performances spread across the globe. It wasn't long before money started changing hands. People bought tickets to plays as a way to support the production companies and the actors involved. The great age of theater bloomed in America in the 1700's. In New York City, on what would come to be known as the "Great White Way," people could buy cheap play tickets and be treated to Shakespearean plays and operettas such as "The Beggar's Opera." Theaters sprouted up all along Broadway Street. By the mid 1920's, the term "Broadway Show" meant a show that was running in any of the dozen or more theaters on the prestigious real estate in that area. Early hits included "Lady be Good," "No, No Nanette," and "Funny Face." People looking for a fun and light-hearted way to spend the evening would buy Broadway play tickets and enjoy the show.
And, of course, the Broadway tradition continues into modern times. Who hasn't heard of "Cats" or "The Phantom of the Opera" or "Annie" or "The King and I"? All of these long-running productions have brought joy and entertainment to thousands of theater goers for years and years. What could be more memorable than seeing your favorite story and hearing beloved songs live on a stage right before your eyes?
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