The best Cyber Monday theatre ticket deals across the United States
Stores across America are celebrating Cyber Monday, and the nation’s theatres are too! Between productions of Broadway blockbusters and premieres of new shows, there’s plenty of great theatre happening in your city, and with our Cyber Monday deals, you can see it all without breaking the bank.
We’ve rounded up the shows offering Cyber Monday tickets on TodayTix in four cities: Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Many shows have tickets available for 50% or more off their regular price, so now is the best time to get your seats early for everything you want to see this season. Read our guide below, and maybe you’ll discover deals on a show you’ve been waiting for, or something you didn’t even know you wanted to see.
Washington, D.C. Cyber Monday theatre deals
There are more than a dozen shows to choose from if you’re looking for Cyber Monday ticket deals in D.C. See a dreamy, classic musical like She Loves Me, a play from a Pulitzer Prize winner like Daphne’s Dive, a theatrical take on the digital world like Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner, or theatre without actors at all like Flight.
August Wilson’s Seven Guitars
Arena Stage is presenting the fifth play in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle, Seven Guitars, as the second production in the August Wilson Festival. Floyd Barton, a blues singer, connects the lives of seven of his old friends in a play propelled by ample blues music. He has just come into a fortune shortly after getting out of prison, and he’s hoping to use the money for a second chance at life.
See a meeting of the minds for the ages in Change Agent, with tickets starting at $54. Craig Lucas’s play imagines a meeting between six historical figures who were present for events including the Cuban missile crisis, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Cold War, letting audiences experience these events as close to firsthand as they can get today.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, known for Water by the Spoonful and the book for In the Heights, has penned an affecting ensemble story with Daphne’s Dive. The titular character runs a Philadelphia bar whose regulars are an eclectic bunch of societal outcasts: an artist, a businessman, a biker, and her own sister, to name a few. The play sees their lives intertwine at the bar as they celebrate and mourn there together over the course of 20 years.
She Loves Me
You’ll love the $40 starting ticket price for this heartwarming musical. Two perfume shop workers in 1930s Hungary spend their workdays bickering, leaving them eager to get home to people they actually like — namely, their respective anonymous romantic pen pals. Little do they know they’ve been writing to each other the whole time. The classic show features beloved songs including “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Trip to the Library,” and of course, “She Loves Me.”
The Upstairs Department
$37.20 is a nearly otherworldly price for The Upstairs Department. A man wakes from a serious illness believing he’s gotten the power to talk to the dead, so he and his sister decide to test the theory. They go to the Lily Dale Spiritualist community in the hopes of getting in touch with their departed father, but they end up summoning a lot more than that.
We Won’t Sleep
Lauren Gunderson, America’s most-produced playwright, fuses the historical with the contemporary in We Won’t Sleep, an bio-musical about Jeannette Rankin. She became the first female member of Congress in 1916, four years before women were even allowed to vote. She remains the only woman ever elected to Congress from Montana, and We Won’t Sleep tells her story with pop music to emphasize the lasting relevance of her story and the yet-unfulfilled ideal of an equal vote for all.
The Color Purple
Alice Walker’s emotional story of the lives of Southern Black women is at Signature Theatre this season, with tickets from $40. Felicia Curry stars as Celie, who is forced into an abusive marriage as a teenager and separated from her sister. In the 40 years that follow, she represses herself and suffers intense heartbreak, but she finds a new support system of women that encourage her to take her life back.
In the new play from Psalmayene 24, a man’s journey to unite with his estranged father takes him from Brooklyn to Washington, D.C. That father is the titular Mapel, who is much more to the main character than a person; he represents something greater that the man is looking for. For Cyber Monday, tickets are $25, 50% off the original price.
Synetic Theater’s movement-based take on Cinderella is sure to provide an enchanting night at the theatre for all ages. The show is a modern take on the classic fairytale about a young maid who gets a temporary, glamorous transformation for the prince’s ball — but can she still win the prince’s heart when the splendor goes away? This production sees Cinderella as a young woman who dares to go after her wildest dreams and become who she’s meant to be.
The Servant of Two Masters
From the team that helmed a 2019 Helen Hayes Award-nominated adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac comes an adaptation of another classic play: Carlo Goldoni’s commedia dell’arte show The Servant of Two Masters. The plot centers around Beatrice, who disguises herself as her dead brother to collect dowry money meant for her brother’s fiancée, with the goal of using the money to marry her own lover. However, the show is more famous for her servant Truffaldino. A scene in which he runs between two dinner parties, serving both, is one of the most famous scenes of physical comedy in the theatre.
Hi, Are You Single?
Your average patron at the local gay bar, Ryan is a gay man with cerebral palsy who’s just looking for romance. Or at least a date. Or just sex. He takes audiences through the gay dating scene and all the intimacy and rejection to be found there. The show is written and performed by Ryan J. Haddad, and spending an evening at the theatre to see it — for half off the regular ticket price — makes for a great date.
seven methods of killing kylie jenner
Kylie Jenner may be in this play’s title, but it’s not really a story about her. It’s a story about Cleo, a Gen Z woman who uses her Twitter platform to call Jenner and other white women out for profiting off Black culture and how their wealth is never truly “self-made.” Cleo becomes the target of online hate, which soon spills offline, too. Jasmine Lee-Jones’s play explores Black womanhood and social media activism, employing tools from the digital world like GIFs, memes, and hashtags. And you can get tickets for #halfoff.
There’s Always the Hudson
After meeting at a support group for sexual abuse survivors, Lola and T made a pact to exact revenge on the people who did them wrong. And they have to act fast, so they hatch a plot to take matters into their own hands and do what they swore they would. The play is about how two people deal with trauma and unleash the full extent of their anger in the process.
Flight is an immersive experience that plays out by way of an animated miniature diorama, rather than with actors on a stage. Two displaced children, with a small inheritance woven into their clothes, embark on a journey across Europe to safety. By sharing the story of these children, Flight calls attention to the 300,000 unaccompanied children that make similar journeys each year and what their experience is like.
Chicago has a diverse array of shows on offer this Cyber Monday, from an all-ages opera celebrating the holiday spirit to an adults-only, boozy night with the Bard. You can even see a play by the late, great August Wilson on the very stage the show premiered on nearly 19 years ago.
Becoming Santa Claus
Becoming Santa Claus is an opera for all ages that celebrates the spirit of the holiday season. The elf prince Claus feels slighted when his uncles, the Three Kings, skip his 13th birthday party to greet a newborn child. Not to be overlooked, he rallies his fellow elves and sets out to create the most splendid toys his realm has ever seen. The opera offers a new origin story for the Santa Claus we know and love, imagining him as a once-bratty boy that transformed into a symbol of generosity. Get tickets from $32.50, a 50% Cyber Monday discount.
Gem of the Ocean
Goodman Theatre has staged two other plays in August Wilson’s 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle about 20th century African American life, Jitney and King Hedley II. Now, the theatre continues the series with Gem of the Ocean, the first play in the cycle. Tickets are available from $12.50 to see the story of Citizen Barlow, who arrives at the house of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old matriarch, seeking refuge from the town constable. He’s searching for redemption, and he discovers it when his aunt leads him on a journey to the mythical City of Bones, where he finally confronts his personal past and his ancestors’ history.
After being shut down a week early in 2020, Steppenwolf’s production of Tracy Letts’s gripping play is back. Stuck in a motel room and hiding from her abusive ex-husband, the waitress Agnes is intrigued by the war veteran Peter, who provides some needed companionship and affection. But he soon becomes consumed with paranoia and conspiracy theories about war, government experiments, and more, taking Agnes with him on his descent into madness. Get tickets from $35.
ComedySportz Chicago: Comedy For Everyone
If you want a change of pace from watching sports on TV, take the family to ComedySportz and watch Comedy for Everyone instead for only $10 a ticket. A referee oversees the matchup between the home team, the blue Downtown Chicago Bosses, and the “visiting” red team, who compete for your applause by improvising games, songs, and scenes. With your applause and laughs, you get to pick the winner!
Venture into a speakeasy behind the Chicago Theater for a boozy night with the Bard, with tickets from $20. You’ll get to see five actors perform a Shakespeare play — one of whom has taken five whiskey shots, and the other four of whom have to keep the show on track and roll with whatever drunken choices the fifth actor makes. You’ll have the opportunity to order your own drinks, too, or you can simply sit back and enjoy the chaos.
This Cyber Monday, you can get a ticket to a reimagining of a classic show or a modern theatrical success in Los Angeles. Broadway and West End hits are coming to the West Coast, including the North American premiere of a new musical and a Tony Award-winning production of a classic play.
In this reimagining of Shakespeare’s Richard III, the power-hungry disabled monarch is reimagined as a high school junior bullied for his cerebral palsy. He plots revenge against his bullies and grabs at power the best way he can in high school: by running for senior class president. Pasadena Playhouse’s production offers $25 tickets for Cyber Monday, a 65% discount off original prices in certain seating sections.
A Christmas Carol
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne and Matilda: The Musical director Matthew Warchus’s production of A Christmas Carol won five Tony Awards in New York, and Centre Theatre Group is the latest to present the show. Audiences are immersed in the world of Ebenezer Scrooge as he’s haunted by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the action is underscored with 12 classic Christmas carols. Get tickets from $35.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
Everybody’s also talking about $35 tickets to see Jamie! This joyful coming-of-age musical, making its North American premiere with Center Theatre Group, is inspired by a 2011 documentary and ran to acclaim in the U.K. The titular character is a 16-year-old student who aspires to become a drag queen, and with the support of a community of other queens and eventually his own family, he overcomes bullying and prejudice to make his dream into a reality.
The Lehman Trilogy
The Lehman Trilogy has played to acclaim in London and New York, and now it’s in L.A. with Centre Theatre Group. You can get $35 tickets to see 160 years of history on stage, beginning with the founding of the Lehman Brothers financial firm and tracing its journey through multiple generations of brothers and sons at the helm until the company’s eventual demise.
The stars are out in San Francisco! Contemporary Broadway hits like freestyle love supreme and The Lehman Trilogy are on offer alongside classics like Follies, immersive experiences like Fefu and Her Friends, and Pulitzer Prize honorees like Water by the Spoonful.
freestyle love supreme
freestyle love supreme is back again, and you can get tickets for only $10! The hip-hop improv show, co-created by Hamilton and In the Heights creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, lets audiences not just see a show, but be the show. The troupe creates songs, scenes, and fully-staged musical numbers on the spot based on audience suggestions, and a few willing audience members will have a story from their life recreated on stage! The show is currently on Broadway, and now you can see it at The American Conservatory Theater.
The Lehman Trilogy
The epic three-part story of the Lehman Brothers financial firm, now playing on Broadway, comes alive at The American Conservatory Theater. A real-life family drama unfolds between the three founding brothers and the next generations of sons they raised as heirs. Cyber Monday tickets are available from $25, up to a 75% discount.
The Band’s Visit
In 2018, The Band’s Visit became one of only four musicals in Broadway history to win Tony Awards for its direction, book, score, and two lead actors alongside Best Musical. Now, you can see this stirring show with award-winning original Broadway cast member Sasson Gabay alongside Janet Dacal. In the musical, a band gets lost in a dull desert town and, with their music, slowly brings the town to life.
Live la vie boheme at Broadway SF by getting a $48 ticket to Rent! Jonathan Larson’s rock-music retelling of the classic Puccini opera La bohème sees a group of Bohemian friends living in New York City’s East Village at the end of the 20th century. They band together to find hope and love in the face of gentrification, financial troubles, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. San Francisco is the last stop on the musical’s “Farewell Season of Love” 25th anniversary tour, so you don’t want to miss it!
Fefu and Her Friends
María Irene Fornés’s play was groundbreaking in 1977 and remains thrilling today — and you can now get up to 60% off tickets with prices starting at $25. Audiences will tour the multi-storied Strand Theater at The American Conservatory Theater, which doubles as Fefu’s mansion, to witness the four parts of the play. They become unseen observers of the gossip, debates, and secrets shared among a group of women locked in a power struggle.
Heroes of the Fourth Turning
Four young conservatives — Teresa, Kevin, Justin, and Emily — are having a backyard reunion to toast their mentor, Gina. It’s been seven years since the friends graduated from their Catholic, Wyoming college, and soon their lighthearted catch-up devolves into fierce debate, spiritual chaos, and clashes of politics. The play was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and its Off-Broadway premiere earned 10 awards for the writing, acting, and design.
Water by the Spoonful
Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Quiara Alegría Hudes’s play is all about what makes a family. After returning home from the Iraq War only to lose his aunt, who raised him, soon after, Elliot faces tensions with his mother as he plans the funeral. Meanwhile, his mother, a recovering addict, has built a supportive online community of others in recovery, which is threatened by Elliot’s presence and the arrival of a new community member.
The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin
The titular character of The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin is a Chinese native who bought forged documents to enter the U.S. while the Chinese Exclusion Act was in place. He and the others who did this were known as “Paper Sons,” and they had to keep secrets about their immigration from even their own families. In middle age at the start of the play, Chin narrates his loves, regrets, and the story of his family.
Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical showcases the enduring talent of middle-aged female characters long after the showbiz industry has left them behind. In 1971, the impresario Dimitri Weissmann’s theatre is about to be demolished, and he hosts a reunion of the former Follies performers that once graced the stage. They reminisce about the past and wonder about the future for one last time all together in the theatre.
The Woman in Black
After having had an acclaimed run in London, The Woman in Black makes its San Francisco premiere. Prepare for a scare at this ghost story come to life, in which a young lawyer is haunted by the titular specter, who is responsible for the frightening visions and unexplainable noises around his home on the English coast. The show isn’t for the faint of heart, but you can get $25 tickets — a 28% savings — to be thrilled and chilled to your core.