Here's a great offer from the Utah Shakespeare Festival:
Surprise your loved ones this year with the Dickens Christmas Package from the Utah Shakespearean Festival, 300 W. University Blvd. Packages are on sale now at 1-800-PLAYTIX (1-800-752-9849) and www.bard.org. The offer is available until Dec. 20.
The package includes a pair of tickets to the world premiere of “Great Expectations,” a new musical based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Also included is a copy of the novel, a coupon for two free beverages at the Festival Concessions, and a special Utah Shakespearean Festival gift. All of the items will be wrapped and shipped free of charge.
Get more details here.
The really cool thing about this deal is that you have a chance to get some idea of what you'll be hearing: The musical's website offers demo versions of nearly all the songs. The accompaniment is pretty sparse, but the songs are well sung by veteran performers, and you can tell there are some gems in this score.