A children's show engages kids with age-appropriate music and spectacle, forgoing such adult-concert mainstays as extended seminars on optimizing tax deductions. Take young'uns to a show they can get into with this GrouponLive deal to see Max and Ruby: Nutcracker Suite 2012 at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. For $18, you get one G-Pass for seating in the rear orchestra, rows A–W, or the loge on Saturday, December 8 (up to a $35 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before each performance. Choose between the following showtimes:
- 1 p.m.
- 4 p.m.
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
A top Nickelodeon Jr. show, Max & Ruby entertains children around the world with its charming portrayal of whimsically drawn bunnies. Disappointed at having to miss a performance of The Nutcracker due to a snowstorm, Max, a wily younger brother, and Ruby, his bossy older sister, listen to their grandmother as she recounts the classic story of a young girl who saves a living nutcracker from an army of mice, and traipses with him through a magical land of snow and candy. Captivated by the story, Max and Ruby’s vivid imaginations begin to bring the tale to life, peopling the stage with classic characters such as the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy, the dashing nutcracker prince, and the set-changing stagehand whose father never let him dance. Original choreography by ballet veteran Patti Caplette transforms The Nutcracker’s classic pirouettes and arabesques into reimagined numbers that spring from the youthful bunnies' minds. Tchaikovsky's iconic score—featuring the timeless, bell-filled Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy—mixes with the play’s original songs, keeping kids enraptured throughout the show's 70-minute runtime.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Several decades of disparate architectural styles stand at the corner of 69th and Ludlow: an old-fashioned radio tower atop the Doric columns of a faux-classical cupola atop a streamlined marquee that broadcasts the year the Tower Theatre opened as a music venue: 1972. That's when it began helping introduce the world to such acts as David Bowie, Genesis, and Bruce Springsteen. Inside, red lights glow over an auditorium done up in the 1920s style of the movie palace that originally filled the venue, with marble pillars, Italianate archways, and an enormous light fixture that resembles an old film reel from the days before movies were beamed from computers into audiences' brains.