Children's theater is a great way to gently introduce kids to theater before they realize that most plays are just about sad guys talking. Get kid-friendly kicks with this GrouponLive deal to see Charleston Stage present The Secret Garden at Dock Street Theatre. For $11, you get one ticket for orchestra seating (up to a $22.50 value). Doors open one hour before curtain. Choose from the following showtimes:
- Friday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 26, at 3 p.m.
- Friday, February 1, at 7:30 p.m.
In this adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved children’s story, 11-year-old Mary Lennox (Arielle Kook), petulant and spoiled, finds herself living at her reclusive uncle’s Yorkshire mansion after her parents fall victim to a cholera epidemic. Forced to fend for herself, she first dislikes her new circumstances and remains cranky and unappreciative. Then, after forging a friendship with the maid (Lauren Monteleone) and the maid’s younger brother, Dickon (Devon A.A. Norris), Mary learns of her late aunt’s private garden. The maid tells Mary that when her aunt died, her uncle locked the garden away and buried the key. But through a chance exploration of a badger hole, Mary discovers the key and keeps the garden a secret between herself and Dickon. As the garden—and her newfound friendships—begins to chip away at Mary’s hard personality, it also presents the answer to the manor’s even more closely guarded secret: the cries that haunt her every night.
Though this merchant sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Dock Street Theatre
An institution that stretches back to 1736, the original Dock Street Theatre was the first American building specifically designed for theatrical performances. Although that first incarnation most likely burned in the Great Fire of 1740, further forms carried it through the centuries as a hotel occupied by such figures as John Wilkes Booth’s father and Robert Smalls, a hero of the Civil War. In 1936, the WPA carved the current form of the theater out of the shell of the old hotel. More recently, the venue received a $19 million makeover and now sports crystalline acoustics, seismic security, and fresh new seats for stellar views of charismatic characters and stagehands playing Rock, Paper, Scissors in the wings.