The best children's shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this GrouponLive deal to see The Little Prince, presented by the Bristol Riverside Theatre at Music Hall Center. For $30, you get two general-admission adult tickets and two general-admission children’s tickets on Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m. (an $81 total value). Doors open at 3 p.m.
Using a mix of live actors and life-size puppets that mimic the book’s original illustrations, Pennsylvania’s Bristol Riverside Theatre gives Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince an exuberant multimedia staging. The kid-friendly think-piece tells the tale of an intergalactic innocent who ventures beyond his house-size world of volcanoes and conceited roses. On his philosophical and whimsical journey, he meets allegorical characters on their own tiny planets, from a king with no subjects to a businessman reveling in his imagined wealth of stars. Adults ponder the lessons of each passing figure while children learn such snippets of wisdom as "always be responsible for what you have tamed" and "lassoed birds make great flying devices."
Scenes from the show’s previous run in October 2011
Bristol Riverside Theatre
Some might say that Bristol Riverside Theatre has a tendency to hog the spotlight in Bucks County: it’s racked up more than 61 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater nominations. Now in its 26th season, the theater produces more than 200 performances every year, including five mainstage productions and a summer musical series to help drown out all the racket birds make that time of year. In productions designed for adult and family audiences, the company tends to focus on reinterpreting classic plays and developing new works with the help of local actors.
Music Hall Center
Built in 1928, Music Hall Center dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.