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.
- The Three Little Pigs
- When: Saturday, July 6, at 11 a.m.
- Where: Gretna Theatre
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: 10 a.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $7 for two tickets (up to a $17 value)
- $15 for four tickets (up to a $34 value)<p>
The Three Little Pigs
A musical reimagining of the timeless children’s story, The Three Little Pigs sees its porcine protagonists, Parker, Petey, and Perry, moving to New Pork City, along with each of their girlfriends. Mr. Wolf, the owner of the local pie factory, entices the whole gang to come work for him. But when the pigs decide to open their own factories, the competition quickly takes a turn for the slapstick. Writers Bert Bernardi and Scott Simonelli took inspiration from 1930s film shorts such as The Three Stooges, which means high doses of physical comedy, giving one lucky audience member a free bowl cut, and of course, pie fights. The original songs are equally comedic, complete with punny titles like “Pigs in a Blanket,” “The Recipe of Success,” and “The Other White Meat.”
Only the trees remember a time when there wasn’t a theater at 200 Pennsylvania Avenue, and, except for that creepy one, they aren’t talking. Built in 1892 as part of the American Chautauqua movement, the playhouse became a local theater company in 1927 and has been staging summer productions ever since—with the exception of one year. In 1994, a brutal winter buried the theater beneath roughly 150 tons of snow, causing the roof to collapse on February 12. Within two days, though, the company had plans to host their shows under a massive tent until a new stage opened in the summer of 1995, proving that Gretna knows the show must always go on.