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 How I Became a Pirate at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in section C, rows K–V, on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. (up to a $41.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 12 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.
Based on the beloved children’s book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate gives little ones a musical crash course in pirate etiquette, proper parrot care, and dental hygiene. A gang of tried-and-true pirates recruits the child protagonist from the beach after observing an impressive display of digging skills. Soon the preteen swashbuckler is learning the ropes in mischievous yet family-friendly tunes such as “You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate,” “Green Teeth,” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!” What tykes walk away with is the ups of being a pirate, such as avoiding filthy words like “excuse me,” as well as the downs, such as the fact that pirates don’t read books or get tucked in. Whether first-timers to the tale, fans of the original book, or dedicated pirate fan-fiction writers, kids of all ages will find something adventurously gross to delight in.
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.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts and musical theater.
NYCB Theatre At Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd.
Westbury, NY 11590