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 Peter Rabbit at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For $7.75, you get one ticket for seating in orchestra sections B-G or mezzanine sections D-E on Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m. (up to a $15.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 10 a.m.
Beatrix Potter first dreamed up the eponymous star of this musical in 1902, writing the mischievous bunny into a children's book bearing his name. After his first sneaky trip into Mr. McGregor's garden, Peter Rabbit hopped into a number of Potter's other books, and quickly became a beloved literary figure. He ventured even further over the next several decades, appearing in numerous films and television programs. Today, Peter Rabbit joins a colorful cast to perform a tuneful, family-friendly show lauding the simple joys of a crisp leaf of lettuce.
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, musical theater, and competitive musical chairs.