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 Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Get the Sillies Out! at the Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, January 16. Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose from the following seating and showtime options:
- For $34, you get one ticket for front- or middle-balcony seating at the 3 p.m. show (up to a $49.52 value, including all fees).
- For $26, you get one ticket for rear-balcony seating at the 3 p.m. show (up to a $37.75 value, including all fees).
- For $34, you get one ticket for front- or middle-balcony seating at the 6 p.m. show (up to a $49.52 value, including all fees).
- For $26, you get one ticket for rear-balcony seating at the 6 p.m. show (up to a $37.75 value, including all fees).
The hit Nickelodeon children’s program Yo Gabba Gabba! bounds from the small screen to the big stage in a show filled with cartoonish critters and boundless dancing. Beloved by hip preschoolers and savvy postschoolers for its eye-popping sets, catchy songs, respect for intellect, and absence of Shrek, Yo Gabba Gabba! teaches inner and outer children valuable life lessons without stooping to condescension. For the special Get the Sillies Out! tour, favorite adorable toy monsters such as Brobee, Foofa, Plex, and Biz Markie join human surrogates DJ Lance Rock (and sometimes BeDazzler queen Leslie Hall) for an onstage celebration of imagination. Kids and parents will delight to hear fan favorites from previous tours––such as the Aquabats’ “Pool Party” and “I Like to Dance” by the whole Gabba Gang––along with a few surprises. Mixing animation, games, and new songs with classic bits from the television show, the Technicolor mise en scène and infectious energy of Yo Gabba Gabba! gives children enough confidence to apply to college after elementary school.
When the Marx Brothers played at the Orpheum—then called the Hennepin—in its opening week in 1921, they drew a crowd of more than 70,000 people. As vaudeville declined in the ‘30s and ‘40s, the theater became a combination cinema and Broadway stage, showing Gone with the Wind, My Fair Lady, and 1965’s smash-hit Bond flick, Thunderball. Eventually, Minnesota’s native son Bob Dylan purchased the building as a place to practice his enunciation in private. The theater traded hands once more in the early ‘90s, and enjoyed a complete renovation that revealed, among other treasures, six valuable Pompeian friezes. Today, the stage hosts show-stopping musicals, standup comedy acts, and live concerts, offering historical tours twice a month.