If all the world’s a stage, then it's necessary to applaud in virtually every situation, from when the boss asks everybody to work on the weekend to when the judge enters the courtroom. Indulge in handclapping in a more appropriate setting with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get two general-admission tickets to one of Broadway in the Park’s productions of The Music Man, which runs July 28–31 at Recreation Park in El Segundo (up to a $40 value). Children under 5 get in for free; tickets for seniors (65+) and children aged 6–16 cost $10–$12 each.
Designed to resemble a turn-of-the-century town square, the four-day Broadway in the Park festival showcases hit musicals amid Victorian-era popcorn lights and meandering barbershop quartets. A preshow showcases local artistic talent before the full-scale choreography and marching-band finale of The Music Man delights guests with family-friendly tales woven through beautifully belted tunes. Hear the musical's classic tunes, including "Till There Was You," "Wells Fargo Wagon," and "Seventy-Six Trombones," sung by a sizable ensemble with full-scale choreography. Spectators should bring lounge chairs, blankets, or modular living-room sets from home to sit on while feasting on personal picnic sets or purchased snacks. Because ushers arrange guests depending on what type of seating arrangements they bring, families should plan to coordinate blanket-fort dwellings in order to be seated together and not lose grandpa in the section of those sitting on their old washing machines.