Classic literature can invigorate the mind, but it can also lead to irksome injuries, such as paper cuts or "reader's wrist." Enjoy a powerful classic without possibilities of pain with today's Groupon. For $9, you get a ticket to an opening-weekend showing of "Goodnight Moon" at the Children's Theatre of Charlotte (an $18 value). Opening weekend shows are on Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 17, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Sunday, April 18, at 2 p.m. Call ahead to reserve your seats to the show.
Since its publication in 1947, Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon has joined The Cat in the Hat and Portnoy's Complaint as one of the most beloved children's books in history. The book was recently adapted into a musical theatrical production by Chad Henry, with its world premiere in Seattle in 2007, followed by runs in various other North American cities. The Children's Theatre's production of Goodnight Moon puts the Great Green Room on stage in lullaby-riffic living color. Cows jump over moons, red balloons suspend in the air indefinitely, and bowls of mush revel in a state of mushiness. The cast of professional actors bring smiles and surprises throughout the show, aimed at preschool and elementary-school-age children, but also entertaining for wistful astronauts of all ages.
After getting your Groupon, prepare your progeny for Goodnight Moon with the Children's Theatre's family play guide, as well as with drills in the family's zero-gravity simulator collecting dust in your basement.
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