A children's show engages kids with age-appropriate music and spectacle, forgoing such adult-concert mainstays as extended seminars on optimizing tax deductions. Take young'uns to a show they can get into with this GrouponLive deal to see Max and Ruby: Nutcracker Suite 2012 at Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections 202–208 of the orchestra on Tuesday, December 11, at 2 p.m. (up to a $47 value, including all fees). Doors open 1 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.
A top Nickelodeon Jr. show, Max & Ruby entertains children around the world with its charming portrayal of whimsically drawn bunnies. Disappointed at having to miss a performance of The Nutcracker due to a snowstorm, Max, a wily younger brother, and Ruby, his bossy older sister, listen to their grandmother as she recounts the classic story of a young girl who saves a living nutcracker from an army of mice, and traipses with him through a magical land of snow and candy. Captivated by the story, Max's and Ruby’s vivid imaginations begin to bring the tale to life, peopling the stage with classic characters such as the elegant Sugar Plum Fairy, the dashing nutcracker prince, and the set-changing stagehand whose father never let him dance. Original choreography by ballet veteran Patti Caplette transforms _The Nutcracker_’s classic pirouettes and arabesques into reimagined numbers that spring from the youthful bunnies' minds. Tchaikovsky's iconic score—featuring the timeless, bell-filled _Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy_—mixes with the play’s original songs, keeping kids enraptured throughout the show's 70-minute runtime. 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.