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 your choice of children’s musicals at The Borland Center for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach Gardens, presented by Atlantic Arts Theater. For $20, you get two tickets for general admission to your choice of shows (up to a $40 value).
Choose between the following performances to see School House Rock Live Jr.:
- Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, December 15, at 3 p.m.<p>
Choose between the following performances to see Shrek the Musical Jr.:
- Saturday, December 15, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, December 16, at 3 p.m.<p>
Shrek the Musical Jr.
Transporting its magical fairytale world from screen to stage, Shrek The Musical Jr. plops a lovable ogre’s swamp and a beautiful princess’s castle into the lofty Borland Center. Audience members’ imaginations will cast off into Shrek’s faraway kingdom, framed onstage by the theater’s own architecture. As Shrek and Donkey outduel the irksome Lord Farquaad for Fiona’s affections, 19 all-new songs highlight the story’s hilarity, drama, and instructions for achieving a lime-green complexion.
Pinocchio and a team of other disgruntled fairy-tale characters belt out an anthem for originality with “Freak Flag,” and in a final showdown at the Cathedral of Duloc, Shrek airs his true feelings in a reprise of “Big Bright Beautiful World.” Hearts of all ages will cheer for Fiona to find her true love’s first kiss, as the irreverent cast of characters escorts her and her charming ogre to a happily-ever-after finale that, for once, does not involve catapulting the villain off into the sunset.
School House Rock Live! Jr.
It’s the morning of schoolteacher Tom Mizer’s first day on the job, and his nerves are running wild. He tries to calm himself by watching TV, but to his surprise, pieces of his own personality light the screen in the form of School House Rock! Together they show him that the way to win over his students is through imagination and song. Though he fears that he might have lost his mind, Tom begins to enjoy himself as he and his alter egos prepare their lesson plan with School House Rock! favorites such as “A Noun Is a Person, Place, or Thing,” “Conjunction Junction,” and “I’m Just a Bill.” The show charts many musical styles, from the dance-craze mode of “Do the Circulation” to the upbeat pop of “Interplanet Janet.”
Named in honor of golf-course designer Bruce Borland, who died in a plane accident in 1999, the Borland Center swings open its doors to the community by focusing on family values. Concerts, plays, and recitals are just a few of the events that coax guests into the venue's 10,000 square feet of space, which harbors a 500-seat theater and a multipurpose ballroom that doubles as an indoor practice field for local cribbage teams on rainy days.