The best children’s shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike the opera or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with this GrouponLive deal to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live: Get the Sillies Out! at the Akron Civic Theatre on Tuesday, January 22. Doors open one hour before showtime. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $12, you get one ticket for seating in the middle or rear balcony (up to a $25 value, including all fees).
- For $17, you get one ticket for seating in the front balcony or loge (up to a $35 value, including all fees).<p>
For each option, choose between the following showtimes:
- 3:30 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m.<p>
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.<p>
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock ‘n’ roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.