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>
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.