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 the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. For $15, you get one ticket for seating on the main floor, rows W–KK, on Sunday, December 2 (up to a $30 value, including all fees). Doors open one hour before each performance. Choose between the following showtimes:
- 12 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
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 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.
Old National Centre
Old National Centre was originally built in 1909 as the Murat Shrine, which housed Indianapolis’s growing population of Freemasons. The building has since been restored and has become an eye-catching display of diverse architectural influences. Outside of the venue, spindly towers topped with light-blue domes rise above the street, beckoning passersby to enter the theater and enjoy a show. The classic, opulent Grand Lobby opens up to a wealth of concert venues, exhibition halls, and ballrooms that astound visitors with Middle Eastern and Victorian designs.
Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
502 North New Jersey Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204