Every child longs to enter the world of their favourite cartoon, but the few who try will learn the hard lesson that TVs are surprisingly difficult to reassemble. Uncover an easier entry point with this GrouponLive deal to see Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! at Centre In The Square on Friday, January 4. For $23, you get one ticket to a performance (up to a $30.25 value, including fees). Choose between the following shows:
- 1 p.m. Seating is in rows C–F of the mezzanine or rows A–D of the balcony.
- 7 p.m. Seating is in rows B–F of the mezzanine or rows A–D of the balcony.
Doors open one hour before showtime.
Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! saves fans the exorbitant bus fare to Danville by bringing Danville to their hometown. It's the last day of summer vacation for child inventor Phineas Flynn and his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher, so the duo decides to make it count by building their most audacious invention yet—but not before a giant slide propels them out of their cartoon environment and deposits them onto a live stage in front of an adoring audience, their triangular heads and green hair suddenly as real to the touch as a flash-frozen ghost. Hot on their three-dimensional heels are pesky sister Candace, friends Baljeet and Isabella, and everyone else in the Tri-State Area. And, of course, the gang wouldn’t be complete without Perry—the boys' pet platypus, who is frequently off solving crimes as his alter ego, Agent P.
As the brothers' latest device combines everyone’s ideas for summer fun into whimsical hybrids such as backyard beaches, marshmallow-monster-truck rallies, and disco miniature golf, their friends invite the audience to sing along to the TV show's most popular tunes. Children are free to publicly demonstrate their lyrical mastery of "Squirrels in My Pants" and "Truck Drivin' Boy" without getting shushed by an irritable park statue while the cast executes choreography that rarely stays confined to the stage. Meanwhile, Agent P sneaks through the aisles and dispatches ninja foes during fight scenes as acrobatic as they are slapstick. But it may not be enough to stop his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz—who uses his Audience-Controllinator to compel children to come on stage and do some of their own dancing before the second act.
From the moment that Phineas and Ferb circumvent the fourth wall via giant slide, its circum stays vented. Golf balls launch into the crowd in the form of dimpled beach balls. Packets of marshmallows rain from the air into lucky laps. Emmy Award-winning creator Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh suffuse director Fred Tallaksen's song-and-dance sugar rushes with a sly metahumour honed during their years on Rocko's Modern Life, The Simpsons, and Family Guy. The resulting rapid-fire romp tickles adults as much as their offspring, treating both to a world where colours are brighter, cartoons watch their audience, and Broadway revues remain the evil scientist's preferred method for explaining a diabolical plan.