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 see How I Became a Pirate at NYCB Theatre at Westbury. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in section C, rows K–V, on Saturday, March 2, at 1 p.m. (up to a $41.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 12 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Based on the beloved children’s book by Melinda Long, How I Became a Pirate gives little ones a musical crash course in pirate etiquette, proper parrot care, and dental hygiene. A gang of tried-and-true pirates recruits the child protagonist from the beach after observing an impressive display of digging skills. Soon the preteen swashbuckler is learning the ropes in mischievous yet family-friendly tunes such as “You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate,” “Green Teeth,” and “Pirates Dot Aaargh!” What tykes walk away with is the ups of being a pirate, such as avoiding filthy words like “excuse me,” as well as the downs, such as the fact that pirates don’t read books or get tucked in. Whether first-timers to the tale, fans of the original book, or dedicated pirate fan-fiction writers, kids of all ages will find something adventurously gross to delight in.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts and musical theater.