The best children's shows place a high premium on audience interaction, unlike classical concerts or traffic court. Rustle up some kid-friendly fun with today's GrouponLive deal: for $27, you get one ticket for an orchestra-level seat in sections M–V to see The Wiggles Big Birthday! at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. (a $42.50 value before fees, or up to a $55.10 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and seating will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call. Attendees who wish to sit together must redeem their Groupons together.
Australian children's-music sensations The Wiggles have been entertaining kids with wacky singing, silly dancing, and onstage antics for 20 years. The color-coded quartet uses songs, games, and storytelling to encourage participation from pintsize audience members, fostering a sense of youthful empowerment usually found only in preteen monarchs and omnipotent Star Children. Kids and parents alike are transported to The Wiggles' magical world of Big Red Cars, feather-wielding pirates, and rose-eating dinosaurs, licensing audience members of all ages to be silly and have fun. Concertgoers experience the show safely sequestered in the orchestra level of the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, enjoying a non-naked mole rat's view of onstage frolics and access to smile-feeding aural nourishment.