Alert the Kiddos – Yo Gabba Gabba is Coming to Town

By Rachel Michelin

With kids, you tend to go to events that you never thought you would attend. I remember a few years ago (before my husband and I had our daughters) we were at Esquire Grill and ran into some friends – they were on their way to see Dora the Explorer. As we enjoyed our martinis and quiet dinner, we never imagined a few short years later that would be us, but now it is.

When my youngest turned three, we took her to her first Wiggles event at Arco. To our surprise it was a lot of fun and we took her the following year. She absolutely LOVED watching, as she puts it, “the Wiggles Live on Stage,” and I think it added to her love of theater. Since then she has gone on to bigger shows, including the Lion King and Little House on the Prairie, both of which ran at the Sacramento Community Theater. I really believe that her love of the theater started by watching that first show and seeing what it was like to see someone “live on stage.”

Now I am the mom of a two year old, and when you have two kids the guilt factor never leaves. Even though my two year old has no idea that her older sister saw the Wiggles twice in a live show, mommy knows, and I feel like I have to keep the playing field fair.

I was THRILLED when a girlfriend of mine from LA let me know that Yo Gabba Gabba is going to be at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium this Thursday, November 18 with a 3pm and 7pm show.

There are few shows that can keep my two year olds attention…and this happens to be one of them so I am so excited to take her. Tickets are on sale now at and at the Community Theater Box Office and $1.00 from each ticket goes to support our local Habitat for Humanity.

I am such a huge believer in exposing my girls to the arts and even though we may think that a show with an orange host and five unique characters is not “theater” – to my little one it is the first step to developing an appreciation of the arts. I remember fondly our first trip to the Wiggles without little then three year old. I remember how her eyes lit up as she watched the lights come on, how she danced in the aisle to “Mash Potato.” Little did I know three short years later she would be performing and mommy would be watching her “live on stage” in the Great Cookie War. I guess I have the Wiggles to thank for that and next week I am sure Yo Gabba Gabba and their crew will work their magic on my younger one. She is already truing out to be a great singer and I am sure in a few short years I will be cheering her on as well.

Hope to see you next week at the show!!

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