Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Musicals in Mufti

 

What: Musicals in Mufti

Where: York Theatre Company
             The Theatre at St. Peters
             619 Lexington Avenue
             New York, New York

When:

Big the Musical     A Time for Singing                         Saturday Night                      My Favorite Year
Ended Oct 19      Oct 25-26, Oct 29-31,Nov 1-2      Nov 8-9, Nov 12-16           Dec 5-7

Who: All ages 
(some shows may be more suitable for young children than others; check the York Theatre web-site at http://www.yorktheatre.org/ for further information about any of the above shows)

Our view: Imagine if you could experience theater as intimate as community theater with the talent level of Broadway Theater. Well with Musicals in Mufti you can. Musicals in Mufti are dressed down productions of major musicals that maybe didn't do as well as they should have when the originally ran on Broadway. When we first heard about these hows while we were intrigued, we had our doubts. Shows with very little sets and very little costumes and with the actors actually walking around with scripts in their hands, it doesn't sound very impressive, does it? Well throw any preconceived notions, you may have based on this description right out the window. We can honestly say our experience seeing the Musicals in Mufti production of Big was one of the best theater experiences we  have ever had. First of all these are not second rate productions starring a cast of completely unknowns. Big starred Kerry Butler, well known for such roles as Kyra in Xanadu, Penny in Hairspray, and Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors among other things and John Tartaglia, well known for Avenue Q and the TV show Johnny and the Sprites among other things. While Kerry and John were excellent in their roles (John was particularly believable as a 13 year old trapped in an adult body), the rest of the cast was equally as talented. Also, just because there is not as much movement and major choreography as in a major Broadway production does not mean the cast stands around stiffly in front of microphones reciting their lines. Also, even though the cast carried around scripts, they were all very well prepared and rarely even looked at their scripts. All in all, the show was well acted, well sung and just generally enjoyable. Unfortunately, however, Musicals in Mufti productions have very short runs and the show which we were fortunate enough to see, Big the Musical, has already closed. However, we would definitely recommend seeing one of their shows when and if you have the opportunity, and we would definitely go again ourselves. For the season's schedule of shows see above or go to http://www.yorktheatre.org/ for more information or to find out how to order tickets. We will try to keep you posted as much as we can about future Musicals in Mufti productions.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for more about Musicals in Mufti and their production of Big.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tips for Tuesday - TV Shows

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Me -Today I am recommending Boys Meets World. Boy Meets World is the absolute best show ever except for Girl Meets World and How I Met Your Mother. It is hilarious. I love the acting. I love the storylines. I love everything about it.
Mom- Today I am recommending United Stuff of America. If you like history, you will like this show. If you like interesting artifacts, you will like this show. This show takes seemingly ordinary objects and tells you what they have to do with important people and/or events in American History. In this series, you will learn not only what the object is and its significance in history, but where it is located now, and may be even some other interesting facts. Every episode has a different theme which keeps things from getting boring since they are not constantly covering the same ground. Also, if a topic doesn't interest you one week, maybe the next week's topic will interest you.  Topics covered so far have included shocking crimes, snack food technology, the mob, and presidents. Objects covered have included a ladder used in one of America's most notorious crimes, TV dinners, and a cane that stopped  a  presidential assassination. All in all, it's a fun and engaging show to watch.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To Go Wednesday.


Monday, October 20, 2014

10 Annoying Celebrities

Me - Most annoying celebrities, not wow! Here are five of the most annoying celebrities in no particular order.
1) Justin Bieber - He does not have a good voice. He is always getting into trouble. He sings like a girl and he used to look like a girl. People who get discovered on YouTube should be a little more humble and grateful. I wish he would go back to Canada but then I would feel bad for the Canadians.
2) All of the Kardashians - They are everywhere. They are into everything. They are famous for nothing so what makes them an expert on everything? Why would would you want to take advice from people who are not experts on anything? I don't have anything against their brother, however. He was an okay dancer on Dancing With the Stars. Also, he does not claim to be an expert on everything and stays out of the spotlight more than the rest of them.
3) Bristol Palin - She is also famous for nothing. She's famous just because her mother is famous. All she did was have a baby out of wedlock and that gets her on Dancing With the Stars. If she can be on Dancing With the Stars, for that maybe I can be on Dancing With the Stars for having been in the spelling bee back when I was in 4th grade.
4) Kate Gosselin - She is another person who is famous for having kids. She didn't even get along with her partner Tony on Dancing With the Stars. He is super nice and gets along with everyone.
5)  Erin Andrews - There was no reason to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet on Dancing With the Stars with her. Besides, her voice annoys me.

Mom - Five More Annoying Celebrities
6) Donald Trump - It is okay to not like the President of the United States. However, you should not be disrespectful to the President of the United States. Donald Trump is always being disrespectful to the President and accusing him of things.
7) Kanye West - He is extremely full of himself. I still can't believe what he did to poor Taylor Swift at that award show a few years ago. It is fitting that he is married to a Kardashian because they are equally annoying. How could they saddle their baby with a name like North West? It is enough that she is their child does she have to have a name that is a target for teasing?
8) Miley Cyrus - Never was there anybody who was so anxious to shed their reputation as a a Disney Channel kid. She went from Best of Both Worlds to twerking. It seems like most of what she does is just because she is trying to get attention. Well, there are better ways to get attention.
9) Lindsay Lohan - She was such a cute and talented kid. She had  so much potential. Now, she is more well know for all the trouble she is always getting into than her acting. She could do so much more if she ever really got her life together.
10) Kirstie Alley - I don't care that her weight fluctuates. It annoys me that she waited until Patrick Swayze died to claim that they had an affair while making North and South. Whether they did or didn't is irrelevant. What matters is that he was not around to defend, deny and/or give his side of things. Besides, why do that to his widow?

And that's our view. What celebrity  really annoys you?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Saturday Special - Camden Riversharks Announce 2015 Schedule

 The Camden Riversharks of the Atlantic Baseball League have announced their schedule for the 2015 season. Opening night will be on Friday May 1, 2015 at 7:05 PM. The first 1,000 fans at the opening game will recieve salt and pepper shakers courtesy of Campbells Soup.

Special days planned for the 2015 season include the following:

School Field Trip Games scheduled for:
Monday May 11
Wednesday May 20
Thursday May 28
Friday June 5

Camp Days scheduled for:
Thursday July 23
Wednesday July 29
Monday August 3

Fan Appreciation Weekend:
Friday September 11- Sunday September 13

For further information or to see the complete schedule go to http://riversharks.com/index.cfm.

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Tune in Monday for another Talking Topic.

Brylane Home Jewelry Organizer Giveaway 10/18-11/1

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Open to: US Residents 18+
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Funny Friday - Is it a Boy?

 Me-

We were at a farm and looking at goats. My sister pointed to one and  said "I think that's a  boy because it has a beard so it's a billy goat""Where'd you learn that?" I asked.

"Because Billy's a boy name." she replied.

Mom -

Daddy to 1 year old Melia, "Are you going to have baby boy when you get married?"

Melia "I'm not a boy."


We welcome you to share your funny stories with us. Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.



 
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