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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Giveaway: Win a four pack of tickets to the Harry Potter spoof, Puffs in New York City in the Back to School Giveaway Hop!

 

Welcome to the Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by The Review Wire Media. 

We have joined forces with a group of great bloggers to bring you this opportunity to enter to win amazing prizes!


Off-Broadway's 20at 20 is Back!

20 days, 20 minutes before curtain, $20  tickets!

Just because the summer is ending doesn't mean the fun has to end. After all, there are always nights and weekends. 20at20 provides a way for you to keep the fun going at a great price.  This special twice yearly promotion offers $20 tickets to most shows Off  Broadway for $20 each 20 minutes before curtain time for 20 days. 

It is often easy to find shows for young children. Some that 20at20 offers includes:



The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardobe -
For more about The Lion, The Witch and Wardrobe see our previous posts: Where-To-Go Wednesday: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe or visit www.broadway.com/shows/lion-witch-and-wardrobe




Gazillion Bubble Show 
For more about the Gazillion Bubble Show see our previous posts Where-To-Go Wednesday Gazillion Bubble Show and Gaziilion Bubble Show or visit gazillionbubbleshow.com.

It is easy to find shows for adults. 20at 20 offers plenty of those including:




Avenue Q
For more about Avenue Q see our previous post Theater Thursday - Avenue Q or visit avenueq.com.




Me The People
For more about Me the People see our previous post Theater Thursday - Me The People or visit www.methepeoplemusical.com.

However, sometimes it's hard to find tickets to shows for kids in the middle, tweens, the ones who are not quite little kids and not quite big kids. 20at20 has shows for that age group as well including:

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Puffs 
For more about Puffs see our previous post Theater Thursday - Puffs or visit  www.puffstheplay.com

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That Physics Show
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That Physics Show
For more about That Physics Show see our previous posts Where-To-Go Wednesday: That Physics Show and That Physics Show or visit www.thatphysicsshow.com

Accordingly, for this giveaway we are giving away a family four pack of tickets to a show that will appeal to kids in the middle (and more). Puffs is a hilarious spoof of Harry Potter. Anyone who loves Harry Potter will love this show. For more about Puffs see our previous post Theater Thursday - Puffs or visit www.puffstheplay.com.  For more about 20at20 and/or to find out about other participating shows visit 20at20.com. Enter to win a four pack of tickets to Puffs below and you don't have to have be a tween or even have a tween to enter!

Giveaway Dates 8/16-8/30

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ Worldwide
MUST LIVE IN OR BE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO NYC AREA TO RECEIVE PRIZE*
GIVEAWAY INCLUDES TICKETS ONLY
NO LODGING
NO TRANPORTATION

* Giveaway is transferable but your must provide full name, phone number and e-mail address of person who will be redeeming prize


ARV: $268.00


After you have entered our giveaway, hop around to all the other blogs listed below to see what other great prizes you can enter to win.



Disclaimer: Host and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self-sponsoring bloggers who do not fulfill prize obligations.

Watch for our Hamilton spoof, Spamilton ticket giveaway coming soon!

Where-To-Go Wednesday Eloise at the Museum and Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World

We were given free tickets to the New York Historical Society for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: Eloise at the Museum

Where: The New York Historical Society

When: Now through October 9, 2017

Who: All ages

When: Now through October 9, 2017
  
 
Me - Eloise at the museum was a cool exhibit. The exhibit is at the New York Historical Society though October 9, 2017.  The Exhibit was on the Eloise books, about a little girl named Eloise who lives at the plaza hotel with her Nanny and her dog, Weenie and her turtle, Skipperdee. When I was little I loved reading the books. At the exhibit, there were head sets so that little kids could take an audio tour as they walked around. Near the area where you entered  there were a couple of phones. If you listened to one of the phones you could actually hear talking. It was supposed to be Eloise. You could also listen to a song about Eloise on a record. There was even a picture of Eloise standing on her head in the Museum's elevator. There were also a few Eloise dolls. There were lots of pictures from the books. There was one area with Eloise books and chairs so that little kids could sit down and read some of the books. Little kids would really enjoy this exhibit especially if they like the Eloise books. Over all, Eloise at the museum was a fun Exhibit to go to.
 
 
Mom - A current exhibit at the New York Historical Society celebrates Kay Thompson's beloved children's character Eloise. The exhibit includes everything from books to pictures to dolls and more. This is not just an exhibit for walking around and looking. There are interactive parts to the exhibit as well where you can pick up a phone and hear the voice of Eloise (in this case played by Bernadette Peters) or read Eloise books. The exhibit also celebrates Eloise's creator and you can see a portrait of Eloise with her creator as well as watch the musical number Think Pink from the move, Funny Face in which Kay Thompson portrayed Maggie Prescott.The illustrator of the Eloise books is also represented in this exhibit. In addition to his illustrations for the Eloise books, some of his other illustrations are displayed as well. Little girls that love books and dolls and anyone who loves Eloise will love this exhibit. There is also a wide variety of Eloise merchandise for sale including doll, books and clothing. The exhibit will be open through October 9, 2017.
 
 
 For more information visit nyhistory.org/exhibitions/eloise-museum

For more about Eloise and another location where you can see and/or buy Eloise related merchandise and maybe even attend an Eloise Tea Party go to Where-To-Go Wednesday - Eloise at the Plaza. For more about Hilary Knight see below.
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What: Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World

Where: The New York Library of the Performing Arts
             40 Lincoln Center Plaza
             New York, NY

Who: All ages

When: Now through October 14, 2017
 
 
Me - Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World was very interesting.  The exhibit included pictures drawn by Hilary Knight including pictures of Eloise as well as show posters. There was other stuff too including an outfit with a picture of Eloise and Weenie but not Skipperdee. Most of the items were related to shows or books. There was a picture of a book cover for a book about the Algonquin Cat. For more about the Algonquin cat see our previous post  The Algonquin Hotel.  I especially liked the show posters. There were quite a lot of them. I don't think I saw any of the shows represented in the posters, but I love show posters. They were really colorful and the drawings were pretty. Most other exhibits of Hilary Knight's work I've seen concentrated mostly on his work on the Eloise books. This exhibit, however focuses on all his work. People that like Hilary Knight's work or show posters would love this exhibit. Over all, the Hilary Knight Stage Struck World Exhibit was really fun!
 
 
Mom - In addition to the Eloise exhibit at the New York Historical Society, Hilary Knight illustrator of the Eloise books is also currently the subject of an exhibit at the New York Library for the Performing Arts. In addition to his work on the Eloise books, Knight illustrated other books as well as many theater posters including ones for more well known shows like La Cage Aux Folles and ones for lesser known and/or shorter running shows like Meet Me in St. Louis. He also designed promotional items for shows as well as at least one poster for Broadway Barks. Many of the posters, books and other items are on display at the exhibit and there is even one dress with a portrait of Eloise and her dog. Several self-portraits by the artist are also part of the exhibit. You can also view an interview with Hilary Knight himself. This exhibit would probably not be as interesting to small children as Eloise at the Museum. Older children especially those that love art, theater and/or Eloise would probably enjoy it. The exhibit is completely free and not very big so it shouldn't take that long to go through. Hilary Knight's Stage Struck World will be on display at the New York Library for the Performing Arts through October 14, 2017.
 
 
For more information visit www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/hilary-knights-stage-struck-world.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

Giveaway: Win a Bold Face Custom Backpack in the Wrapping Up Summer Giveaway Hop!


Welcome to the Wrapping Up Summer Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox.com

 

Now, that the summer season is wrapping up and we are heading into fall, we started to gather the things we will need for fall like school supplies. One supply that every child need is a backpack. Most children are excited to pick out a backpack at the beginning of the year, but there is a good chance by the end of the year they are sick of it. What if you could change the picture on your backpack without having to get a new backpack? Now, you can. Bold Face offers backpacks with removable front panels that can be swapped for one another. You can also order custom designed panels. Each backpack comes with one front panel but you can order as many as you want for about $20.00 each. For more about Bold Face backpacks see our previous post Tips for Tuesday: Bold Face Backpacks or visit www.boldfacegear.com. Enter to win a custom Bold Face Backpack, below.

Giveaway Dates 8/16-8/31

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US ONLY

ARV: $49.95


Once you have entered our giveaway, hop around to the other blogs listed below to see what other great prizes you can enter to win.




MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

Giveaway: Win a copy of The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson in the Summer Days Giveaway Hop!



In honor of the Back to School season, we are giving away a book set in a school. The Duke of Bannerman Prep by Katie A. Nelson is about a boy who wins on a scholarship to a prestigious prep school to be a part of the debate team. He is paired up with the mysterious Duke, a boy who seems to have the world at his beck and call. The book is loosely based on the classic novel, The Great Gatsby. For more about The Duke of Bannerman Prep, visit our previous post: Tips for Tuesday: The Duke of Bannerman Prep. Enter to win a copy of the book below:



Giveaway Dates 8/16-8/13

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US ONLY

ARV: $17.99


Once you have enter our giveaway, hop around to the other blogs listed below to see what other great prizes you can enter to win.


Disclaimer: Host and participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors and self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tips for Tuesday - Misc.: YD by Young Dimensions Shoes and Bold Face Backpacks

We may have been given one or more of the products listed below for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

     

Me - Today I am recommending YD by Young Dimension shoes. I like their flat shoes that come decorated with  bows. They come in casual colors like black and white so they go with most outfits They are comfortable as long as you are not doing a ton of walking .Also, they are not too expensive.

 
Mom - Today I am recommending Bold Face Backpacks. They are larger and roomy. They have two large pockets inside, a large outside zip pocket and two side pockets. They have nice wide comfortable shoulder straps. They come with removable front panels so if you get tired of the design, you can just swap it out for another one. Available designs include music and surfing related designs. You can also send in a picture and have a custom design made. Backpacks are available for about $49.95 each additional front panels are available for about $19.95 each. For more information visit www.boldfacegear.com.
    


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

Monday, August 14, 2017

10 Reasons to See RagTag Theatre's Cinderella Now!

We were given tickets to RagTag Theater's Cinderella for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are own.
Me & Mom

Here are 10 reasons to see RagTag Theatre's Cinderella:

1)  It's hilariously funny!

2) It's not like any other version of Cinderella you've ever seen.

3) It's the same Cinderella everyone knows and loves only better.

4) It's a very modernized version of the story of Cinderella.

5) The costumes, props, and sound effects are all great.

6) It teaches a message of how we are all unique and we should celebrate our uniqueness.

7) It's interactive at some points so little kids would really enjoy it, and they might even get to go on stage.

8) It's fun for adults too because it has a lot of references that kids might not get but which will be nostalgic for adults.

9) The theater has raised seating so it is easy to see from any seat.

10) It's a limited run so if you don't see it now who knows when and if you will ever get the chance to see it.

For our previous posts on an earlier version of this show go to Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Commedia Cinderella and The Commedia Cinderella.

Ragtag Theatre's Cinderella is currently playing at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre locate at 2162 Broadway, New York, NY. Peformances are Saturday at 2:30 PM through August 27, 2017.
Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Giveaway: Win a copy of A Beast's Belle in the Clear Your Bookshelf Giveaway Hop!


For our giveaway Says Me Says Mom will be giving away a copy of the book A Beast's Belle, Book One in the Beast and Belle Series by J. Gambardella. The publishing company gave away an e-book of this book in a previous giveaway. Now we will be giving away our review copy of the book. If you like new twists on fairy tales especially if you like more adult versions of them, you will enjoy these new version of the story of Beauty and the Beast. For more about this book, see our previous post: Tips for Tuesday - Books: A Beast's Belle. Enter to win a copy below:

Giveaway dates 8/15/-8/30

Giveaway Open to Age 18+ US ONLY


Once you have entered our giveaway, hop around to all the other blogs listed below to see what other great books, you can enter to win.