Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday SusanSez NYC Walkabouts and Rothschild and Sons

We were give a free Susan Sez Walking Tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: SusanSez NYC Walkabouts

Where: See web-site below for tours available

Who: Ages 8 and up

Mom's view: SusanSez NYC Walkabouts offers food and walking tours all over New York City. Come well rested and come hungry. You will be treated to a fascinating informative belly-filling tour. We participated in a Lower East Side Immigrant Experience Tour which took us from Straus Square at the Intersection of  Broadway, West End Avenue and 106th Street to Katz's Delicatessen at 205 E. Houston Street. However, this is just one of  several tours SusanSez offers, and they also do custom tours. On our tour the sites we saw included The Forward Building, The Essex Street Market and the Hotel Blue Moon. Among  the delicious foods we sampled along they way were knishes, pickles, dumplings, donuts and several different types of candy. We would not recommend one of Susan's tours for young children who will probably get bored or anyone who gets tired easily or has trouble walking long distances. Older children, however, would probably enjoy it especially all the taste testing particularly if they are open to trying new foods. We tried everything and even the pickest eaters in our family had their palates pleased with this tour. For more information or to sign up for one of Susan's tours go to 
http://susansez.com/.
And that's Mom's view. Tune in to tomorrow's Taking Topics post for Melia's view and for more information about some of the tours offered by SusanSez NYC Walkabouts.
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We were given tickets to Rothschild and Sons for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Rothschild and Sons

Where: York Theater 
             Saint Peter's Church
             619 Lexington Avenue
             Between 53rd and 54th
             New York, NY

Who: Ages 13 and above

When: Now through November 8, 2015
Had the opportunity of seeing a reimagined production of the Rothchilds, an off-Broadway production staged at the York Theatre.  Having seen the original on Broadway many years ago starring Hal Linden, my expectations were low.
Wow!  Was I blown away.  With a minimal cast and minimum sets on a small stage I could not have been more wrong. A stellar cast, most playing many parts, wonderful costuming and great staging this show was top-notch.  What could be better than seeing such talent,  hearing a terrific score and being just three rows away from all the action.  Not that you can't see a full blown Broadway show from three rows back ( I wont venture to guess what those tickets would cost), but here you are in an intimate setting and almost feel like you are part of the action.  There was not a weak link in this production.  Starring Robert Cuccioli, from Jekyl and Hyde fame, right on down to those actors making their New York debut, they shined. All-in-all, a great story, beautiful voices, and an afternoon to remember. Do not miss this show.* 
*The above is  a guest post by Harlan T.

For more information or to order tickets go to http://www.yorktheatre.org/rothschild--sons.html

All Rothschild and Son photos by Carol Rosegg

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