Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square and Daddy Long Legs

We were give free tickets to Ripleys Believe It or Not Time Square for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: Ripleys Believe It or Not Times Square

Where: 234 W. 42nd Street
            New York, New York

Who: All ages




Mom's view: Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square has something for everyone. There are human freaks of nature some natural like the world's tallest man and some not like the vampire woman. There are animal freaks of nature, such as, two headed animals and an albino giraffe. There are pictures and other works art of made out of all different objects. They include a portrait of Lincoln made out of pennies, a portrait of John Lennon made out of dog hair, a transformer made out of car parts, and a gorilla made out of tires. There is a whole room of sports objects. There are actual sports related memorabilia, such as, seats from old stadiums, Hall-of-Fame bats, and a jersey signed by by approximately 11 of the 23 baseball pitchers who have thrown perfect games. There are also sports works of art including a portrait of Lou Gehrig made out of the words of his famous speech and a portrait of Yogi Berra made out of rubber stamps.There are amazing historical objects, such as, objects from the Titanic and a piece of the Berlin Wall. There are interactive exhibits although not as many as at some other museums we have been to. The interactive exhibits include a giant operation game, a spinning vortex tunnel and a game that you play using only your mind. There is much more as well. If you are going,  just be aware that there are some areas of the museums that may not be suitable for all especially if members of your party frighten easily. Children who get scared particularly easily may not like the museum at all. For more information about Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square or to purchase tickets on-line (you save 20% by doing so), go to http://www.ripleysnewyork.com/. To find out about other Ripleys Believe It or Not locations go to http://www.ripleys.com/.
    

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We were give ticket to Daddy Long Legs for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: Daddy Long Legs

Where: Davenport Theatre
             354 W. 45th Street
             New York, New York

Who: Teenagers and above

Mom's view : Daddy Long Legs is a musical based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster which was also the basis for the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. It is the story of the orphaned Jerusha Abbott and  the mysterious benefactor known to her only as Daddy Long Legs, who takes it upon himself to pay for her schooling. The story is sweet and tender. However, for those who have short attention spans, this show may not be the right choice because it is a one set, two character play and as the story is told through letters most of the time the characters aren't even talking directly to each other. The show is worth seeing though for the talent of its cast. The acting and singing is good especially that of Megan McGinnis who plays Jerusha. Miss McGinnis has a really sweet voice. The songs are all pretty to listen to although none of them is especially memorable. There is nothing that is particularly objectionable about the story, There are no particularly adults themes and/or bad language or other things like that. However, the show is most likely to be enjoyed by women and teenage girls as well as men that enjoy chick flicks. Boys and very young children of both genders as well as those that do not appreciate a good romantic story may be bored by the show. For more information or to order tickets go to  http://www.daddylonglegsmusical.com/.

And that's our view. Tune in to tomorrow's Talking Topics post for more about Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square.      

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