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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 5/31/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming Events at the Sussex County Miners
Skylands Stadium 
 94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 

School Day
June 1, first pitch at 10:30 a.m. Gates open at 9:35 a.m.
Schools from the surrounding area are welcome to bring their students out for a field trip to a Miners game. High School business classes can arrive at 9 a.m. for an inside look at working for a professional baseball team.

Little League Days
June 8-10, first pitches at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
Little Leagues that sign up will have the opportunity to fundraise for their leagues and will be able to partake in the on-field pregame ceremony and parade. Little Leagues that sign up may purchase tickets for a discounted rate of $5 and re-sell them for the regular price of $10.

International Series
June 15-17, first pitches at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:05 p.m The Miners will welcome the Shikoku Island League All-Stars, an independent league all-star team from Japan, for a three-game series at Skylands Stadium.

Father’s Day
June 21, first pitch at 2:05 p.m. Gates open at 1:05 p.m.
Fathers will have the opportunity to play catch with their children on the field after the game.

Boy Scout Sleepover
June 27, first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6:05 p.m.
 Boy Scouts troops that sign up will have the opportunity to camp out on the field after the game and watch a movie on the videowall. Breakfast will be provided for the scouts in the morning, courtesy of the Miners. Prior to the movie and sleepover, there will be postgame fireworks.

For more information or to order tickets  click here
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Upcoming at the  Camden Riversharks
Campbell's Field
401 N. Delaware
Camden, NJ

This year’s Riversharks Irish Heritage Night is Thursday, June 4th at 7:05 pm.  Join in the celebration which will include Irish food, dancing, music, and more!

There are many different ways that you can save on tickets to this special theme night! 

Tickets start as low as $5 and can be purchased online using the code “Irish
100 level tickets can be purchased for just $8 using the code “Irish100”.  
Click HERE to purchase tickets using any of the group codes.

At Irish Heritage Night, the Riversharks and Liberty Travel will be making a special announcement to introduce their Ireland Trip Giveaway! The giveaway will run throughout the season, and the winner will be announced on the final game of the season. Be sure you are there for Irish Heritage Night to receive all of the details and fill out an entry form!
  
There will also be a new green Riversharks Irish hat that will be available for sale in the team store.  You can come prepared for the game by buying the hat ahead of time using the code “IrishCombo" online.  This code will get you both the new hat as well as a 100 level game ticket for only $20.

Click HERE for more information on Irish Heritage Night.  For additional information, contact Mark Schieber at mschieber@riversharks.com or 856-583-0031.
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Short Play Festival, Only in New York
  
 Where:  Players Theatre
                115 MacDougal
                New York, New York

When: June 4 -21
              
15 Play 3 Weeks
Each week a cash prize is awarded based on theatre professionals and audience vote.  

WEEK ONE: June 4 - 7
Aubergine by Thomas Block
Over Heard by Lilly Bolton
Snitch by Patrick Blake
The Accident by Phil Way
Once Upon A Sofa by Anne V Grob
 
 

WEEK TWO: June 11-14
Talks of the Town by Patrick McEvoy
Paper Wedding Ring by Matt Andrade
Measuring Up by Constance George
The Poor Door by Leonard Goodisman
Cattle Call by Michael Long

WEEK THREE: June 18 - 21
Benjamin Framelin's Frame Shop by Sharifa Williams
TED Talks NY by Sarah Fearon
Petting Zoo Story by Anna Nicholas
Scoot Over by Eli Newman
Which Doctor by Michael Smith


Tickets $30
Special Offer $25
(use code ptnews)

Buy Tickets Now!
by phone 212-352-3101

For more info visit: www.shortplaynyc.com
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 Upcoming Events at iPlay America
   
June 6, 2015 — Cimorelli — 5  p.m.
 iPlay America’s Event Center. This unique group of six sisters is preparing to release its debut album in 2015.  Cimorelli comprises Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani Cimorelli who gained a following of more than 2 million fans on YouTube over the last several years.

General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets are $75 and  include:
                                                  
a meet and greet with the group
a ticket to the show,
                                                          a post-show backstage pass
                                                                      an event poster
                                                            and a $10 iPlay game card
 

June 7 — MattyB — 3 p.m. 

Since starting his music career at age 7, MattyBRaps (Matthew David Morris) has amassed more than a billion video views and more than 2.5 million YouTube subscribers. Although MattyB started on YouTube, many TV shows, radio stations, websites, magazine have featured him and his music.

Sunday — June 14 — The  Laurie Berkner Band LIVE! — Noon and 4 p.m.
General admission tickets are $27.50.
Reserved seating tickets are $35.
VIP tickets are $75 and include:
                                                 premium tickets
                                                 a meet-and-greet and photo opportunity with the band

For more information or to order tickets go to: http://www.iplayamerica.com/
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News from Michelle Tabnick Communications

  New York Theater Ballet Presents Carnival of the Animals 
Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, NYC. 
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm
Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 11am, 1pm and 3:30pm

Tickets are $35 for children, $40 for adults. Single tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, and subscriptions can be purchased by submitting an order form to admin@nytb.org.  For more information, visit http://www.nytb.org/calendar-and-tickets/view/Carnival-of-the-Animals.

In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live more or less peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in, and then the fun begins!  Choreography by Beth Storey Taylor. The performance will feature live music, with four hands on one piano.
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 OPERA SARATOGA AND WORDS AFTER WAR JOINTLY PRESENT
WRITING WORKSHOP FOR CIVILIANS, VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE LONG WALK OPERA

JULY WORKSHOP WILL BE TAUGHT BY AWARD WINNING AUTHORS
BRIAN CASTNER AND MATT GALLAGHER


Opera Saratoga, in partnership with the literary organization Words After War, will present a writing workshop to civilians, veterans and military families on July 11 and July 12, 2015 at The New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, NY. The two-day event will be held in conjunction with the world premiere of The Long Walk, by Composer Jeremy Howard Beck and Librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. The opera is based upon the critically acclaimed memoir of war and homecoming by Brian Castner.
The two-day intensive writing workshop will focus on stories of the military, conflict, and coming ts. home from overseas. Authors Brian Castner and Matt Gallagher will guide participants through multiple writing and feedback sessions. The Long Walk is a deeply personal exploration of Castner's return from Iraq where he served as an officer in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit and his battle with what he calls "the Crazy" as he tried to reintegrate into his family life upon returning from the war. After leaving the active military, Castner became a consultant and contractor, training Army and Marine Corps units prior to their tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. His writing has appeared in a number of national and regional publications, including Wired, The New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Publisher's Weekly, and Garry Trudeau's The Sandbox anthology. Matt Gallagher, the workshop co-presenter, is the author of the Iraq memoir Kaboom and co-editor of, and contributor to, the short fiction collection Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War. He holds an FA in fiction from Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn. His novel Youngblood is forthcoming from Atria/Simon & Schuster. Both authors will provide feedback and guidance to the participants.

All civilians, veterans, military spouses, gold star children, as well as those currently serving on active, reserve or guard duty are eligible to participate. Those wishing to apply should provide two pieces of fiction, nonfiction or memoir (no more than 10,000 words total) that they wish to workshop as part of the class, as well as a short statement of purpose (no more than 250 words), explaining who they are and why they wish to participate. Deadline for applications is June 19, 2015. Space is limited to 16 students, who will be notified immediately if they have been accepted. The workshop is provided at no cost to those selected. Applications should be submitted to: info@wordsafterwar.org

Workshop participants will be expected to submit their work for feedback, and to spend time outside of class closely reading their colleagues' work in preparation for each session. In addition, workshop participants will be provided with tickets for the opera adaptation of The Long Walk presented by Opera Saratoga, on either July 10th or July 13th, based on their personal availability. 

WORKSHOP TIMES/DATES:
Saturday, July 11 - 10:00am to 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, July 12 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

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 LABA: Laboratory for Jewish Culture and
Yehuda Hyman/Mystical Feet Company

present the World Premiere of
THE MAR VISTA
 
June 11 - 14, 2015
 as part of  National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's KulturfestNYC


Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8pm
Friday, June 12, 2015 at 8pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8pm


The World Premiere of THE MAR VISTA, a dance/theater work written and choreographed by Yehuda Hyman in collaboration with the Mystical Feet Company (Ron Kagan, Dwight Kelly, Amanda Schussel and Hyman), will be presented at The Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, from June 11 - 13, 2015 at 8pm and June 14, 2015 at 3pm and 7pm, as part of NYTF's KulturfestNYC. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22.50 at the door. Tickets are available at 646-395-4310 or www.labajournal.com/2014/12/mar-vista/.

THE MAR VISTA is a fractured memoir about an American Jewish family. Taking place over a span of almost 100 years, THE MAR VISTA weaves together dance, gesture, spoken word, improvisation and ritual to tell a comical/tragical fragmented narrative about Hyman's parents.

"Mar Vista" is Spanish for "view of the sea." It is also the name of the Los Angeles neighborhood where Hyman grew up, a working class area on the Westside that had a high population of World War II and Korean War veterans and their families, many of whom bought their homes with the help of GI loans. The neighborhood's name held within it a promise of views of the Pacific Ocean for all.  Unfortunately, the Hyman's small house was at the bottom of a big hill, which blocked his family's view. In this lyrical and quirky new work, Hyman attempts to climb that hill and witness the sea below.

THE MAR VISTA is performed in three parts:
Part 1:  Hamsa, is a solo performed by Hyman, which deals with curses, Passover, the 10 plagues and the story of his father.
Part 2:  Leaning Into Moisture, a duet for Hyman and Amanda Schussel about his mother and her forbidden wartime romance in Istanbul.
Part 3:  Cincinnati, takes place in Cincinnati, 1951 on the night that Hyman's father proposed to his mother - in a hurry.

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News from O & M Co.

Roger Rees on Leave From Broadway Musical, The Visit

Roger Rees has taken a leave of absense from the Broadway Musical, The Visit for medical reasons. Tom Nelis steps into the role of Anton Schell opposite Chita Riveria as Claire Zanchannassian.
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New Block of Tickets Available for 12-time Tony Award Nominated 
New Musical, Fun Home

NOW ON SALE THROUGH JANUARY 3, 2016

For more information go to www.funhomebroadway.com
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National Tours Announced 
A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder
Tour will launch in September 2015
Tour stops will include:
                                         Los Angeles
                                         Chicago
                                         San Francisco
                                         Dallas
                                         Washington DC
                                         Toronto
                                         Las Vegas
                                         and more


A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder First National Tour Schedule is as follows:

                DATES                CITY                                     VENUE
                9/19/15 – 9/26/15             Schenectady, NY              Proctors Theatre
                9/29/15 – 10/11/15           Chicago, IL                          Bank of America Theatre
                10/13/15 – 10/18/15        Durham, NC                       Durham Performing Arts Center
                10/20/15 – 10/25/15        Tampa, FL                          Straz Center
                11/3 /15– 11/15/15            Cleveland, OH                   Playhouse Square
                11/17/15 – 11/22/15          Pittsburgh, PA                   Benedum Theater
                12/1/15 – 12/27/15           San Francisco, CA             Golden Gate Theatre
                1/5/16 – 1/10/16                Minneapolis, MN             State Theatre
                1/13/16 – 1/30/16             Washington, D.C.             Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater
                2/2/16 – 2/7/16                 Des Moines, IA                  Des Moines Civic Center
                2/9/16 – 2/14/16               Memphis, TN                     Orpheum Theatre
                2/16/16 – 2/28/16             Denver, CO                         Buell Theatre
                3/1/16 – 3/6/16                  Salt Lake City, UT            Kingsbury Hall
                3/8/16 – 3/13/16               Las Vegas, NV                   The Smith Center for Performing Arts
                3/15/16 – 3/20/16             Tempe, AZ                          ASU Gammage
                3/22/16 – 5/1/16               Los Angeles, CA                Ahmanson Theatre
                5/4/16 – 5/15/16               Houston, TX                       Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
                5/18/16 – 6/26/16             Toronto, ON                       Royal Alexandra Theatre
                7/12/16 – 7/31/16             Seattle, WA                        The 5th Avenue Theatre

Gentleman’s Guide tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.
For more information go to  www.agentlemansguidebroadway.com 

Fun Home

Tour will launch in the 2016-2017 season.

Fun Home introduces is about Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family. It is about seeing your your parents through grown-up eyes.

For more information go to www.funhomebroadway.com
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Fuerza Bruta teams up with Webster Hall for Summer DJ Nights

Summer DJ nights started this past Friday, May 29. They will be held following every late night Friday performance this summer at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E. 15th Street, NYC).  The DJs will be hand selected by Webster Hall, and will play a special extended 20-30 minute dance set during the performance. Admission to Webster Hall is free to all Fuerza Bruta ticket holders on the night they attend the performance, so they can continue the party at the official Fuerza Bruta after party location.
  
Tickets for Fuerza Bruta are now on sale for $75-89/
They  can be purchased online by visiting www.FuerzaBrutaNYC.com, or by calling 212-239-6200
For all performances, thirty rush tickets will be made available for $20 each at the box-office two hours before show (cash only). 
Group tickets may be purchased by calling 646-688-5715, or by contacting groups@brierpatch.nyc.
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for another Talkng Topic.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Saturday Special - Hazel: A Musical Maid in America

I (the Mom half of Says Me Says Mom) was given tickets to an Equity Lab production of Hazel Maid in America. Any and all opinions expressed here are completely my own based on my experience.
 
Shirley Booth (above) starred in the TV series Hazel from 1961-1966    

What: Hazel: A Musical Maid in America

Where: The Lyric Theatre Performance Spaces
           43rd Street
           New York, New York

When: May 28 and 29, 2015

My view: Whether you remember the old TV series Hazel or not, the show Hazel: A Musical Maid in America is a  delight. The story is entertaining. The music is pretty. While I did not leave the theater humming any of it, it still was enjoyable to listen to during the course of the show. Klea Blackhurst, who played the title role in this version, as well as in  a previous industry presentation that took place in 2014, gives the role a lot of heart. From what I recall of the few episodes of the old TV series that I remember seeing in syndication, Shirley Booth's Hazel could be a bit pushy and a bit of a know-it-all. Ms. Blackhurst's portrayal is much softer around the edges. She is still wiser than everybody around her but she shows it in much subtler ways. That makes the character in this version even more likable than she was on the TV show. The rest of the cast was equally suited to their parts and enjoyable in their roles including a few who stepped into the roles at the last minute as replacements. The show with a book by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel and lyrics by Chuck Steffan was directed by Lucie Arnaz with energetic choreography  by Chet Walker.  All in all, it is a really fun show and if you ever have an opportunity to see it, I would highly recommend it particularly if Klea Blackhurst is playing the title role.

And that's my view. Tune in tomorrow for the Sunday Scoop.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Funny Friday - Take Me Out to the Ball Game


Me-

I used to think the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game went like this "Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the crowd. I don't care if I have to come back."

Mom -

When Melia was little, one day she asked me "Mommy, can you take me out to the ball game?"


We welcome you to share your funny stories with us.

Tune in Sunday for this week's Sunday Scoop.

photo credit: Mike Gallic via photopin (license)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Monthly Mash-up for May, 2015: Me: Gossip Girl/ Mom: Melissa McCarthy

Me - My topic for this month is Gossip Girl. I started watching the TV series Gossip Girl on Netflix a few months ago. I had been thinking about starting it for a year then I finally got around to it.  I decided I might as well try it because if I don't like it I can always stop watching it. It's got a good cast at least, the two main girls. The rest I'd never heard of, but they're still really good actors.  I became obssessed with the show so fast. It's such a great show. There is so much drama and romance and friendship. It is so great! I starting read the Gossip Girl books too. So far, I am not liking them that much. They are really different than the show, and I have grown to love the show so much.

Mom - My topic for this month is the dumbing down of Melissa McCarthy. So many larger women get relegated to the goofy fat girl role. However, it wasn't always like that for Melissa McCarthy. Before Bridesmaids, she played a number of smart roles where her size wasn't necessarily an issue including on Mike and Molly when it originally went on the air. She was a real role model for women of a certain size everywhere. Then, Bridesmaids came along, and it was a big hit. It might have seemed like it was a great thing for Melissa McCarthy and her career, but I don't really think so. Suddenly. instead of mostly doing roles that were size blind, she was mostly pigeonholed into the stereotypical goofy fat girl role she had previously often been able to successfully avoid. Even Mike and Molly was re-written to portray her character more like this. Occasionally she is still able to overcome the stereotype, and she is able to portray a role that is more worthy of her talents like her role in the movie St. Vincent. However. for the most part it seems like her career has taken a step backward instead of a step forward.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Where-To-Go Wednesday - The Visit

We were given free tickets to The Visit. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own based on our experience.
What: The Visit

Where: Lyceum Theatre
             149 W. 45th Street
             New York, New York

Who: Ages 16 and up

Our view: If you are looking for a light happy musical, this is not it. If you want the opportunity to see Chita Rivera, one of the stage's greatest actresses, in her most recent Tony nominated role, this is the show for you. If you are looking to see Ms Rivera's famous dancing skills just be aware she only does a little bit of dancing here. She is after all in her 80s. However, considering that she still acts, sings, and even dances a little bit as if she was in her prime, and it is still a thrill to see her on stage. The show is also worth seeing because it is the last collaboration of the famous song writing duo of John Kander and Fred Ebb. It is not, however, their best work. Although it can be said that most if not all of their shows have had a dark edge to them, Kander and Ebb shows have previously dealt with such subjects as murderers, Nazis, and prisoners, this show is the darkest of all their shows. In most of their other shows there were some lighter and even comical elements. This show, however,  is particularly dark, and there are no light or comical elements to it at all.  We definitely wouldn't recommend it for children not even tweens or young teens. The score is not Kander and Ebb's best either. Although some of the songs including "You, You, You." and "Yellow Shoes" were not bad. Most of the songs were not that memorable.   For more information about The Visit or to buy tickets go to thevisitmusical.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for the monthly Mash-up.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Giveaway - Win a $120.00 credit for Wall Decals!




Together with a great group of  other bloggers, we are bring you this exciting chance to win a credit for wall decals. This opportunity is sponsored by Evgie Wall Decals and hosted by SavingYouDinero.com.  See below for more information about this giveaway.

Is it time to change up the look of a room in your house? Painting can be very expensive and so much work. Why not change the look of a room with wall decals. They come in a huge variety of shapes and styles and they make a room look like you hired a professional to decorate.

Evgie is a great place to find wall decals. Here are a few of the most popular options. Their vinyl decals are made from high quality matte (made in Germany) vinyl which looks like it is painted on the wall. It is removable, so it's simple to transform any room over and over again. Just peel and stick, it's so easy! They will apply to most smooth surfaces. It's also removable and won't damage walls!

Check out some of our favorite designs!

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This event is brought to you by Evgie Wall Decals and SavingYouDinero.com. Blogger is not responsible for fulfilling the prize.

Tips for Tuesday - Apps., Web-Sites or YouTube Channel: Cameron Dallas and Trivia Crack

This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase, we may be compensated.
CAMERON DALLAS
Today I am recommending Cameron Dallas. He makes funny videos.  He is also very very cute. If you are a tween or  a teen you will be in love with him. Even if he wasn't so cute, his YouTube channel would still be entertaining because it's that funny.
Today I am recommending Trivia Crack. Trivia Crack is a really fun trivia game. Trivia Crack is a like a combination of Trivial Pursuit and a video game. In fact, it is the most like trivial pursuit of any trivia app I have seen. Like Trivial Pursuit  you answer questions in six different categories: geography, history, art & literature, science & technology, entertainment, and sports. Also like in Trivial Pursuit you earn pieces although here they are called characters. In Trivia Crack, however you don't roll and choose where to go, you spin the wheel and chance decides what category you will have to answer a question in. Also, in Trivia Crack when you have earned all your characters you win, while in Trivial Pursuit you first have to make it to the center of the board and answer another question to win. Also, in Trivia Crack unlike in Trivial Pursuit, you have the opportunity to steal characters from your opponent. Another difference is that in Trivia Crack  like in video games, you have the opportunity to earn power-ups. Power-ups will you help you get correct answers to hard questions. In Trivial Pursuit, unless you are playing as part of a team you are on your own and there is no way to get help answering questions. All in all, Trivia Crack like Trivial Pursuit is a really fun game for trivia addicts.

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mom time and Dad time


Melia- Parents, wow! My Mom is one of my favorite people in the world. I am closer to her than to anyone else in my family. I like to hang out with my Mom. We talk and watch movies and do surveys and blog together. My Mom is my best buddy. We sometimes like to go to lunch and a movie together. Usually every year, we go to at least one Broadway show or concert together. We have seen Annie, Xanadu and two Glee concerts. I always enjoy Mom time. It is so much fun to be able to relax with someone you love. My Dad and I are not as close as my Mom and I. However, I do have fun with my Dad too, and I love him too. We like to watch How It's Made. We like to go  out to eat together. We used to like to go camping. Aurella came with us camping too. We like to act silly. My Dad likes to tease me and annoy me. He likes to stick his finger in my ear. I like to bake with my Dad. When I was little we took cooking class together. I also took lots of classes with my Mom when I was little like Let's Explore, and Gymboree and Storytime a the library. I love spending time with my Mom or my Dad, and I also, love spending time with them both together.


Mom - My Mom and I have definitely gotten closer since I have gotten older, and I got married and had kids of my own. When I was younger, I remember going shopping with her a lot. My girls and I still go shopping with her sometimes. In fact, I think Melia prefers going shopping with my Mom to going shopping with me. I also remember watching TV with Mom especially those made for TV movies. My Dad was always coming in  in the middle or at the end of the movie and asking a lot of questions. It used to drive my Mom crazy, but I didn't mind answering his questions. My Dad and I were very close when I was younger. We were in the community theater together. My Mom was in the community theater too, but she didn't act in the shows so she didn't have to be there as much until the end. Even when I wasn't in the show I always liked going to rehearsals a lot with my Dad and hanging around. We were always going to see other community's theater productions too. Whenever my Mom didn't want to go I went with my Dad. I can't tell you how many bad community theater productions I have seen over the years. Of course, not all of them were bad. In fact, some were very good. However, it would have to be an amazing once in a lifetime production to get me to see another production of some of the shows I have seen over and over again during those years, shows like Oliver or Fiddler on the Roof. My Dad was always the fun one. The one who played with us. My Mom was more serious. If you had a problem you needed to be solved, you would go to her. I have always been somewhat close to both of my parents I never went through a period in my life when I didn't want to associate with them.

And that's our view. What do you like to do with your parents or what do your kids like to do with you?

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