We are a mother and daughter who both love to write. We decided to start this blog so we could spend time together doing something
we both love and share it with you. We specialize in reviewing fun places to go and fun things to do, but we talk a little bit about everything.
We would love to hear your views too.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Funtivity Friday - Science Experiment - Can You Make Ice in A Bag?

Aurella was wondering if you could make ice in a plastic bag so we decided to do an experiment. We got a plastic bag, and we filled it with water. Then, we stuck it in the freezer over night.

This was our result:


So, the answer is yes - you can make ice in a bag!

Tune in tomorrow for a Saturday Special.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Theater Thursday - Lonesome Blues

We were given free tickets to Lonesome Blues for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


What: Lonesome Blues

Where:The York Theater Company at Saint Peter's
            619 Lexington Avenue
            (entrance on 54th St,)
            New York, NY

Who: Recommended for 13 and Up

When: Through July 1, 2018



Mom's view - Lonesome Blues is a one man show about the legendary bluesman, Blind Lemon Jefferson. It has been condensed down to a one man show from several previous incarnations of a similiar show. If you love the blues and Blind Lemon Jefferson in particular, you will really enjoy this show. Quite a lot of Blind Lemon Jefferson's music is sampled in this show. If you are interested in the history of the Blues and particularly about Blind Lemon Jefferson's life, you will also really enjoy this show although it should be noted that the show was put together with what the authors could find out about the artist's life, and the record was sketchy and may not be completely accurate. If you want to see a tour de force performance by an artist, you also may enjoy this show as Akin Babatunde completely inhabits the character of Blind Lemon Jefferson from start to finish. However, if you are not interested in these things, you may not enjoy this show. It can feel rather long and tedious at times especially for anyone who is not really a fan of the blues. I definitely would not recommend it for children or anyone who has trouble sitting for a long time. It is doubtful that this show is going to turn anyone into a blues fan, but if you are a blues fan already this is the show for you.



And that's Mom's view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtivity Friday plus a giveaway!

Photo credits: All Lonesome Blues production photos by Carol Rosegg

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Where- To-Go Wednesday - Tony Poster Exhibit at Sofitel New York


What: Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo Exhibit

Where: Sofitel New York
              45 W. 44th St.
              New York. NY

Who: All ages

When: Through June 30. 2018
           

Mom - Every year the Tony's seems to have a hotel partner, and every year that hotel seems to have a Tony related exhibit. This year the hotel is Sofitel New York and the exihibit consists of theater posters created by Frank "Fraver" Verlizzo. Fraver has created over 3000 Broadway posters covering Broadway, Off Broadway and even overseas productions over the course of his long career. He currently has a new book available regarding his long time working in the theater called Fraver by Design 5 Decades of Theatre Art From Broadway, Off-Broadway and Beyond. The exhibit at Sofitel includes 39 of Fravers most iconic works including his posters for Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Follies as well as actual Tony posters from three different years. The exhibit is located on the walls of the lobby of the hotel and is completely free and open to the public. It is not a very big exhibit and is not worth going out of your way for, but if you are going to be in the area and you have some time to kill, it is a fun exhibit to check out.




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

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tips for Tuesday - Movies: Alex & Me With a Chance to Win Your Own Copy of This Movie!

We were given a copy of Alex & Me for free for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.


Mom's view: Alex & Me is a sweet inspirational movie about a girl named Reagan. She only wants to play soccer. One day she gets a bump on the head, and begins to think that her poster of Alex Morgan, the champion soccer player, has come to life and is giving her soccer tips. This inspires her to join a soccer team.This engaging story not only provides a good lesson about preserverance and working to attain your goals, it does so in a fun way. In a lot of ways the story might not be the most original in the world, but that doesn't make it any less entertaining. This is definitely a movie you will want your daughter to see, but it can be enjoyed by anyone. This film is available on DVD and digitally. You can also enter to win a copy below:*

Giveaway Dates 6/19/18 - 6/26/18

Giveaway Open to Ages 18+ US



Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

More Theater Monday - Desperate Measures

We were given free tickets to Desperate Measures for review purposes. Any and all opinons expressed here are our own.


What: Desperate Measures

Where: New World Stages
             340 W. 50th St.
             New York, NY

Who: Teens and Up



Me - Desperate Measures was a way less confusing, way more condensed version of Measure for Measure. It is also less boring, way funnier, and a lot more fun to watch. The plot was interesting. The characters were mostly likeable. They were all really amusing. I really liked the songs. They were really catchy. They stayed in my head after the show especaily one called "Just For You." I can't wait to get the CD when it comes out! The set was cool! It made it look like the old West. The costumes were nice. There were some really pretty wedding dresses. At a couple of  points in the show, they came into the audience. Once they were standing right in front of us. It was exciting because it felt like we were right in the middle of the action. The acting was spectacular! The singing was wonderful! I really loved this show!



Mom - Desperate Measures was a terrific show when it premiered at the York Theater this past fall. Now that it has reopened at New World Stage with most of the cast intact, it has not lost anything. It is still a delightfully entertaining show full of hysterical moments, amusing characters and great catchy songs that will actually stick in your head after you've left the theater. Even if you don't like Shakespeare (the show is based on his Measure for Measure), even if you don't like Westerns (the show is set in the old west), you will still enjoy this very funny show. It is not a good show for young children due to the subject matter but for anyone else who just wants to relax, have a good time, forget their troubles for a while, and have a good laugh, this show is a great choice. For more, see my original review Theater Thursday: Desperate Measures at the York Theatre.



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

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Scoop Week of 6/17/18 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming at State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Grease Sing-A-long and Terry Fator


Thursday June 21, 8:00 PM
Sing-A-Long Grease
40th Anniversary

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/sing-a-long-grease

Friday June 22, 8:00 PM
Terry Fator

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stnj.org/event/terry-fator
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Upcoming at Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 

The Merry Wives of Windsor

June 22 - July 1

This year Shakespeare's 70 will present William Shakespeare's only true farce.  In this classic comedy, the rotund and rambunctious Falstaff decides to seduce both Mistress Page and Mistress Ford, respectable married women of Windsor, in the hopes that he can improve not only his love life, but his wallet.  But the ladies see right through his plots, and form a few plots of their own. Mischief and hysteria follow, with lovers and lechers chasing after what they truly desire.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 
www.kelseyatmccc.org/Merry%20Wives%20of%20Windsor.shtml
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Upcoming at Feinstein's/54 Below
254 W. 54th St.
Cellar
New York, NY

Saturday June 23, 9:30 PM 
Robbie Rozelle: Bustin' Out 
On Pride Weekend

Saturday June 23, 11:30 PM
Boy Bands vs. Girl Groups

Sunday June 24, 7:00 PM
Sondheim Unplugged

Sunday June 24, 9:30 PM
Burning Bright: Queer 
Torch Songs on Pride Weekend, A Drag Cabaret 
Benefittting the NYC Gay Men's Choir

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 54below.com/calendar/?month=June+2018
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Upcoming at Merkin Concert Hall
129 W. 67th
New York, NY

65th Annual Ole Bull
Summer Awards Concert

Sunday June 24, 4:00 PM

Honoring the Winners of the 2017 Galeton, PA, Ole Bull Music Festival, the Inez Bull and Ole Bull Scholarship Recipients and select Students of South Valley Arts, East Orange, NJ.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/65th-annual-ole-bull-summer-awards-concert
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The Tenth Annual Jimmy Awards
Awards showcase features performances by 80 student participants representing 40 organizations across the U.S.

Tony Award® Winner Laura Benanti will host the presentation which will take place on Monday, June 25th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

The 10th annual Jimmy® Awards ceremony will be streamed Live in its entirety on Facebook with support from 2017 Tony Award winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen and Wells Fargo. Apples and Oranges Arts is the livestream and video production partner. The livestream will also include special content for those watching online.

For more about participating organizations and their nominees, visit jimmyawards.com/winners-and-nominees/2018-jimmy-awards/nominees.
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PR Firm Roundup


News from Karen Greco PR


Wednesday, June 20 – Saturday, June 30

Plano written by Will Arbery, directed by Taylor Reynolds

With Brendan Dalton, Crystal Finn, Susannah Flood, Ryan King, Cesar J. Rosado, Miriam Silverman and more

Schedule: Monday – Saturday at 8 PM

Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Let’s talk about family nightmares. I mean, uh, memories

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thewildproject.com.

The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.
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News from Lincoln Center


Tickets on Sale Now
To Kill A Mockingbird
Lincoln Center Theater

Since its publication in 1960, Harper Lee’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD has won the Pulitzer Prize, has been made into a classic film, has sold more than 45 million copies and has never been out of print, is the second best-selling book in the world (after the Bible), has been translated into 40 languages, and has remained one of the most influential and beloved books of modern American literature. And yet the story has never come to Broadway – until now. The brilliant writer, Aaron Sorkin (Academy Award winner for The Social Network and multiple Emmy Award winner for “The West Wing”), has adapted the book into a new play, working hand-in-hand with Tony-winning director, Bartlett Sher

The enduring story of racial injustice and childhood innocence centers on one of the most beloved and admired characters in American literature, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch (Jeff Daniels). The unforgettable cast of players includes Atticus’s daughter Scout (Celia Keenan-Bolger), her brother Jem (Will Pullen), their visiting friend Dill (Gideon Glick), and their mysterious neighbor, the reclusive Arthur “Boo” Radley (Danny Wolohan).  The  other indelible residents of Maycomb, Alabama will be brought to life on stage by LaTanya Richardson Jackson (as the Finch’s housekeeper, Calpurnia),  Dakin Matthews (as Judge Taylor), Stark Sands (playing prosecutor Horace Gilmer), Fred Weller and Erin Wilhelmi (as Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella Ewell), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (playing Tom Robinson). 

Written during the early stages of the Civil Rights Movement — at a time when Jim Crow laws were still in effect in many Southern states — TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD holds up a mirror to the ingrained culture of racism in the Deep South. Almost sixty years later the story still resonates deeply.


Previews begin Thursday, November 1
at the Shubert Theatre


For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.lct.org/shows/kill-mockingbird
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Thursday, June 21 - FREE - at 7:30 pm
Atrium 360°
France Rocks Festival: Elida Almeida
Winner of Radio France International’s Prix Découvertes in 2015, Elida Almeida is a fresh new Cape Verdean voice on the world music scene. Born on the island of Santiago and raised on Maio, she developed her vocal techniques with simple church singing while she helped her mother sell fruits and vegetables at local markets. A determined woman and committed champion of the right to education, Almeida left the rural world to write her love and protest songs. Blending Cape Verdean beats with warm vocals and a fiery joie de vivre, Almeida has become a celebrated presence at world music venues across Europe, Africa, and North America.
Presented in collaboration with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Bureau Export, and the France Rocks Festival
David Rubenstein Atrium, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage (Broadway bet. 62nd & 63rd St.)
FREE Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including program updates, visit LincolnCenter.org/Atrium.
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News from Michelle Tabnick PR

BE THE POWER BEHIND THE INSITU SITE-SPECIFIC DANCE FESTIVAL - VOLUNTEER!

On-site volunteers are indispensable to the success of INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival. The Festival comes to life through the support and cooperation of our small organizing team, community and parks partners, advisory board and corps of more than 100 on-site volunteers. Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed to help with a variety of important tasks,represent the Festival and its mission to the community, and help spread the vibrancy of the arts and raise the level of cultural awareness in Queens.

All volunteers will receive:
  • INSITU 2018 T-SHIRT and TOTE BAG designed by Festival designer Cstudio
  • Special BROWN BAG LUNCH prepared by COFFEED 

To find out more information, review the opportunities and schedule, and sign up, visit insitudancefestival.com/VOLUNTEER.

Here is a list of volunteer opportunities:


Information Team
The Information Volunteers are located at the Information Tents in each park. They are responsible for interfacing with curious passersby and festival patrons about the performance schedule, artists, INSITU mission, getting around LIC and from park to park, and of course location of closest public restroom. We need enthusiastic, outgoing people on this team.


Audience Leaders
Audience Leaders are the movers of the Festival, guiding people from one performance to the next through each sequence. These lucky volunteers experience each performance in their assigned park. The ability to project your voice to crowds is a plus!


Production Support Team
The production team supports our production director in managing the pickup, installation, removal and return of all festival equipment including small speakers, generators, tents, tables and signs. If you're interested in gaining experience in the industry, this is a crucial position within the festival.


Park Cleanup Team
The Cleanup Team is responsible for removing light trash, plant material, and sand from all performance locations. Volunteers on this team are given a wonderful opportunity to really serve the community by helping to beautify our parks and support the artists in the performance of their works.


Artist Green Space Team
The Green Space Team is responsible for picking up all in-kind donations, from bread, peanut butter and jam to bottled water and bananas, from local businesses, delivering to the artists' holding spaces, and setting up and managing those spaces each day of the festival.

CONTACT THEM
To find out more information, review the opportunities and schedule, and sign up, visit our website at insitudancefestival.com/VOLUNTEER.
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 Contemporary Pilates Mat Class

Mondays at 8:30am
at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC

Town Stages announces a Contemporary Pilates Mat Class led by Jamila Youngstedt on Mondays at 8:30am at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Registration is $20 and can be completed at bit.ly/pilatestown. Pre-registration is required.

Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the body. A blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles. This class is a blend of Pilates and other somatic practices designed to make you feel and look longer, stronger, and more in tune with your body. #MovewithJam on Monday mornings to start your week off feeling wonderful!

Jamila Youngstedt is an Equinox-certified Pilates Mat instructor through Pilates Mat Alliance and a Certified GYROTONIC® Trainer. She is also the Co-director and choreographer of Tactile Movement Collective, a Sokoloff Arts Fellow at Town Stages, and a freelance dance and Cyr Wheel artist. 
Jamila currently teaches GYROTONIC® and Pilates Mat at Village Gyrotonic in NYC. She has also taught at Bluming Studio and Spaceworks NYC.

Company/performance credits include: Tactile Movement Collective (recently presented at The Tank NYC & Gowanus Ballroom), ZviDance (current apprentice), Loren Royse & Co.("Spun" at Jacob's Pillow), Kinetic Architecture Dance Theatre, Buglisi Dance Theatre, Shelter Repertory Dance Theatre; work by Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Iyun Harrison, Patricia Hon, Robert Moses, Christian Burns, Alex Ketley. Training highlights: Interlochen Arts Academy, Mark Morris Dance Group, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornish College of the Arts. 

For more information, visit jamilayoungstedt.weebly.com or @movewithjam on Instagram.

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Brooklyn Music School's

Music Theatre Program
presents
To Dream a World
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3pm

Brooklyn Music School (BMS)'s Music Theatre Program presents
To Dream a World on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3pm at Brooklyn Music School, 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY. Tickets are $20 ($15 BMS Students and Parents) and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bms-musical-theater-presents-to-dream-a-world-tickets-43760623202?aff=es2.

"Are you sure/That we are awake?
It seems to me/That yet we sleep, we dream." ~William Shakespeare 

"To Dream a World" tells the story of a young boy named Will, who finds his inspiration in his dreams. Full of meaning and fantasy, the four imaginative worlds he explores represent the four seasons. This is where he meets the characters that later end up in his plays. 

For more information, visit www.brooklynmusicschool.org.
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News from Polk and Co.

ANASTASIA ANNOUNCES NEW BLOCK OF TICKETS ON SALE
THROUGH JUNE 2, 2019

A new block of tickets through June 2, 2019 are now on sale to the general public at www.AnastasiaBroadway.com or www.Telecharge.com (212.239.6200).

This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

TICKETS:
Tickets range from $69 - $169. Premium tickets range from $199 - $352. For more information, visit 
www.anastasiabroadway.com or call 212-239-6200.

Group tickets for ANASTASIA are also now on sale. Groups should contact www.broadwayinbound.com or 866-302-0995.

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ROBBIE ROZELLE
IN
“BUSTIN’ OUT”ON PRIDE WEEKEND

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018 at 9:30pm
AT FEINSTEIN’S/,54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB,

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Robbie Rozelle in “Bustin’ Out” on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30pm.

Robbie Rozelle in "Bustin’ Out" plays Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30. There is a $25-$60 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at https://54below.com/events/robbie-rozelle-bustin-pride-weekend. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.
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News from Richard Hillman PR

RICHARD SKIPPER & RUSS WOOLLEY
PRESENT
“BACK WHERE SHE BELONGS:
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CAROLE COOK”
MUSICAL DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
DIRECTED BY DAVID GALLIGAN

TWO PERFORMANCES!
JUNE 19, & 20, 2018 @ 7PM

 AT FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, BROADWAY’S SUPPER CLUB
254 WEST 54th STREET – NYC

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook in “Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carol Cooke” - her New York cabaret debut - at the age of 94! - for two performances only – Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7pm.

After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein’s/54 Below. Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman – from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball’s protégé to working with Ethel Merman.

Carole’s stage and screen career anecdotes are hysterical and historical. She was the second Dolly Levi ever in Hello, Dolly! (leading the Australian company), after Carol Channing. As one critic rhapsodized, “Exciting! A glowing star! The biggest and best excuse for unrestrained delight since you dreamed you won the million-dollar lottery.” She is the only actress to have played both “Auntie Mame” and “Mame.”  She was in the original casts of Threepenny Opera, 42nd Street (originating the role of Maggie Jones), A Romantic Comedy, and Radio Gals. Her movies include The Incredible Mr. LimpetSixteen Candles, and more. So much more.

Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carole Cook plays Feinstein’s/54Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 @ 7pm.  There is a $50-$65 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at www.54Below.com. Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
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And that's the scoop. Tune in tomorrow for More Theater Monday.