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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Blogger Opp - $150.00 Paypal Event!



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Theater Thursday - That Chemistry Show and The Amazing Max

We were given free tickets to That Chemistry Show for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: That Chemistry Show

Where: The Physics Theatre
              300 W. 43 St.
             New York, NY

When: Second Saturday and Sunday of the month

Who: 10 and up

Me- That Chemistry show was good. The show was made up of a bunch of cool chemistry experiments. The experiments were interesting. One of the experiments I especially liked was one where they were burning different elements to show that they burned in different colors. There was another experiment were there was a secret message. When they sprayed it with Windex the message showed up, but then when it dried the message disappeared. When they sprayed more Windex on it the message appeared again. All the other experiments were really cool too! I learned a lot during the course of the show. Sometimes, science can be boring. This is definitely not one of those times. That Chemistry Show makes science seem really fun! Even if you don't like science, you will probably still enjoy this show. On the whole, That Chemistry Show was a really fun show to see.


Mom - If you don't believe science can be fun, you've never seen That Chemistry show. If you are looking for a show with a plot and a story this is not it. However, if you want to see a lot of cool science experiments performed by an actual scientist, you will love this show. Where else can you find out how a candle can move water, how to make secret writing and how to make elephant toothpaste all in one show? The show is not just cut and dried science either where you sit and listen to a lecture and watch somebody else perform experiments and get bored. Even though, of course, Scientist Borislaw Bilash is the one performing the experiments, he keeps things lively. He keeps the audience involved throughout by asking questions and encouraging them to make observations and occasionally by asking for volunteers. He also has a good personality and can be very humorous at times as well which makes the show even more entertaining. This is not a show for very young children. However, it is a great show for older children especially if you want them to see that science doesn't have to be boring.


For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.thatchemistryshow.com

For our view of That Chemistry Show's companion show That Physics Show go to Where-To-Go Wednesday - That Physics Show and  That Physics Show.
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We were given tickets to The Amazing Max for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

What: The Amazing Max

Where: McGinn Cazale Theatre
            2162 Broadway
            New York, NY

When: Select dates through August 26, 2017. For more information regarding New York performance dates and/or upcoming dates in other cities go to theamazingmaxlive.com/buy-tickets/schedule.

Who: 3 and up
Me - The Amazing Max was incredible. It was a  magic show. The tricks were fantastic. One really cool trick was when he was able to predict the name and animal that kids from the audience had written and placed in a box. There was a pre- show where the Amazing Max taught kids how to do a magic trick. The kids that attended the pre- show got a trick to take home. He did a very good job of keeping the young kids involved, because he asked them a lot of questions and picked kids from the audience to help with some of the tricks. Unlike most shows, if a little kid called out it was fine. The kids that got picked to help with tricks got a magic wand. Some of the tricks were not as exciting as others, but most of them were really unbelievable!  Little kids would love this show. All in all the Amazing Max was a very fun show to see.

Mom -  The Amazing Max is magician, Max Darwin. While the target audience of his show is young children and his lively and energetic personality clearly plays to that crowd, that doesn't mean that this isn't a show that will appeal to older children and adults. Max is no parlor trick magician with simple tricks that it seems like anyone could do without any formal training. He has some really big tricks up his sleeve like levitating a volunteer from the audience and making a person disappear and then appear in another place. It isn't necessarily that you have never seen any of  his tricks before, but Max puts his own unique spin on them and makes them seem new again  The show is very engaging and the 65 minute running time will seem to pass by in the blink of an eye.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://theamazingmaxlive.com/

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Funtvity Friday.

Photo credits: All That Chemistry Show production photos by Donnell Culver
                   All The Amazing Max photos by Mike Musick

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.