Friday, April 28, 2017

4/28/17: Win 4 Tickets to Annie in Boston

The first Broadway show I ever saw when I was a kid was Annie.  Now as one of my lucky readers I am giving you a chance to win 4 tickets to see the show at the I still have this doll I got at the show in 1977!  Now I am giving you a chance to win 4 tickets to see it at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston on May 9th or 10th at 7 pm.

We saw the last performance of Annie at the Wang and loved it.  In fact before the show we got to attend a Red Carpet event and met some of the performers.
The kids loved the show!
Even my doll from 1977 enjoyed the show.
For tickets and information, visit: www.anniethemusical.com 
Here is a video preview of the show:

More about the show:
The Boch Center and The Madison Square Garden Company are proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play Boston’s Boch Center Wang Theatre May 9-21, 2017.

Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards® for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro’s 1977 Tony Award®-winning choreography. 
 The celebrated design team includes scenic design by Tony Award® winner Beowulf Boritt (Act One, The Scottsboro Boys, Rock of Ages), costume design by Costume Designer’s Guild Award winner Suzy Benzinger (Blue Jasmine, Movin’ Out, Miss Saigon), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Ken Billington (Chicago, Annie, White Christmas) and sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rocky, Bullets Over Broadway, Motown). The lovable mutt “Sandy” is once again trained by Tony Award® Honoree William Berloni (Annie, A Christmas Story, Legally Blonde).

 Musical supervision and additional orchestrations are by Keith Levenson (Annie, She Loves Me, Dreamgirls). Casting is by Joy Dewing CSA, Joy Dewing Casting (Soul Doctor, Wonderland). The tour is produced by TROIKA Entertainment, LLC. -more- Page 2-2-2 The original production of ANNIE opened April 21, 1977 at the Alvin Theatre and went on to win the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album and seven Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin). The show remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. It ran for 2,377 performances after it first opened, and has been performed in 28 languages and has been running somewhere around the world for 39 years. The beloved score for ANNIE includes “Maybe,” “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You” and the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”

Tomorrow, Tomorrow, make sure you get tickets or win tickets below.  Ok, I had to, I love that song!
Disclosure:  I received 4 tickets to attend this performance of Annie and 4 tickets for giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

4/26/17: Win 4 Tickets to Story Land and Discount Code

We have been going to Story Land in Glen, NH for years and love it!  I have amazing news for my readers!  Not only do I have a $3.00 off discount code for tickets but I am also giving away a family four pack of tickets!!!!  Read on to win!
Where else does Humpty Dumpty stay on the wall?
Story Land is such a unique amusement park that we love.  They have story book characters, rides suitable for little ones and lots of fun for the whole family.  The park is also not so large that you feel overwhelmed.
They have also added a really cool roller coaster called Roar-O-Saurus which is so much fun.  It is a really fun wooden roller coaster.  It is also an awesome addition for the kids that are a little older however I saw many younger children riding.  You need to be at least 42' to ride.
Lauren loved posing with some of the dinosaurs for me.
I promised you a discount code and here it is.
To get a discount pf $3.00 on every ticket you can buy tickets online here:  https://www.storylandnh.com/blogreader?promocode=EvenandLaurenSBlog17
Or enter the Promocode EvenAndLaurenCoolSBlog17
Also did you know you can enter one day 3 hours before closing and then come back another full day?  What a great deal!!!  The park is also so lovely and right in the a beautiful area.
Absolutely gorgeous with the train coming around.
You can also go visit Cinderella at her castle.  We tell the kids this is her summer home.
Her lovely castle.
There are also lots of fun shows.  This one is called "Fairy Tale High".  Look at the booklet you receive when you enter the park for showtimes.
There are lots of other fun rides.
These are the Flying Fish.
Antique Cars are always a hit.  I suggest getting to these mid-day as they are at the front of the park and everyone goes to them at the start of the day.
The swan boats are super fun to drive.
The Antique German Carousel is awesome.  Instead of the horses going up and down they go front to back.
The kids love it.
Here is Evan rowing on the Pirate Ship.  No Row No Go!
There is a fun little water play area.
Plus you can lock up the kids if they are bad!  Well not really but it is a good photo opportunity.
There is also a cute show mid-day where you can take a picture with the characters afterwards.  It is called Duke's Dance Party.
So many cute places to take pictures.
The annual picture in the pumpkin.
A new chair you can take a picture in.
The kids in the train.
I love this picture.  Every year Evan sneaks in to this picture with Lauren.
There are even cute animals to see.
At the end of the day there is a dance party and show with the characters.  I love this show as you get to see Humpty Dumpty.  He is adorable!
What an awesome day!  Enter below for your chance to win 4 tickets to Story Land!
Disclosure:  I was provided with four tickets for my family to go to Story Land for promotional purposes.  I was also provided with four tickets for giveaway.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

4/19/17: Fun For Families At Fenway Park

The Red Sox have been doing an amazing job making the Fenway Park experience more family friendly.  Each year I see huge improvements to make it easier for families to enjoy a game.  Starting with Wally's Clubhouse to Gate K for kids!  This year as a Red Sox Parent I was able to go to Fenway and learn more about the improvements this year and I also attended the Little League Opening Day event and had a blast!  Plus read on and see how you can score a free Red Sox game ticket for your child!
A Virtual Reality Batting Cage was added to the Kids Concourse.  Evan got to try it out and loved it.

Last year the Virtual Reality Dugout was added and this year there is new content.
I was also impressed with the new selection of foods.  Aramark, Fenway Park’s concessionaire has a great lineup this year of food.  As someone on a diet I was excited to see a new build-your-own-salad and fruit bar in the lower level featuring select produce from Fenway Farms, and new kids meals will be served in the Kids Concourse area in Wally and Tessie commemorative brown lunch bags.  The kids meals offer a choice of a mini kids hot dog, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, or a grilled cheese, and are served with Lay’s chips and a mini Poland Spring water.
I sampled the salad and Evan had the hot dog kids meal.  A big hit is also the Wally ice cream.
Plus Aramark will continue its test kitchen concept by introducing monthly rotating items at a stand in the Big Concourse located across from the Champions Club.  Featured items for the month of April include lobster melts with steamed lobster, melted Muenster cheese, and sliced tomatoes; or surf and turf kebabs with skewered shrimp and/or marinated steak tips.  Plus lots of fun options for snacks including cotton candy and Cheetos popcorn!
We got to check out some beautiful views of Fenway from the Green Monster.
Evan loved the view.
Love this view too.
We got to check out a new LEGO model of David Ortiz!
We got to enjoy a game too!

Did you know if you sign your children up for the Free Kid Nation Rookie program they get a free game ticket?  Sign up now here!
There are also so many cool events for kids.  Today was Little League Opening Day at the park and we got to enjoy so much fun in the Kids Concourse and on the field.  This is a wonderful free event!
We got to walk around Fenway and also check out the field up close.
 The kids loved being able to walk around on the warning track.
There has also been a Dugout Expansion.  The depth of both the Home and Visitor’s dugouts has been increased by moving the front rail of the dugouts forward 3 feet, providing for better circulation, improved sight lines from bench seating areas, and additional space for storage of bats and helmets.  We got to check out both the home and visitor's dugouts today when we were at Little League Opening Day at the park!
We even got to check out the Red Sox Trophies.
Lauren had a caricature done.  There were also balloon animals being made, a magician, clown, and face painting.
We got to see Wally and Tessie!
Kids could also throw and bat.
There is so much to do and see now at Fenway Park and as a Red Sox Parent I will be bringing you all the latest news!
Make sure to head to Fenway Park this season!
Disclosure:  I was provided with tickets to a Red Sox Game, tour of Fenway Park, and invite to Little League Open Day as part of the Red Sox Parents program.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.