Monday, November 5, 2018

Win 4 Tickets to A Charlie Brown Christmas Live in Boston

One of my favorite holiday traditions is watching A Charlie Brown Christmas on TV. I am beyond excited that the Peanuts Gang is coming to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage New Production! I am giving away four tickets to go see the show at the Boch Center Schubert Theatre in Boston on November 30th at 7:00 pm!
 Just in time for the holiday season, the Peanuts gang will be coming to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from November 29 – December 2, 2018 for A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage. Tickets are on sale and can purchased at the Boch Center Box Office, online at www.bochcenter.org, or by phone: 866.348.9738. 
More information about the show:
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage is a fresh take on the timeless classic that gives the audience a completely new way of experiencing the storyline as portrayed by real actors who maintain the integrity and spirit of each Peanuts character. 
 This Emmy and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz has been a longstanding tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 50 years ago. Now, the live on stage adaptation of the classic animated television special brings all your favorite characters to life - all set to the unforgettable sounds of the Vince Guaraldi musical score. 
 A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage encompasses each of your favorite scenes from the original animated television show. It even expands the storyline into greater detail with more fun, more music, more finding the true Christmas spirit. This Peanuts Experience also includes an intermission and, after the final bow, the show crescendos into a celebration of song as the audience is invited to join the Peanuts gang in singing Christmas favorites. So, join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas. 
Enter below to win 4 tickets to the show on November 30th!
Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets to giveaway and four tickets for my family to attend A Charlie Brown Christmas Live for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Rock of Ages Rocks Boston

Last night we got to rock out at Rock of Ages at the Boch Center Wang Theatre! It felt like being at an 80's rock concert and a musical which was fantastic! The show is only here until the 28th so get your tickets now!
The music from this show will have you rocking in your seats. I know I was. 
Two standouts are Anthony Nuccio as Drew Boley, and Katie LaMark as Sherrie Christian who were fantastic. Their voices were so good. At one point Anthony held a note for a good two minutes, it was amazing!
John-Michael Breen was fabulous as Lonny. He was hilarious and I loved his talking directly to the audience.
Sam Harvey as Stacee Jaxx was so good. I loved his look and his singing.
Chris Renalds as Franz made me laugh out loud numerous time.
We were lucky enough to attend a reception before the show sponsored by show sponsor Smirnoff and food from event partner P.F. Changs.
We got to try out their Spiked Sparkling Seltzer which was refreshing.
Now we were ready for the show.
More about the Show:
 It’s 1987 on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip when a small-town girl meets a big city rocker. As they fall in love in L.A.’s most famous rock club, ROCK OF AGES allows fans to rock out once again to their favorite ‘80s hits. Featuring the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this Tenth Anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned ROCK OF AGES into a global phenomenon. 
ROCK OF AGES opened April 7, 2009 on Broadway and played more than 2,300 performances at the Brooks Atkinson and Helen Hayes Theatres earning five Tony Award® nominations including Best Musical. The show also enjoyed successful national and international tours and, in 2012, was turned into a major motion picture by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures. With a book by Chris D’Arienzo and arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, the tenth anniversary tour is being directed by Martha Banta and choreographed by Janet Rothermel.
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Disclosure: I was provided with a reception and tickets to Rock of Ages for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Can you handle Screeemfest at Canobie Lake Park?

I have been going to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH since I was a little kid. Now it is so much fun to take my kids. We recently went for Screeemfest and had so much fun.
It was a perfect fall day. The lines weren't bad throughout the park and at night there is an option to experience scares. If you don't want to go in the haunted houses or be scared that is ok too even if you are there are Screeemfest starts.  You can also buy a necklace to keep spooks away and you can avoid the haunted attractions.  But if you like to be scared it is the perfect place!
We went to the park near opening time at 1 pm to get a jump on all the rides.
 Star Blaster was a big hit.
We also went on one of the newest rides, Ice Jet.  It was so much fun.  It goes forward and backward.
We also rode the Caterpillar which is one of my childhood favorites.
What gorgeous views from the Sky Ride.  You can see all the rides here.
  It may look very quaint and pretty but just wait till the darkness begins.
 There were haunts at every turn.  But don't worry they were all stationary.
 The haunts that don't move are fine with me.
So cool looking.
 
I like this guy.
 
If haunts aren't your thing not to worry, there is also a petting zoo for the kids.  It is tucked in the back corner of the park behind Untamed.  It is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 pm.

I love these two!  They are so adorable!
 There were also some non scary characters hanging around and they did a show.
 Molly the mouse was even dressed up.
But then night fell...da da da!  There were spooks that came out too scaring people.  We mostly saw them at the front of the park and near the haunted attractions.  One guy had a chain saw and it was funny to hear people running as he came near them.  You can buy a glow necklace at the front of the park for $5 so that the spooks won't come up  to you.
There are 5 haunts at night.  You can see the details here of all of them.
 We took a walk around the park at night but the kids were too scared for the haunted houses, and if I am honest so was I! The Village looked like another spooky area that would bring the scare.
So many scares.
They even have a little parade of haunts at night that we saw.
 Here is some video when they made it to the front of the park.

You can have a spooky good time.  If kids are too afraid make sure to buy the necklace and just don't go in the scares.

Enter if you dare!
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Disclosure:  I was provided four tickets to Canobie Lake Park for this review.  No compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Eating Our Way Through The Big E

I have wanted to go to The Big E for a long time and recently I finally got to check it out! The Big E is a very large Fair with so much to do, see and EAT! Two tips, prioritize what you want to see and bring your appetite!
Lauren even got to meet The Big E mascot.
It is a good idea to check out the schedule in advance to know what you want to see at what time. You  can go here to plan your day. We started out by just taking a walk around to see what was at the Fair. There is so much food! We got to try a bunch of different items that I want to share. First off was Moo-Nuts from Moolicious Farms.
This little beauty is a glazed donut filled with soft serve ice cream in either vanilla, chocolate or swirl. Then you can top it with wet ingredients like hot fudge, peanut butter sauce, marshmallow. Then you can add on a dry topping like toffee, sprinkles, Reese's pieces, and more. It was so good!
I love being able to eat some small bites of different things and that is exactly what we did. Next we headed to Chompers which have three options - Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Parm and Taco.
We tried the Chicken Parm and Taco and they were so good.
We also had some amazing sliders from the Bud and Burger Pub. Again a small slider leaving more room to try other foods too. They had a ton of different flavors. We got one with pulled pork and BBQ sauce. It was so good.
We also tried these yummy tator tots from Captain Nemo's.
There was even a cheeseburger on a donut! We didn't try it.
Another thing we didn't try but intrigued me was Fried Kool-Aid.
Of course you can't go to fair without getting fried dough! We got this yummy fried dough from Anna's Fried Dough which also had a taco on top of a fried dough.
These chocolate chip cookies were so good. They were so  warm and soft.
These were from Stella's Milk and Cookies.
This Froze drink from Craft Cocktails Inc. was refreshing. It had rose wine, vodka and strawberry puree. Remember this is just a sampling of food and drink, there is so much more I just didn't want to get a tummy ache.
We also enjoyed going to Collector Car Live while we were there which was free with admission. Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealers and Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars were the emcees.
We got to see so many cool cars and learn all about them.
We also went to the Circus with Bello Nock.
There were so  many great acts and it was about an hour show.
Cute little piggy in the show.
There is also a daily Mardi Gras Parade which we enjoyed.


We even saw the Budweiser Clydsdales.
 
We had to leave The Big E, but we got to bring a little piece of it home with us. Make sure to stop by the bakery and pick up some of these cream puffs, they were amazing!
We had such a fun time! Make sure to check it out as it is here until September 30th!
Disclosure: I was provided with admission to The Big E in addition to tastings of food, parking, slide tickets and an allotment for hotel. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.