Friday, January 3, 2020

Shear Madness Boston Giveaway

Shear Madness is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in January and I am giving away 4 tickets to see it in Boston at the Charles Playhouse!! My 14 year old son saw it on his school trip to DC and loved it. He is hard to please so I can't wait to see it!
This show  has played at theatres all over the world and is embarking upon 40 years where it all began, in Boston. Did you know that Shear Madness is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest running play in the history of the USA. The flagship Boston company has given birth to 50 productions in the U.S. and Shear Madness has been translated into 23 foreign languages, playing worldwide in a host of cities including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Paris, Rejkavik, Rome, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Johannesburg and Seoul. Over 12.5 million people worldwide have joined in the fun. 
More about the show:
This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the Shear Madness hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime. The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem.
Enter below to win tickets of your choice of day and time from the following:
Saturday January 11th at 5 pm or 8 pm 
Sunday January 12th at 3 pm
Disclosure: I was given tickets to Shear Madness for my family and for giveaway for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Perdue Farms Direct-to-consumer Boxes and a Recipe

Disclosure: I received a Perdue Farms Box and compensation for promotional purposes. As always all opinions are my own.
Our family eats a lot of chicken! I have always bought Perdue products and now I am happy to introduce the first Perdue Farms direct-to-consumer boxes which just launched on December 17th! I recently received a box called the “Gatherings (Medium)” with some awesome products including more than just chicken. Best of all it was delivered straight to my door!
The box includes much more than just chicken with a full line of premium protein products and brands, including Niman Ranch, Coleman Natural, Perdue Chicken, Perdue Harvestland, Panorama Meats, Spot Farms, Full Moon and more. This box included: Sonoma Red Organic Pasture Raised Whole Chicken With Giblets, Niman Ranch Pulled Pork, Perdue Herbed Olive Oil Seasoned Wings, Niman Ranch Kielbasa, Niman Ranch Fat Tire Ribs, and Coleman Organic Breaded Chicken Breast Tenders. The “Gatherings (Medium)” box is priced at $82.99 on the site. This is an 11% bundle discount vs. purchasing all products individually.
The products were packaged nicely in a box with dry ice keeping everything perfectly frozen.
My son loves wings and these came in the perfect time for watching the Patriots game. They are PERDUE® Herbed Olive Oil Seasoned Wings. What I loved is that you don't have to thaw them. I always forget to take food out of the freezer in the morning to make it later in the day. These are also seasoned in a roasted garlic and sea salt-infused olive oil before being frozen and have a resealable bag. They were yummy!
For 100 years, the company has worked with small family farmers to raise animals with care. Perdue Farms is passionate about farming, land preservation and healthy and nutritious food. Plus you can receive free shipping on orders over $119.
 For every bundle shipped, Perdue Farms will donate to the Arbor Day Foundation, which is working to replant damaged areas of our nation’s forests. This donation will help reduce the carbon footprint required to ship our products to you. Every box is made out of 100 percent recyclable cardboard and insulated with Green Cell Foam®. You’ll also receive a reusable and recyclable grocery bag with every purchase. Reach for our bag next time you go to the store to avoid using paper or plastic. A pollinator seed packet is also included in every box. 
As a bonus I wanted to give you a quick and easy recipe that my family loves made with Perdue Thin Chicken Breasts. It is Chicken Roulades. Or as my kids call it, chicken wrapped with cheese!
To make it preheat your oven to 350 degrees and lay out thin chicken breasts and lay a piece of swiss and provolone cheese. You can also add a thin slice of prosciutto.
Roll the chicken around the cheese and place toothpicks in to hold it together.
Heat a pan with some butter and place the chicken in. Turn and cook until the chicken is almost all white.
Place all of the chicken in to a glass pan in the pre-heated 350 degree oven.
Cook for about 30 minutes and Voila you have a yummy dish. I pair it with a vegetable and rice. The kids love it!
I hope you will check out Perdue Farms direct-to-consumer boxes! They give you plenty of options for great meals! Order now and get 10% Off + free Perdue Harvestland Diced Chicken Breasts on your first order.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Win 4 Tickets to Cirque du Soleil AXEL

I have another awesome giveaway! Win four tickets to Cirque du Soleil AXEL at the DCU Center for the show of your choice!
More about the show:
Cirque du Soleil is proud to announce its return on ice with a new creation that will spin you into the vibrant world of Cirque du Soleil AXEL. This unique experience will showcase world-class acrobatic skating performances set in fantastical universes combining full-spectrum visual effects and awesome live music that seamlessly integrates popular songs with new original scores. Cirque du Soleil AXEL will be presented at the DCU Center for 6 performances only, starting December 5, 2019. 
 “The success of our first creation on ice has reinforced our ambition to further explore the extensive creative possibilities of a frozen playground,” says Daniel Fortin, Vice President Creation. “With Cirque du Soleil AXEL, we will offer a truly electrifying experience to all audiences, pushing the boundaries of creativity with the unique approach that has forged the reputation of Cirque du Soleil.” Embark on the journey of Axel, a young man and his dynamic group of friends, whose passion for live music and graphic arts come to life in an exhilarating adventure that reminds us all that our dreams are within reach. 
Discover this young artist as he falls for the fascinating Lei in a high-speed chase for love and self-realization. Get lifted by the electrifying experience of Cirque du Soleil AXEL, with stunning performances blending ice-skating, acrobatics and live music that will leave all audiences astounded! 
 Tickets for Worcester performances of Cirque du Soleil AXEL are available at cirquedusoleil.com/AXEL.
 Show Schedule:
Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm 
 Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm 
 Saturday, December 7 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm 
 Sunday, December 8 at 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm
Disclosure: I received tickets for my family and for giveaway in exchange for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Win 4 Tickets to The Office! A Musical Parody in Boston

I am so excited to have another cool giveaway, this time for The Office! A Musical Parody at the The Calderwood Pavilion, Boston Center for the Arts on November 6th! Enter below!
Dunder Mifflin is opening an office near you! Producers of the sold out, unauthorized Off-Broadway sensation The Office! A Musical Parody announced the North American tour will play a four-week engagement at Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, November 5-December 1, 2019. The Office! A Musical Parody is written by Bob and Tobly McSmith, directed and choreographed by Donald Garverick, and composed by Assaf Gleizner. It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. 
Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized parody of your favorite TV show, now coming to Boston. Mashable calls the show "the world's most elaborate inside joke, created with a whole lot of love, just for fans.” Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith are ecstatic that "The Office! A Musical Parody is on track to be our most successful New York production in 10 years," says Tobly McSmith. The Office! A Musical Parody is now one of the most successful off-Broadway shows in history. As Michael might say, ‘It's been a dream come thru.’" The cast includes original Off-Broadway cast member Madeline Glenn Thomas as everyone's favorite receptionist, Pam, and former Off-Broadway cast member Emma Brock as Michael. The Office! A Musical Parody is currently running at the Jerry Orbach Theatre in New York City. Writers Bob and Tobly McSmith are distinguished gentlemen who met while applying for jobs at the Dippin' Dots in the mall. They did not get the job but went on to create the following masterpieces: FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Bayside! The Saved by the Bell Musical, Full! House! The Musical (starring Perez Hilton), Katdashians! The Musical, Showgirls! The Musical and JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theatre. They are hard at work on their next musical: The Passion of the Teletubbies. Tickets are $25.00-$89.00, with discounts available for students and seniors. They can be purchased at www.bostontheatrescene.com, at the Boston Center for the Arts box office (539 Tremont St., Boston, MA), or by phone at 617-933-8600.
Disclosure: I was provided with tickets for my family and for giveaway to The Office! A Musical Parody. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Stone Zoo Brick Safari Fun

We love going to the Stone Zoo and my son has always loved LEGOs. When I heard both were combined I couldn't wait to go! Brick Safari, presented by Metro by T-Mobile, has over 40 life-size animal sculptures made from millions of colorful bricks to be on display from October 12 through January 5. 
As you stroll along the paths of the zoo you can see your favorite animals in LEGO form and in real life.
The creations are quite impressive. As we went through the zoo we would places guesses on how many bricks were used in each animal. I won't tell you what the elephant has but it has the most!
Love the parrots too. Sometimes you have to do a double take if it is bricks or the real thing.
Every animal sculpture, built by BRICKLIVE, relies upon thousands of bricks to keep it strong, and each brick has a part to play. Our ecosystem is much the same way – every species, large and small, plays a crucial role in a balanced ecosystem. As species are removed, the system weakens. We invite you to become a biodiversity builder!
So cool!
There are even some aquatic friends.
Love the giraffe. 
Definitely go check it out!

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets for my family to attend. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Have a Blast at The SpongeBob Musical

My kids have been watching Nickelodeon's SpongeBob for a while, and to be honest my husband and I would watch it too. I love his carefree and positive attitude. I knew when The SpongeBob Musical came to Boston we had to see it! This award winning show is at the Boch Center Wang Theatre until October 27th! Get tickets now as this show is a blast!
 Lauren was excited to see the show. She especially was looking forward to all the songs created by wonderful artists. During the show she would look at the program and tell me who wrote each song. The show features original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At The Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I. (Clifford Harris, Jr.) Domani Harris and Darwin Quinn and a song by David Bowie and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley.
There was music playing when we entered and I knew we were in for a fun show. More musicians kept showing up on stage. During the show I  also enjoyed one performer on stage that handled all of the sound effects.

There were so many standouts in this show. I have a bit of a soft spot for tap dancing as I still take tap as an adult and Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles danced and sang in a wonderful musical number with tap dancers. His costume with the four legs was fantastic and he acted out the character perfectly!
Another huge standout was the powerful voice of Meami Maszewski as Pearl Krabs! She was so wonderful!
Of course Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob was wonderful and I really enjoyed his interaction with Sandy Cheeks (Daria Pilar Redus) and Patrick Star (Beau Bradshaw).
I loved all of the characters and how they were portrayed. Plus the music was awesome! 
They really brought the characters to life. Plus it was so funny everyone was laughing out loud.
For ticket information and additional dates, visit www.TheSpongeBobMusical.com
Definitely check out this show when it comes to your city so you can have the best day ever! I say it is the feel good show of the year!

Disclosure: I received four tickets for my family to attend the show. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Passengers by The 7 Fingers Visually Stunning

Last week I was able to attend Passengers by The 7 Fingers at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. My two words for this show are Visually Stunning! What an amazing show and talented performers.
What struck me about this show is that the whole show is just 8 performers. There are no breaks for them, just amazing artistry. There were so many types of performances, all the while telling a story.
There was beautiful dancing and amazing artistry on the trapeze.

Photographer credit: Alexandre Galliez
A super fun scene with some juggling that involved multiple people while on the train.

Amazing work on the silks.
 I particularly enjoyed the performance on the pole. Such trust in his body and literally jumping on and off the pole.
Such height on every toss. There was beautiful music and at points the performers did setup for the next act or lighting a performer. They are truly hard-working performers!
Directed by The 7 Fingers founder and award-winning Cirque du Soleil choreographer Shana Carroll, Passengers runs at ArtsEmerson for three weeks of performances, September 25 – October 13, 2019, at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre. Tickets for Passengers start at just $25 and may be purchased online at www.ArtsEmerson.org, by phone at 617.824.8400, or in person at the box office. 
Passengers premiered in Montreal on November 2018 and since then has traveled to Russia, Chili, France, Scotland and Germany; the Boston engagement kicks off the U.S. tour. Le Devoir (Canada) raves that Passengers “Marries imagery, music and acrobatic performances in an evocative and inspiring whirlwind.” 
I can assure you that you will love it!

Disclosure: I was provided with two tickets to attend Passengers and 4 tickets for giveaway for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.