Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Giveaway: Win 4 Tickets to Aladdin the Musical at the Hanover Theatre

 I am a huge Disney fan and I am so excited to share I have an awesome giveaway for 4 tickets to Aladdin the Musical at the Hanover Theatre on November 3rd at 7:30 pm! I can't wait for this show, it looks amazing.

You can buy your tickets here.


More about the show:
An extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Disney’s ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. 
Disney’s ALADDIN features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast), Tony Award winner Tim Rice (The Lion King, Aida) and book writer Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer). Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), this “Fabulous” and “Extravagant” (The New YorkTimes) new musical boasts an incomparable design team, with sets, costumes and lighting from Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (Mary Poppins), Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots) and Natasha Katz (An American in Paris). See why audiences and critics agree, ALADDIN is “broadway magic” (The Wall Street Journal). 
Here is a video preview.
ENTER NOW TO WIN! 
You don't want to miss this show!
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Disclosure: I was given four tickets to the show to giveaway and for my family for promotional purposes. No other compensation was received and as always all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Giveaway: Win 4 Tickets to Peppa Pig

CONTEST CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS AMY A FOR WINNING!
I have another awesome giveaway! I am giving away 4 tickets to Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA on October 21st. The show, featuring the globally beloved character of Peppa Pig, will delight audiences.
More about the Show:
Round Room Live and Hasbro are thrilled to announce that Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Adventure will bring the loveable, cheeky little piggy to live audiences across the United States, with a stop in Worcester, MA on October 21, 2022. Tickets for the live, family-friendly musical experience are on sale now! For tickets and additional information, please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or visit TheHanoverTheatre.org
Come join Peppa Pig on an exciting camping trip in the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunchboxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventures, full of singing, dancing, games and surprises. Little piggies everywhere will love this 60-minute live musical experience! “We can’t wait to bring this delightful and captivating show, featuring such beloved characters, to audiences across the country,” says Stephen Shaw, tour producer and co-president of Round Room Live. “We’re proud to offer the most engaging and memorable family experiences for live entertainment fans of all ages.” 
Enter to win tickets below!
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Monday, September 12, 2022

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to Mean Girls at the Hanover Theatre

CONTEST CLOSED: CONGRATULATIONS KYLE M FOR WINNING!
Mean Girls is coming to the Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA and I am giving away 4 tickets to the show on October 11th!
More about the show:
Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), composer Jeff Richmond (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde) and director Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon.) Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this na├»ve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. 
 New York Magazine cheers, “MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” Audio Description services available at the Sunday matinee performance, 1 pm ASL available at the Sunday evening performance, 6:30 pm 

Tickets range $35 to $89 depending on seat location and performance. Please contact the box office at 877.571.SHOW (7469) for more information.
BROADWAY PACKAGES BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL! 
October 11-16 Tickets starting as low as $29 and front orchestra tickets as low as $49 with code: CADY *Tuesday and Wednesday performances only. Restrictions and handling fees may apply.

ENTER BELOW TO WIN 4 TICKETS TO THE OCTOBER 11th SHOW!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Hawaii Vacation Top Places to Visit in Maui and the Big Island

We just got back from a wonderful vacation to Maui and the Big Island. I had been to Hawaii 22 years ago on our honeymoon but not to the Big Island before. I just thought I would provide some of the highlights of our trip. I will start off with Maui where we were 5 nights.

MAUI KA'ANAPALI BEACH CLUB

We decided to stay in the Ka'anapali area as it has a wonderful beach and many shops and things to do nearby.

We enjoyed the pool and beach area.
So pretty.
Pretty at the beach
We got to see a wonderful sunset our first night.
Picture perfect!
What a beautiful hotel
The lobby area.
FEAST AT LELE
On our second night we went to a luau. I did a lot of investigation and decided the Feast at Lele would be the best to go to as it had a served dinner, drinks all night, and different dances matching up with different areas including fire twirling. Being a fire twirler myself I was really looking forward to that.
It was lovely on the beach at sunset as we arrived.
Great performances and 5 course of food representing Hawaii, Tahiti, Aotearoa New Zealand, and Samoa. With a big finale of fire knife twirling!
The dancing was beautiful.
Gorgeous outfits and lots of quick changes.
I highly recommend going.
The food and drinks were awesome.
And the show was fantastic!
ROAD TO HANA
We then drove the road to Hana. We drove ourselves and opted not to do a tour company. We managed the whole road in a day and drove fully around instead of doubling back.
So many gorgeous spots to stop and wonderful views to see. We downloaded some information so we knew what to look for at different mile markers. We stopped and parked and explored.
This was at the Garden of Eden Arboretum.
There was a small fee to enter.
Beautiful
Beautiful waterfalls.
Gorgeous
Evan did the hike 3 miles at Haleakala State Park to get to this waterfall.
On the way back around. They recommended not driving this way but it really wasn't bad.
Loved seeing the cows.
AQUA ADVENTURES MOLOKINI AND TURTLE ARCH SNORKELING
We went on a boat to snorkel. This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.
Here we all are.
Love the turtles.
So fun!
Molokini
Evan with the turtle.
Lauren and I with the turtle.
A definite must do!
FRONT STREET
A great place with restaurants and little stores. I love Dole Whip so we had to get one at Lappert's.
We Not on Front Street but keep an eye out for Manuaela Malasadas. Malasadas are a Portuguese fried dough but in Hawaii they make them in to donuts. So good!
You can get them plain or filled with yummy fillings.
We also did some jet skiing on Ka'anapali Beach. I booked this online and you just go to Whaler's Village and on the beach behind the shopping area look for the red and white umbrella.
They take you out by a small boat to where the jet skis are and you get 45 minutes to ride them.
The view from the jet ski area.
THE BIG ISLAND
GRAND NANILOA HOTEL HILO - A DOUBLETREE BY HILTO
We stated at the Grand Naniloa Hotel. It was the perfect location as it was close to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park which was the focus of our visit.
It was lovely.
There was even nightly entertainment and we were given drink coupons.
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
We were really excited to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and spent the majority of two days there. The first day it was a bit misty and rained a bit but it was perfect for the longer hike along the crater.
One of the lovely overlooks. You can drive to a lot of the spots. Stopping at the visitor center first is key to get grounded and learn where to go. Also download the National Park Services app.
Crater hike - about 3 miles
We also drove along the Chain of Craters drive which took about an hour and ends at a lovely overlook at the water. You can do as little or as much as you want.
We went through the lava tube. This had just recently reopened.
Another overlook.
We did the one mile hike (which was very flat) at night to see the light of the eruption. This was a highlight of the trip also. Parking is limited at the closer parking lot so arrive early. We got there early to walk there before dark and get a good spot.
Bring a flashlight for the way back as it is very dark on the path.
PUNALULU BLACK SAND BEACH
We did this on one of the same days as Volcanoes National Park as it isn't far. It is one of the most famous black sand beaches with tons of turtles. A highlight for me.
Love this turtle!
So pretty but not great to go in the water.
Covering themselves with the sand.
Lovely!
RAINBOW FALLS
A beautiful waterfall right near the road and easy to get to. It was only 10 minutes from our hotel.
AKAKA FALLS
Another beautiful falls with a short .5 mile hike.
Beautiful flowers.
KONA
KAILUA TOWN
There was a kayak race going on.
MOUNTAIN THUNDER KONA COFFEE PLANTATION
We felt like we had to check out a Kona Coffee Plantation so on our last day we went to Mountain Thunder and took a free tour.
Of course we had to sample their coffee, so good!
They also had a self guided tour we took after the free tour.
The resident cat.
ULULANI'S HAWAIIN SHAVE ICE
At least 5 people told me we had to try it and it did not disappoint.
We had a blast on this vacation! Mahalo Hawaii!
Disclosure: The Feast at Lele gave me a media rate to attend. As always all opinions are my own.