Holiday Concert for Families in Downtown Silver Spring Dec. 12 : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Sleigh Ride

Holiday concerts are a (wonderful) dime a dozen this time of year. But musical, seasonal events designed especially for babies, toddlers and preschoolers? Now that is a true Christmas miracle. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is bringing their Music Box Series to downtown Silver Spring's Civic Building on Saturday, December 12 for two morning little-kid-centric concerts. At both 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., an ensemble of BSO musicians will perform classical holiday songs for children age 0-3 Read more...

Cinderella at National Theatre Review

    Last night was the DC opening of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the National Theatre, and it was also Alice's first "big girl" theatre experience. This breathtaking, funny, gorgeous production was her perfect introduction to a lifelong love for Broadway musicals! We both loved every single glorious minute, every note sung, every joke cracked. Cinderella was classic Rodgers and Hammerstein glamour and charm.   Our favorite elements of this fresh Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Septime Weber's The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre, performed by The Washington Ballet. The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic. Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet's interpretation is a Washington treasure. Put them all together and you have an iconic holiday season experience to share with your loved ones! And I am pleased to offer two tickets to a lucky reader to attend the performance of her choice (subject to availability.) December 3 - 27, 2015, you and yours can experience DC’s Read more...

UPDATED UPDATE with Password – BIG Cinderella Discount + GIVEAWAY: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at The National Theatre

UPDATED UPDATE: For the special free child's ticket on Wednesday November 18th, you must visit this direct link:  https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6853295/rodgers-hammersteins-cinderella-wednov-18-2015-730-pm-washington-the-national-theatre-washingtondc?partner_id=240&cobrand=nationaltheaterdc After you choose your seats select “Family” from the drop down menu then enter FAMILY as your password.  Thanks for your patience!  *** UPDATE: BIG Children's Discount on Rodgers Read more...

Darius and Twig at the Kennedy Center Family Theater

My nearly twelve-year-old son Charlie has become a veteran attender of local children's theatre. From puppet shows to young musicals, he has enjoyed performances for kids since he was a preschooler. This week he experienced his first play that spoke directly to his new, developing young adult identity: Darius and Twig. The play is based upon the novel by Walter Dean Myers and was adapted for the Kennedy Center Family Theater stage by playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings. This autumn Charlie has Read more...

When She Had Wings at Imagination Stage

My imaginative nine-year-old daughter Eve and I had the pleasure of attending opening night of a play about, well, an imaginative nine-year-old girl. When She Had Wings is the newest production from Imagination Stage, and this original children's play helps the theater live up to its name. While many productions at Imagination Stage are based upon well known books and fables, this is one tells a completely new story, written by Susan Zeder, one of our country's leading playwrights for young Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney On Ice Skates Into Town October 21-25, 2015

Disney On Ice's 100 Years of Magic is coming to the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax (formerly known as the Patriot Center) October 21 - 25, 2015. The iconic family ice show features a retrospective of kids’ favorite Disney characters over the past century, beginning with ol’ Steamboat Willie himself and all the way up to Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses. Families can sing Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Newsies at The National Theatre

June 9-21, Disney’s Newsies will be playing at The National Theatre. You can win TWO tickets! "They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…." The Broadway musical hit NEWSIES is hitting DC's newstands and The National Theatre this June. The smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical is the winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. The New York Times calls it "A musical worth singing about!" Filled with one heart-pounding song and dance number after another, Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Kidz Bop Show at The Fillmore

THE KIDZ BOP KIDS’ “MAKE SOME NOISE” TOUR ROLLS INTO SILVER SPRING JUNE 5TH, 2015 Kidz Bop, that fun music brand that makes current pop rated K for Kids, is bringing the “Make Some Noise” tour to Silver Spring!. The singing  Kidz Bop kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in an energetic and interactive live show. Want to go with your family? How about FOUR tickets to the show? JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH THE NAME OF THE SONG Read more...