GIVEAWAY + Discount: Pippin at The National Theatre

Pippin, the Broadway hit, is coming to the National December 16 – January 4 This four-time Tony Award-winning musical is full of extraordinary acrobatics, Fosse-inspired choreography and songs from the composer of Wicked. What a fabulous holiday treat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2Ji5-MebA I am excited to offer you a 10 percent discount on the ticket price. Just enter the password CELEBRATION when purchasing online.  Show Times for entire run: Tuesday Evening 7:30 PM Wednesday Read more...

Frozen on Ice: Disney on Ice’s Finest Show Yet

I know I always blog that Disney on Ice is so great for families, but OMG, Frozen on Ice is the best show yet. Seriously. The special effects, combined with everyone's favorite winter's tale of sisterly love, is incredible. My kids, jaded Disney on Ice regulars that we are, were astounded by the show's beauty. The lights! The snow! Sven on skates! Olaf losing his head and butt! Kristoff does flips! And most importantly ELSA and ANNA are there, singing and skating! Waving to you! You Read more...

7 Marvel Universe LIVE! Surprises

My kids and I had a blast at the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Verizon Center. The show was packed with surprises. But this post contains NO SPOILERS. There were many twists and unexpected thrills that I will not give away, because you should truly take your kids to see it.  Here are simply the cool factor surprises that made this arena show stand out in live family entertainment. 7. Pyrotechnics - There were more blasts of light, fire and seemingly-real explosions in the Read more...

GIVEAWAY: FROZEN Disney on Ice in Fairfax, VA

Disney on Ice Brings FROZEN to the Rink We are big, huge, massive fans of Disney on Ice at our house. We are also in the midst of a full-blown, unbelievable Frozen obsession (it has been going strong since Thanksgiving.) I know we are not alone. So it is pretty exciting that Disney on Ice is bringing Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and the gang to the Patriot Center in Fairfax October 22 - 27. Here is a video sneak peek. Tickets are on sale now for all 12 shows. Date and Time Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Cirque du Soleil AMALUNA at National Harbor, 4 Tickets

My family and I attended our first ever Cirque du Soleil performance, Amaluna, and we were awestruck. Would you like to go, too? Amaluna is at National Harbor Washington DC until September 21.  Amaluna is Cirque du Soleil’s 32nd production and the artistic company will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014. For the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history, Amaluna features a cast that comprises 70% women, with a 100% female band. Director Diane Paulus, winner of a 2013 Tony Award Read more...

Family Offerings at Atlas Intersections Festival

BOLD. PROVOCATIVE. DYNAMIC. February 21 - March 8   The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 21 - March 8, 2014 is a unique all-arts festival which brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word. I have culled from the INTERSECTIONS website and press release the information about Celebrate Family performances and Family Saturdays events for families and children.  To see the full Read more...

Disney on Ice This Weekend: All Shows On!

Although Thursday's Disney On Ice shows at the Verizon Center had to be canceled due to the snowstorm (full refunds or exchanges were granted to Thursday ticket holders), the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows are ON! This is a fab, and very apropos way to find some indoor family fun during this snowy weekend.  You will see 65 of Disney's most unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses and other favorites including Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney on Ice Family Four Pack

  I used to see the television promotions for Disney On Ice when I was a little kid back in the early eighties. I thought the show looked so beautiful as I watched the commercials. But although my parents were great about taking us kids to lots of shows and amusements, we never got around to seeing those Disney characters on ice skates live and in person. So while I claim that I now attend Disney on Ice to entertain and delight my own children, often the kid in our family who is most Read more...

Miss Nelson is Missing at Adventure Theatre MTC

Currently on the syllabus at the Adventure Theatre MTC? Miss Nelson in Missing, a musical adaptation of the book beloved by kids (and substitute teachers.)  Room 207 is terrible. Awful. Their behavior frankly stinks. And they have the nicest, most patient teacher, Miss Nelson. Watch what happens when Miss Nelson goes missing and witchy substitute Viola Swamp takes over the class. Parents and children alike will love the humor, the catchy songs, and the Adventure Theatre’s patented style Read more...