We Got Annie (in DC) and You’ve Got to See It!

Apparently I earned my Coolest Mom Ever card by scoring media review tickets for my girls and me to attend the national Broadway tour of Annie. Annie is playing for a very limited run at The National Theatre daily through this Sunday, March 20th and tickets are still available for all six remaining shows! All three of us had never before seen the classic Broadway production of Annie. I was raised on the Aileen Quinn 1982 film (I probably have seen it more than 100 times and I literally Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Annie at The National Theater DC

If you too have been obsessed with all things Annie since you were a kid (complete with singing all the songs with a theater kid vibrato and a New Yorker accent ... even if you grew up in say, Southern California ... but I digress) you are going to L.O.V.E. this giveaway: Two tickets to opening night here in DC: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at The National Theater The Tony Award-Winning production is town for just five days, March 15 - 20, so get your tickets before they are sold out. Critics Read more...

Laurie Berkner Band Coming to Town!

Want to be the coolest mom or dad EVER? Take your kids to see the Laurie Berkner Band LIVE. You and your family will enjoy 1 hour and 15 minutes of singing all your favorites ("Laurie has a pig on her head...", "Moon, moon, moon, shining bright...") and dancing your socks off. Be sure to bring your favorite stuffed animal...for your head! Ticket Price: $35 Get tickets before they sell out!      Read more...

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...