I am so excited for Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center from November 4-9th! I have seen this show about 10 years ago and it is absolutely wonderful. It is a full family show so bring your kids and enjoy! The music is so unbelievably good too!
One of the most enduring shows of all time, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), JOSEPH blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.
Broadway and television star Diana DeGarmo (Narrator) and Broadway star Ace Young (Joseph) head up the cast, which also features Paul Castree as Simeon, William Thomas Evans as Jacob/Potiphar, Brian Golub as Reuben, Max Kumangai as Judah, and Ryan Williams as Pharaoh.
Special Night and Event:
The Providence Performing Arts Center announced today that Macy’s will sponsor Family Night at JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on Wednesday, November 5 at 7P.
Theatregoers who are age 18 and younger will receive a FREE ticket of equal value with the purchase of a full-priced ticket for the Family Night; these tickets are available for selected seating locations only – Golden Circle seating is excluded. Please call the Box Office at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) for more information and to order. Ordering online is not an option for the Family Night offer.
Bob Clayton, VP Store Manager at Macy’s Providence Place, said, “Giving back to the community is a stalwart part of Macy’s philosophy. We are so pleased to continue our partnership with the Providence Performing Arts Center this season, and to support Family Night at the theatre.”
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT comes to PPAC November 4 – 9, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and are $77 – $50; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
Tickets are available at the PPAC Box Office (located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and at least two hours prior to all curtain times.
Giveaway: One winner will receive a 4 pack to the Joseph show on Tuesday November 4th at 7 pm! For this giveaway, simply tell me why you want to see Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor in the comment section proceeding this post. Ends Oct 31. Good luck!
*This is a sponsored post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
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If you were a child of the 80′s, like I was, I guarantee most of your Saturday mornings started with watching Pee-wee’s Playhouse. Am I right?! It was such a childhood favorite of mine and now I am glad to be able to share the laughs with my kids because Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series is now available on DVD!
Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remastered from the original film elements — and now you can see this ground-breaking series for the first time in beautiful high-definition!
Scream along to the secret word with Pee-wee Herman and his pals: Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and all the rest. Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set, with special bonus content, debuts on home entertainment shelves October 21, 2014 from Shout! Factory. Also available to own on the same day is Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Seasons One and Two in a high-definition 4-DVD set. Mecka-lecka hi, Mecka-hiney ho!
Winner of an amazing 22 Emmy® Awards, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a cultural touchstone for a generation, and its visually dynamic design and offbeat sense of humor were a genuine phenomenon. Whether reliving childhood memories or introducing this beloved series to a new generation, the newly re-mastered Pee-wee’s Playhouse will take you back to being a kid. This is an essential Blu-ray collection for loyal fans and collectors.
TV Guide named Pee-wee’s Playhouse #10 on their list of THE TOP 25 CULT TELEVISION SHOWS EVER! For over 25 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, created by, and starring Paul Reubens, has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old. Since its initial premiere on CBS in 1986, this highly acclaimed children’s program became Saturday morning appointment viewing for kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.
Pee-wee’s Playhouse is an educational, artistic and entertaining show that teaches kids strong ‘life lessons.’ With its innovative production design and Reubens’ rich original characters and humor, Pee-wee’s Playhouse is a magical place that sparks creativity and imagination—and brings joy to children and adults alike. Parents and grown-ups have always enjoyed the show’s many double entendres. The series features beloved regulars Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), The King of Cartoons (William Marshall), Jambi the Genie (John Paragon), Ricardo (Vic Trevino) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent). And of course, Chairry, Pterri, Conky, Magic Screen, Clocky, Cool Cat, Dirty Dog, Chicky Baby, Penny, the Dinosaur family, and the rest of the gang!
Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set contains OVER 4 HOURS of brand-new interviews with the cast and crew, plus never-seen, behind-the-scenes footage—all part of TEN FEATURETTES, including:
Building the Playhouse
Opening the Playhouse
Writing for the Playhouse
The Look of the Playhouse
Music of the Playhouse
The Cast of the Playhouse
Puppets of the Playhouse
Animating the Playhouse
A Very Merry Christmas Special
Fans and Memorabilia of the Playhouse
These featurettes include interviews with actors Laurence Fishburne (Cowboy Curtis), S. Epatha Merkerson (Reba the mail lady), Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne) and John Paragon (Jambi the genie). Mark Mothersbaugh and Danny Elfman explain the music of the show and the Emmy® award-winning production design team of Gary Panter, Wayne White and Ric Heitzman explain how the sets and puppets were imagined and produced. Animation Supervisor of all 5 seasons of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Prudence Fenton (Liquid Television) talks about all the types of animation used in the program and animators Peter Lord and David Sproxton (Wallace & Gromit) discuss their contributions. Ve Neill, the multi-Oscar® winning make-up artist talks about designing the make-up ‘looks’. Two of the shows writers talk about how the scripts were created. Other cast and crew explain, in fascinating detail, stories from the production of Pee-wee’s Playhouse. If that weren’t enough, many of the shows puppeteers and voice artists are interviewed about how the puppet characters were brought to life.
I am so excited to sit and watch the complete season with my kids. It is like reliving my childhood through their eyes! Be sure to pick up this series today!
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For Hayley’s past birthdays, we have done everything from pumpkin picking to gymnastics parties. The one party I never did was one at my own house. I knew it was a big venture to take on, but my Hayls really deserves the party of the century. The girl has stepped up beautifully to be my big helper to her three month old sister, Taylor. I have relied on her so much and she has never failed to disappoint me in the last few months, or actually in the last few years. To provide her excitement for her 6th birthday, I decided to let her have her first sleepover at her own ultimate Princess slumber party. This party could not have come at a better time because the Sleeping Beauty DVD (one of her and my favorites) was just released from the vault, and I knew it would be a great feature addition to her slumber party.
To start out, I needed to venture to Walmart to buy the Sleeping Beauty DVD as well as all things princess to get the party planning rolling. Once I got the DVD in my cart, I headed over to the party planning section and went a little crazy in the princess decorations. You name it and it went in my cart-princess napkins, princess plates and cups, princess invites/thank you cards, princess table decorations, and of course, princess pajamas. Did I mention that this was a princess party? Hahaha!!! Once I headed home, I started planning out my party and was up for a few nights just sketching what I wanted her party to look like.
The very first part of the planning was sending out the invites. I decided since this was going to be a slumber party, the girls needed to wear their princess pajamas. We started our party late, around 4 pm, so pajamas was a great choice. Then when it was time to go to bed, they just needed to roll into bed after a fun filled party.
On the day of the party, I decided I was going to have three tables to accommodate what Hayley wanted for her first slumber party. On the first table, I decided to do a few recipes (all princess related) so the girls can have special treats for the outside portion of the party and then for the movie screening.
Here are some of the princess recipes I made
-2 bags of stick pretzles
-white and dark melting chocolate
-blue and pink sprinkles
- Put 12 pretzles on one wax sheet and 12 pretzles on another wax sheet.
- Melt white and dark chocolate according to directions.
- Take end of pretzel and dip into white melted chocolate. Repeat for 12 pretzels. Then take the next 12 pretzels and dip into dark melted chocolate. Let cool for about 10 minutes.
- Top with pink and blue sprinkles
-2 packages of vanilla pudding
-four cups of milk
-blue and pink food coloring
-white cake mix
- Make white cake mix according to the directions on the box. Set aside cake once cooled.
- Make 2 bowls of vanilla pudding mix according to directions on the box. Once it is beginning to set, add pink food coloring to one bowl and blue food coloring to the other bowl.
- Start layering cups with white cake mix, blue pudding, cake mix, and pink pudding. Repeat layering till the top of the cup. It will make about 5 cups.
- Top with decorative candies and serve.
I used table signs to make the princess party really shine such as TIana’s Wands, Cinderella’s pumpkins, Sleeping Beauty Cake pops, Ariel’s Shooters, Rapunzel’s punch, and Belle’s rings.
Then on the second table, I lined up princess cups with popcorn so when the Sleeping Beauty DVD viewing part of the party was ready to begin, we were all set. I also made Rapunzel’s punch for the times when the princesses needed a drink.
Lastly on the third table, I set it up to do a Princess art and craft project. I decided to have the kids paints purses, fairy wands, and princess necklaces. I knew to keep 6 years old entertained craft projects were in order!
Then the day of Hayley’s 6th birthday Princess slumber party arrived. All the little princesses came in with their finest princess pajamas ready to start the party. They instantly were enchanted with Tiana’s wands and gobbled them up in no time at all.
Once all the little princesses greeted one another, it was time to make some magical wands and purses. The kids had an absolute blast doing this. I thought it might be a little too much for them (we had about three crafts) but an hour later, they were asking for more! It was great fun!
Look how awesome their crafts came out:
We ate some sandwiches and then the moment the girls were waiting for- the cake! We had a Sleeping Beauty cake with cake pops! We used the smashing Princess plates, cups, and napkins.
Finally, it was time for the girls to grab their popcorn and head on downstairs to see Sleeping Beauty. While it was Hayley’s third time seeing it, many were newcomers to this Disney classic. For the entire 1.5 hour, no one said one word. It was incredible how much they enjoyed it and it put smiles on all of our faces. If you have little ones, you definitely don’t want to miss out on showing them Sleeping Beauty. Be sure to hurry and buy it today at Walmart because once it is back in the vault, you never know when it is going to be released again.
Once they finished the movie, it was time for the Royal Sleepover. Being the first sleepover at my house, I did not know what to expect. Turns out it involves a lot of chitter chatter and staying up to the wee hours of the morning. I think I fell asleep somewhere around midnight and they were still talking! It was a really fun experience for Hayley!
We truly did have the ultimate princess sleepover. If you are looking to host your own, check out these tips and most of all, enjoy!
*This is a sponsored post with Coupons.com. All opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. This year with a newborn I was very late in Pumpkin picking, but today we finally got into the spirit and went. It was a lot of fun picking out our pumpkins to carve, going on a hayride, and finding our way through a corn maze. While we are all ready now for Halloween, the one thing I need to get ready is our costumes! After all, it is not Halloween without some awesome costumes.
Last year, my family went as characters from Monster U. Hayley and I were both Sully and we had so much fun! Zane went as Mike W. to match our theme.
This year, I was thinking long and hard, and we decided to do a Frozen theme. So, I am going to be Elsa, along with Hayley (black hair Elsa though), Zane is going to be Olaf, Taylor is going to be a snow fairy, and I am hoping that my husband will be Hans. We shall see! Finding the ideal costume is one of the most important aspects of Halloween. It is no fun to just be yourself, because it is the only day where dressing up as someone else, is totally acceptable. For costume ideas and all things Halloween, I definitely plan to check out the Halloween ideas on The Good Stuff! They even have an article about Halloween costumes based on popular television shows!
Right now they have the Coupons.com Halloween Creepstakes going on! By simply entering your email on the Coupons site, you could be in the running for $3,000 plus $100 each day in October. You can enter each day to increase your chances of winning, as well as getting all the best coupons right to your email. What could be better?!
So tell me what are you planning to be for Halloween?