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School Of Rock The Musical on Broadway

21 Feb

It was a night out on the town for my son and I as we took in a Musical Broadway Play, School Of Rock. We loved the movie with Jack Black and couldn’t wait to see the play. 

Everything was great even with the script adding on things that made it just as great as the movie. The young cast was amazing and I was rocking out in my seat. Of course everything Live is better. I felt like I was in a concert. The pipes on these kids was incredible. 

We had the chance to talk to the cast after and they told us they started singing and playing instruments when they were young. The ages of the cast range from about 9-13. They also mentioned how excited they were when they got the call that they were chosen to be in the play. Two of the boys are brothers in real life and one said it was hard seeing his brother get the job first after auditioning over and over and being told he was too short he finally got the part. 

I encourage you to head to Broadway and see School Of Rock. You will want to join a band or your kids will wasn’t to join a band after the show is over. Also if you haven’t seen the movie check it out before you go so you can compare the two. The role of “Dewey “was played by Merritt David Janes the night we went. 

Social media:

Facebook: @schoolofrockmusical

Twitter: @SoRmusical

Instagram: @sormusical
Ticketing message:

Prices as low as $59!

Orchestra seats as low as $89!

Visit schoolofrockthemusical.com to learn more and to book tickets
Other info:

Show is 2 hrs 30 mins with one intermission

Recommended for ages 8 and up – children under 4 not permitted in the theatre
Standard About the Show copy:

Currently in performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway), School of Rock – The Musical is based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same, featuring music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Julian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor. School of Rock – The Musical opened to rave reviews on Sunday, December 6, 2015. This Ben Brantley New York Times ‘Critics’ Pick’ “is an inspiring jolt of energy and mad skillz,” raves Jesse Oxfeld of Entertainment Weekly. And in his four-star Critics’ Pick review, Time Out’s David Cote proclaimed, “School’s IN – forever!” School of Rock – The Musical was nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Lloyd Webber and Slater), Best Book (Fellowes), and Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Alex Brightman).

 

Based on the hit film, School of Rock – The Musical is a hilarious new musical that follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Disclosure: This play was hosted and tickets were given for my honest review. Opinions are mine 100% as always. Thank you for a great night out with my son. We really enjoyed it. 

Broadway Musical Tuck Everlasting Review #EverlastingMOMS

13 May

I love taking my family to Broadway Plays. One of the perks of living in NYC. is we have the best Broadway plays right in Times Square. I was happy to see Tuck Everlasting come to Broadway. I was even more happier to get an invite from The Moms to bring my family and come see the play along with them and other fellow bloggers. Have you ever read the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt? If you have then I think it’s time for you to see the Musical on Broadway. “Winnie Foster” goes on an adventure because she’s not having any fun and tired of being bored. She meets the Tucks family and their secret and is given the chance to live forever like them or live a normal life. What do you think she chooses? Would you choose everlasting life? 


Seeing the cast up close and singing live with the incredible Tuck Everladting Orchestra was simply amazing. Eleven-year old Sarah Charles Lewis who plays “Winnie Foster” has some pipes on her. She did an incredible job. Pippa Pearthree who plays “Nana” is very funny, and a little feisty grandma. I think all the little girls had a crush on “Jesse Tuck” played by Andrew Keenan-Bolger. There are two acts and one 15 minute intermission.

The entire cast did a wonderful job and my kids and I gave it a ten out of ten. We met the cast members and the end of the play and my daughter asked them “Would you want to live forever?” Some said no and a few said yes. They loved her question. It would be hard to choose. Knowing you can’t be around your friends or neighbors because you don’t age and holding a secret forever  is difficult to do. 

We had a beautiful night out on Broadway and the cast members were very nice. “Jesse Tuck” even signed autographs. My daughter was very happy. I look forward to more from the cast and more Broadway plays this year. Thank you to The Moms for a magical night with my family. 

Check out @tuckmusical on Twitter and http://www.tuckeverlastingmusical.com for more info. 



Disclosure: This post is not compensated. Opinions are mine 100% as always. 

CINDERELLA ON BROADWAY

6 Mar

Cinderella on Broadway was the best family Broadway show of this year. It is different than what you expect and I mean that in a good, funny way. I encourage all ages to see it. The cast is incredible and the costume changes on stage is amazing. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything like that. When you see it you will know exactly what I’m talking about so pay attention when Cinderella magically changes her outfits. There are so many funny scenes we couldn’t stop laughing. The step mother and step sisters weren’t what you expected either. Sometimes they were nice to Cinderella and other times they were just what they seemed. The Prince was charming and very, very considerate and thoughtful just like Cinderella.

The entire cast did a wonderful job and played their parts to a tee. The fairy godmother gets to fly around stage which she told us in a q & a after the show that at first she was afraid of heights but she got used to it and now that’s the best part when she performs. She enjoys flying and being up high in the air.

The raccoon and fox had fun parts as well.

I would love to take the kids and see this again. I highly recommend seeing this with the family.
I want to thank @themoms for making this possible for us to see and providing gift bags and snacks for the parents and kids. We made it home before the clock stroke midnight!!!

Below are pictures and I also got pictures of some of the cast after the show. The Prince and Cinderella are on the left. The step mother is in black with the hat on. The character who plays the the Tree is in the green shirt. The fairy godmother h

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Broadway Musical Reviews

14 Nov

This year I had the privilege of taking my kids to 2 shows on Broadway thanks to @themoms. One was The Musical Annie. The cast were incredible, singing was phenomenal, orchestra sounded great, and my kids and I enjoyed every minute. Annie was played by the Lilla Crawford. Ms. Hannigan was played by Kate Finneran and they both have some pipes on them. Ms. Hannigan had it down packed as far as the attitude, drinking, and just being her crazy, funny self. Annie was a doll. The whole cast just blew our socks off and everything is better live.

My kids couldn’t stop singing the songs. I have to admit I couldn’t either.

The only person I missed in the play was Punjab but I guess his services weren’t needed. Regardless we had a blast and would love to see it again.

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The next show on Broadway we recently saw was Elf The Musical.
There was a reception first where the kids filled up on mini sliders, pizza, veggies and dip, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Baked by Melissa cupcakes, lollipops, Sierra Mist drinks, and Hershey Kisses. The guests also received gift bags with Sierra Mist glassware and coupons.

This was a very funny musical. Jordan Gelber played Buddy the Elf. He played the part very well. He made me want to take him home and adopt him.

Wayne Knight played Santa and if you watch any Seinfeld repeats you will know his character is Newman.

They gave props to a few well known stores such as, Duane Reade, Macy’s and Starbucks. Santa also made a joke about turning off his cell phone and having candy already unwrapped before the story begins so it doesn’t disturb anyone. I guess the lady behind me didn’t care because she tried to open her candy wrapper which seemed like it took forever and was very loud and disturbing.

The whole cast were great and I loved their singing. Another group with great lungs. There were a few profanity words thrown out there that I wish weren’t put in but I didn’t write the play. Since a lot of kids are seeing this they could have left it out though.

Overall another musical my kids and I enjoyed.

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