Big Apple Circus! Review from the Ring.

Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

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Yesterday, the fam and I went to the Big Apple Circus at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

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Both my husband and my son were pulled into the ring for some of the fun. My husband was an especially good sport as Francesco the Clown brought him in, dressed him as a bride, and made him jingle bells on the skirt by shaking his hips. Oh my, my, my, it was funny!

Yep, it was so much fun even my lap go into the act. Wait, what? Yes, confetti exploded right over my head. All over me. I may still have some in my hair right now.

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We were in the front row in case that’s not obvious to you at this point. But there is not a single seat is more than 50 feet away from the action. So if you have the money and want to spend it go ahead and get up front, but all the seats are great!

You can get tickets here! And use the code APPLE to get 20% off.

 

For 37 years Big Apple Circus, New York’s original one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class circus artistry. Experience the instant connection between audience and artist as your family sits less than 50 feet from the ring. Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities we serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable Big Apple Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach programs — Clown Care[SM], Vaudeville Caravan[SM], Circus After School[SM], Circus For All!® and Circus of the Senses® — as well as its critically acclaimed performances.

A Note for Food Allergy Moms:

From the Circus – “We do not sell peanuts as a single concessions item nor do we present animal partners that eat peanuts, however we do sell concessions items that contain peanuts such as M&Ms and Cracker Jacks.”
****UPDATE!! The Big Apple Circus has updated its policies about nut products in concessions… “Your little peanuts are important to us, which is why our concession stand does not sell peanuts or products containing peanuts. Snack on!” 

 

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This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in a program by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given a free tickets to the circus for this post. All opinions are my own.

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The Boston Red Sox are Calling All Kids!

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In 2015, the Red Sox are “Calling All Kids” to join Red Sox Kid Nation!

The first 25,000 kids registered for Red Sox Kid Nation will receive a free ticket to a 2015 game. You read that right, the team has committed 25,000 free tickets to kids in 2015. Free tickets can be redeemed by signing up for Kid Nation: redsox.com/kidnation. This is also the first time that entry level membership to Kid Nation if free. Free membership and a free ticket!

The free tickets are not the only element of “Calling All Kids” as the team is also making Fenway Park an even more kid-friendly atmosphere with the addition of:

Gate K & Kid Nation Concourse – A special new entrance at Fenway dedicated to children and families located adjacent to Gate B near the corner of Van Ness and Ipswich Streets. The gate will lead fans into the new Kid Nation Concourse featuring new attractions for young fans, including: A seven-foot giant Wally bobblehead, Interactive video wall, Life-size images & footprints Red Sox players, Balloon artist, stilt walker, and face painter, Kid-themed concessions including a $5 kids meal (mini hot dog, cotton candy, and a small juice)

Wally’s Clubhouse – Red Sox Kid Nation Clubhouse is being transformed into the new “Wally’s Clubhouse,” open from the 3rd to the 7th inning season-long, providing families with a respite from inclement weather, a place to play and walk around, and a welcoming venue for children to meet Wally the Green Monster.

Red Sox Kids Crew – A new group of Fenway Park staff, Red Sox Kids Crew, will greet kids as they enter Gate K, lead children in games, and provide families with assistance and information about kid-friendly Fenway Park activities.

Student Tickets – All high school and college students 15 and over with a student ID can purchase tickets for only $9 for every regular season home game. The tickets guarantee at least an entry into standing room, but the club will also upgrade to seats when they are available.

Good things are happening at Fenway this year for kids!

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I get to know about all of this good stuff and tell you all about across social media because I am a part of the #RedSoxMoms program. I get do some fun stuff like go to games in return for my participation.

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Big Apple Circus in Boston – Giveaway!

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Big Apple Circus in Boston – Giveaway!

Snow? Freezing cold?  Don’t worry! A certain reminder that spring will come: the Big Apple Circus will return to Boston in 3 weeks, with their 37th all-new show…

METAMORPHOSIS.

They will be playing under the Big Top at on City Hall Plaza March 24 – May 10.

Hurry, hurry! — Fly away to the magical ring, to the circus — to the Big Apple Circus! — where an All-New ShowMETAMORPHOSIS — with astonishing acts and startling transformations will transport you to a realm of enchantment under the Big Top! For its 37th Season, Big Apple Circus soars on wings of artifice and illusion, to a dreamscape domain where no one sits more than 50 feet from the ring, and nothing is impossible! Big Apple Circus presents METAMORPHOSIS in its annual Boston engagement at City Hall Plaza from Tuesday, March 24 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

 

To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code APPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/  by phone at  888-541-3750, and at the box office.

*Limited availability. Offer good on select seats and shows. Other conditions apply. Children under 3 are free on the lap of a paid adult, one child per lap.

 AND!

Enter to win our giveaway for 4 tickets to the show on Saturday, March 28 at 4:30 pm!

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    This post (and my sharing on social media) was inspired by my participation in promotion by The Big Apple Circus. I have been given free admission to the show for this post. Image used with permission. All opinions are my own.

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Red Sox Moms – 2015

Wooooohooo! Just got an email from The Red Sox Moms team and they asked me to come back.

My family and I had so much fun bringing you all the Red Sox awesomeness last year.

Can’t wait to bring it in 2015! #RedSoxMoms

 

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I found JOY at Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Look at this! That little kid getting the autographs? My boy! He was in the Globe too.

I have been in a scroogey, bah humbuggy, blerrrrrrgh to all things holiday mood for a while now. I do not know why. I can’t explain it. I have small kids, this time should be magical. That’s what everyone tells me anyway. But here’s where I get scroogey – it’s a lot of work. So many things, to do, and buy and make. It all just seems like too much sometimes.

I ran a giveaway for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas last week. I almost didn’t because I didn’t want to do the work. But then I thought just because I am in a foul mood doesn’t mean that someone else (read you my lovely and precious few readers) might like to go. That someone else might be in a joyous holiday mood. So I ran the giveaway. The winner was super excited to go!

Now it’s confession time. I have never seen the movie White Christmas. I get funny crinkled up nose looks when I’ve told people that in the past week.

“Really?” they say.
Really.

I almost didn’t do the giveaway which brought people joy. I almost didn’t go the show which brought me joy. I almost didn’t take some friends, who were thrilled to be able to go, joyous in fact. I almost didn’t go the red carpet beforehand which led to so much joy for my son.

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So all that joy and goodness and love and I almost didn’t get to do any of it. I almost didn’t go when the worst thing that could’ve happened was that I saw an awesome show. And it was awesome. The tap dance number in the middle of the show was worth the effort alone.

If you’ve seen the movie you’ll love the show. My friend that came with us has seen the movie many many times and she thought it was fantastic!

I just read this quote on someone’s Facebook page “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?” Dr. Suess.

I needed a reminder that the holiday season means a little bit more. Joy. Bringing other people joy. And joy for me. Yes please, MORE JOY FOR ME :-)

Do you need some joy?

White Christmas is playing at The Wang Theatre through the 28th of December. You should go get some joy.

Use this link to save 20% per ticket for select performances, and buy tickets now using the code IBWC60.

 

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Giveaway

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This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and you have IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS THE MUSICAL.
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Performances begin December 16 at the Wang Theatre for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” It’s the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

 There’s also a fun red carpet event if you on Wednesday the 17th! It’s a return to 1940’s glamour, as the stars of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas arrive at the Citi Wang Theatre on Wednesday, December 17 at 6:25 PM.  They’ll arrive in style, in rare, silver 1940 Buick Limited Series Touring Limousine, and walk the red carpet into the Citi Wang Theatre for their Opening Night performance. The ladies in full-length ball gowns, and the men resplendent in tuxedos, stars James Clow (Bob Wallace), Trista Moldovan (Betty Haynes), Jeremy Benton (Phil Davis) and Kaitlyn Davidson (Judy Haynes)   will greet fans and sign autographs.

This cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.” – The New York Times

“A holiday juggernaut. One well-loved Berlin tune after another.” – Los Angeles Times

 

Use this link to save 20% per ticket for select performances, and buy tickets now using the code IBWC60

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Win tickets to the show on Wednesday 12/17 at 7:30!

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