The Wizard of Oz will play a 2-week engagement at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre, running April 12-24, 2016. This new production is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, totally reconceived for the stage. Developed from the popular MGM screenplay, this production contains the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Would you like to win tickets to see the opening night? Dorothy and Toto will arrive at the Wang Theatre at 6 pm in an antique pickup truck (like on the farm!), where Munchkins will be waiting to escort her up the ‘yellow brick road’ and into the theatre.
Already know you want to go? How about a discount?
Save 25% on tickets to see The Wizard of Oz at the Citi Wang Theatre! Visit http://citicenter.org/buy/show-listing/wizard-of-oz and enter code OZMOM to buy your discounted tickets. Discount applies to select performances (4/12 7 pm, 4/13 7 pm, 4/14 7 pm, 4/15 7 pm, 4/17 6:30pm ) while supplies last. Valid on all levels, excluding Orchestra Pit.
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Opening Day is almost here!! Register your youngest Red Sox fans for Red Sox Kid Nation, the official kids’ fan club of the Boston Red Sox. Membership is free and the free ticket offer is for all members, while supplies last.
The Boston Red Sox have some new kids & family initiatives for this season both in and out of Fenway Park. Here are just a few…
For the first time, the club will offer a virtual reality experience at Fenway Park through a series of 360 videos that give exclusive, all-access views of what it’s like to be a Red Sox player during the 2016 season.
Virtual reality stations will be available to kids in Wally’s Clubhouse and to all fans in the Kids Concourse. The videos will also be available to fans online.
The Red Sox will take Fenway Park on the road with a new mobile truck that will bring the ballpark experience to communities throughout New England. The Red Sox Mobile Experience presented by T-Mobile features a 15-foot truck with panels that move to remake the Green Monster wall. The truck will carry a batting cage, virtual reality dugout, and pitching stations to dozens of cities and towns during the 2016 season.
The Red Sox Mobile Experience will debut the week of May 9 leading into MLB’s national “Play Ball!” weekend.
Free Tickets for Kids & Student Discount Tickets:
Entry-level membership in Red Sox Kid Nation (children 14 and under) will be free, and every child in the program can attend a game for free. Fans can begin signing up for the membership and free ticket starting today on redsox.com/kidnation.
For high school and college students with a student ID, the club will again offer a $9 ticket for every regular seasonhome game. The “Student 9’s,” presented by Selfeo, guarantee at least an entry into standing room with the possibility of an upgrade to seats when available.
Wally’s Clubhouse Updates:
A rolling mobile exhibit will feature a miniature fiberglass version of Pesky’s Pole that youngsters can sign with a dry erase marker, a piece of the padded field wall that lines the infield and outfield, and various compartments with objects for them to feel, such as a deconstructed baseball and Fenway Park dirt.
Miniature lockers staged to look just like the ones in the Red Sox clubhouse will be installed in Wally’s Clubhouse, and an oversized trunk filled with authentic Red Sox jerseys, cleats, and batting gloves will be available for kids to play dress up.
In addition to the tactile elements, enhanced organized games and activities such as Red Sox bingo, story time, Q&A sessions, and lessons on scoring the game will take place in the space. The Red Sox will also host a comprehensive clinic later in the season for kids who want to learn how to score the game.
And for the young collectors in the family, an extensive Red Sox bobblehead collection will be on display in the Team Store window located in the Kids Concourse.
At the end of Spring Training, Tessie the Green Monster (Wally’s sister) will take her place in the Kids Concourse where she will be a permanent staple before and during Red Sox home games throughout the season.
The Grand Tour Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016. The fun starts at 3:30pm with interactive entertainment by our Clown Doctors, followed by a full performance of The Grand Tour, and then dessert in the Ring with the performers. Plus free popcorn for all and free goody bags for the kids! Tickets start at $30. All proceeds support Big Apple Circus Clown Care® at Boston Children’s Hospital, as well as our adapted performances.
Performances of The Grand Tour begin on Thursday, March 24 and run through Sunday, May 8 under the Big Top at 1 City Hall Plaza (Government Center), Boston, MA 02201, following the show’s World Premiere engagement at Lincoln Center, NYC and month-long engagement in Bridgewater, NJ.
You should totally go and that coupon code will still work! To save 20% per order for select performances, use the code BIGAPPLE* when buying tickets online at http://www.bigapplecircus.org/ 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.
***A note about Food Allergies! 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!”
KING RICHARD’S FAIRE INVITES YOU TO ESCAPE REALITY
COME TO THE FAIRE
King Richard’s Faire is New England’s largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire. The 2015 season is to run September 5 through October 25, 2015 on weekends and Monday holidays.
Tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest off Rt. 58 in Carver, Mass., King Richard’s Faire announces its 34th season offering guests a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Guests will enjoy daring knights jousting on horseback and eight stages filled with song and dance, stunts and storytelling. Every Saturday afternoon, the King’s Stage offers themed contests and events to add variety to the festival-like entertainment lineup (see kingrichardsfaire.net for details).
There are two childrens’ special costume events- the Prince and Princess Promenade on 10/3 and the Fairies and Pirates Parade on 10/17.
Both are at 4p on the King’s Stage, first 50 to line up can parade on stage to show the audience their awesome costumes.
Seedling.com is donating the prizes and I can probably get my hands on a few to give away :-) Seedling activity kits are designed to help fuel young imaginations and open new paths to discovery. Young users are invited to use their own initiative at every stage of the activity – from the materials they’ll use to the ways they’ll play with it. Once they start, there’s no end to the possibilities.
One lucky Viola Cay reader can win four free tickets to King Richard’s Faire and a magical medieval activity kit from Seedling.com (total value around $160).
Guests can mingle with the King and his royal court, noble and not-so-noble subjects and skilled performers. When as famished as a mud beggar, enjoy the Faire’s delicious spit-roasted turkey legs, buttery ears of corn, boules filled with chowder and stew, ringlets of fries, and quench thirst with champagne, wine and brew. Shoppers can stroll through the 16th century village filled with the wares of more than 100 unique and talented artisans, including New England artists. At every turn, guests will encounter fantasy and wonder through minstrels, musicians, acrobats, stilt walkers, giant puppets, wenches, and more. Carvershire has been bustling with excitement as King Richard and Queen Anne welcome new entertainers and talented artisans to our enchanting village including:
the Great Cats of the World Show, Draiku, the amazing aerialist duo, Topsy Turvey, two beautiful acrobatic stunt mavens, Squire of the Wire, a comedy and juggling high wire act, and Princess Sing-Along, with our favorite trio of princesses!
Special event schedule:
Saturday 9/5: Carver Day – free admission for Carver residents with proper ID
Sunday 9/6: Military Appreciation Day – free admission for all those with valid military ID
Saturday 9/12, 4p: Cleavage Contest
Saturday 9/19, 4p : Vow Renewal Ceremony and Guinness Book of World Records attempt by Jack Ze Whipper (consecutive whip cracks) to follow on the jousting field
Saturday 9/26, 4p: Game of Thrones costume and trivia contest
Saturday 10/3, 4p: Prince & Princess Promenade for ages 11 and under, followed by princess meet & greet for all ages
Saturday 10/24, 4p: Adult Costume Contest (Cosplay, Time Travelers, Steampunk)
Faire hours are 10:30a-6p every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, from September 5th through October 25, 2015. Tickets are $29 for adults (12+) and $16 for children ages 4-11. Children under 4 are free, and parking is free. Allergy mamas be aware: You can NOT bring in outside food. Discounts given to groups of 25 adults or more and private parties can be accommodated (birthdays, vow renewal ceremonies, weddings). Groups may make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faire is located at 235 Main Street (Rt. 58) in Carver, Mass. 02330. Visit King Richard’s Faire on Facebook and on Twitter and Instagram @KRFaire, and on Pinterest as well.
SO much fun to be had in two days of music, food and fun for the whole family!
The 25th Annual KidsFest is
September 19-20, 2015
Enjoy sample foods on the spot, like burgers, hot dogs, pizza, ice cream, snacks and more… or take pre-packaged foods home with you more than 50 Market Basket Vendors!
As well as:
Flippenout Trampoline Show Rainforest Reptile Show Maximum Velocity BMX Bike Show Baby Animal Petting Zoo! Sample Skiing or Riding on our Kids’ Ski Deck USA Ninja Warrior Challenge Course
presented by Sterling Gym XLO’s In It To Win It Game Show Challenge