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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical is Scrumdiddlyumptious.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the Musical

Thanks to the 2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week deal, I scored discounted tickets and took my family to see the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway last weekend. I’m so happy to report that the show is scrumdiddlyumptious.

The truth is anyone who is a real Roald Dahl fan obviously loves Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory, the 1971 film adaptation of his book Charlie and The Chocolate Factory. Which means there is no one besides the late, great Gene Wilder who can truly capture the eccentric, equal parts charismatic and creepy candy man. Mention the awful 2015 remake and you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!

Tony award winner Christian Borle, however, comes awfully close to Wilder’s perfection.

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2-For-1 NYC #OffBroadwayWeek Tickets On Sale Now

NYC Off-Broadway Week

Last night I took my family to see Charlie and The Chocolate Factory thanks to the 2-For-1 NYC Broadway Week ticket deal we purchased (stay tuned for our review), and it was extra sweet because of the money we saved with the 2-for-1 deal.

If you missed that deal, don’t despair: Now there’s a chance to enjoy some fantastic Off-Broadway shows with your family! 

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Arts & Culture, Day Trips, Museums

Smithsonian Museum Day Live is Your Chance to Get Free Admission to 1,500+Museums

museum day live 2017

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of arts & culture hosted by Smithsonian magazine. This year’s admission free event takes place on Saturday, September 23.

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2-For-1 NYC #BroadwayWeek Tickets On Sale August 17

NYC Broadway Week

We love Broadway and the annual 2-For-1 NYC #BroadwayWeek makes us want to do our best jazz hands!

NYC Broadway Week tickets go on sale August 17, at 10:30 am. Purchase your 2-for-1 tickets and then between September 4 – 17, you can enjoy some of the best shows in town — minus Hamilton, but c’mon, you knew that…

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Arts & Culture, Museums, New York New York a Helluva Town, Travel Tips, Reviews, & Giveaways

Giveaway: Tickets to See Moon Shot at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYC

Moon Shot Theater Unspeakable

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which combines cool science and history exhibits aboard the historic aircraft carrier Intrepid in New York City, kicks off the first week of August with a week-long Space and Science Festival. It’s a perfect time to take a Day Trip to the museum if you haven’t visited yet.

One of the highlights of the theme week is two performances of the original show Moon Shot by Chicago’s Theater Unspeakable, which will be performed beneath the Space Shuttle Enterprise on August 4 and 5.

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All the World's a Stage, Arts & Culture, Day Trips, New York New York a Helluva Town

Affordable and Fun NYC Theater for Little Kids

NYC Theater for Little Kids: The Gazillion Bubble Show

Have preschoolers and little kids at home and looking for cultural inspiration? You’ve come to the right place!

Whether you want to try out live performance for the first time or are looking for a cool respite from the summer heat, we’ve put together a list of affordable and fun NYC Theater for little kids. These shows have a running time of 1 hour with no intermission, perfect for little ones who like their arts & culture short and sweet.

And since you’ll be in The City, make it a real Day Trip and visit one of our favorite places in The Big Apple.

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Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse is Practically Perfect

Mary Poppins
Elena Shaddow as Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Mary Poppins at Paper Mill Playhouse is, to use the lyrics from one of the show’s songs, practically perfect in every way. 

My 9-year-old daughter and I had the pleasure of seeing the musical at the official press opening last night and we loved it. We weren’t alone; the entire audience was caught up in the magic — clapping and singing along, cheering, and jumping to their feet for a standing ovation at the finale. 

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Arts & Culture, Museums, Weekend Away

5 Amazing Spots for a Hamilton-Inspired Weekend in Historic Philadelphia

Historic Philadelphia
Alexander Hamilton and The Gilmore Girls.

Do you have a family obsessed with Hamilton? You want a revolution? We have a revelation! Historic Philadelphia is where you can go beyond Broadway and follow Hamilton’s footsteps.

Thanks to Visit Philly, my A.Ham obsessed family stepped back in time to enjoy a weekend of historic adventures in the City of Brotherly Love.

Here are 5 don’t-miss spots for a Hamilton-inspired weekend of family fun:

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