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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 Broadway Week Tickets On Sale January 5

NYC Broadway Week

Mark your calendars, there’s another opportunity to score discounted Broadway tickets coming your way! Beginning on January 5, 2017, at 10:30 am, you can purchase 2-for-1 tickets to fantastic  shows on Broadway during NYC Broadway Week, which takes place January 17-February 5, 2017.

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Take the Kids to Broadway For Free! Kids’ Night on Broadway Tickets Go On Sale December 6

Kids’ Night on Broadway

The 21st Kids’ Night on Broadway will take place in NYC on February 28, 2017 and tickets go on sale December 6 at 10:30 am!

The annual event offers kids (under 18) a FREE ticket with every adult ticket purchased. Plus, to celebrate the event, many participating restaurants offer free kids meals when you purchase an adult meal and participating parking garages offer discounted parking during this special event.

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Could it Be? Yes, it Could. West Side Story at Paper Mill Playhouse is Very Good

West Side Story

The most beautiful sound I ever heard was Matt Doyle singing as Tony in Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s West Side Story.

West Side Story.My 12 year old daughter and I had the pleasure of seeing West Side Story on Sunday night at the official press opening. I fell in love with the film version as a girl her age and wanted to share the experience with her. She didn’t know anything about the legendary musical, so she watched with new eyes. By the end of this fantastic production — which is directed by Paper Mill’s Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee —she was in love too.

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Kids’ Night on Broadway Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow!

Kids’ Night on Broadway

We told you the Kids’ Night on Broadway program would be coming soon when we reviewed Matilda the Musical. Well tomorrow is the day!  Tickets go on sale on November 3 at 10:30 am.

The annual event offers children ages 6 to 18 a FREE ticket with every adult ticket purchased. In addition, many participating restaurants offer free kids meals when you purchase an adult meal and participating parking garages offer discounted parking during this special event.

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Kid-Friendly Broadway: Matilda the Musical

Matilda the Musical

Some of my fondest childhood memories were made on Broadway in NYC. I was obsessed with musicals as a child and dreamed of seeing my name in lights on the Great White Way. I even loved that old Milford Plaza commercial with the hotel staff singing The Lullaby of Broadway–remember that?

I never made it to the Broadway stage, but my dad, who didn’t have much money, saved to take me to a few shows and it meant the world to me. Now I’m able to share the Broadway experience with my girls. Taking the kids to Broadway is a wonderful way to get some family culture in and enjoy the best of NYC. And there are some fabulous kid-friendly shows to see.

After scoring 2-for-1 tickets for Broadway Week, we saw Matilda the Musical at Shubert Theater and I’m still singing the show tunes in the shower.

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