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April 23, 2015

Ticket Giveaway: NEW Big Air Buena Park Trampoline Park Now Open! | @BigAirBuenaPark #BigAir

Big Air Trampoline Park is now open inside the Buena Park Mall! We were invited to check it out, share what we found, then send three families! We've been to several trampoline parks throughout Orange County, and they're always a big hit, and always a work out!

We had tickets for a one hour jump thinking, "Okay, how much jumping can we really do anyway?" We went from throwing balls at each other in the Haley's Dodge It Court, jumping into a large foam pit at Launch Pad, dunking basketballs in the Space Slam, running and jumping all over the Zero Gravity Court (some were doing somersaults), and battling it out on a balance beam at the Galactic Gladiators. The children had a good old time as we were trying to catch our breathes and catch up! Luckily for us, there were plenty of benches and couches for us to rest.

April 22, 2015

Show Review: THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD @SegerstromArts #SCFTA #GruffaloChildTour

We were invited to a review a performance of THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD. Once again Segerstrom Center for the Arts chose a wonderful play to introduce children to theater. THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD is adapted from the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler and brought to the stage by London’s Tall Stories Theatre Company.

The Gruffalo's Child. Copyright Tall Stories.

The story follows the daughter of the Gruffalo as she sets off into the deep dark woods even after her father's many warnings never to set foot there. She goes on an adventure to meet the big bad Mouse her father is extremely afraid of. She follows the tracks of a fancy dressed snake, an owl, and a fox that she believes to be the big bad Mouse each time. Each animal convince her they know where the big bad Mouse is and gets her to follow. Finally, the child meets the little Mouse who tricks her into believing she is about to meet the big bad Mouse using her shadow. Scared of the big bad Mouse, the Gruffalo's daughter runs back to her father's cave where she feels safe in his arms.

April 21, 2015

Show Review: Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy #DisneyOnIce

This is a post written by Cynthia Duarte.

If you are a fan of Disney, then you know what sorts of magic they are capable of. I loved surprising my daughters with a mid-week showing of Disney On Ice: Worlds of Fantasy at the LA Sports Arena, and had such a great time escaping to the many worlds of Disney. The show started out with Mickey and Friends driving out to say Hello, but when their car breaks down, who should they call? Well Tow Mater of course! He comes to the rescue along with his friends Lightning McQueen and Sally to get Mickey's car going for their next adventure.
Disney On Ie Worlds of Fantasy #DisneyOnIce
Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy. Photo Courtesy of KindaSillyMommy.com

April 19, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS Musical Review at Segerstrom Center | #GuysAndDollsTour #SCFTA

We attended the opening night of GUYS AND DOLLS musical as media at the Sergerstrom Center in Costa Mesa this past week, and it was bustling with gamblers, gangsters and sassy showgirls. This fun musical introduces audiences to a cast of characters who have become legends in the musical theater world.

GUYS AND DOLLS Musical Tour Segerstrom Center, Costa Mesa, CA #GuysAndDollsTour #SCFTA

April 17, 2015

ANNIE Musical Tour @SegerstromArts May 13-24, 2015! #SCFTA

The U.S. national tour of ANNIE is coming to Orange County at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 13-24, 2015. This iconic Tony Award-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show's original director and lyricist Martin Charnin, remains one of the biggest Broadway musical hits ever. Who doesn't belt out song's from ANNIE's beloved score - like "Tomorrow" and "Maybe" - at least once during the day? There's a reason this amazing show ran for 2,377 performances when it first opened April 21, 1977 and has been running somewhere around the world for the last 37 years.

Gilgamesh Taggett as Oliver Warbucks and Issie Swickle as Annie - Photo by Joan Marcus