Thursday, January 31, 2019

Day 320- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The New Musical- The Golden Ticket to Pure Imagination




My blog inspiration book, Everything I Need to Know I learned From a Little Golden Book reminds us to “use your imagination”. That is just what Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The New Musical  reminds you to do. The story takes you to a world of imagination when Charlie Bucket and his grandfather find the golden ticket to tour the eccentric Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The musical captures the essence of this iconic story about the innocents of having the child-like ability to dream, imagine and create.   

Monday, January 21, 2019

Day 318 You’re the Next Contestant, Come on Down to the CLO Cabaret's Game On - an Interactive Game Show Musical Comedy


Growing up my family were game show enthusiasts. The daytime TV of my childhood was riddled with shows, Password, Match Game, Let’s Make a Deal, The Price is Right and more.  We played along dreaming of winning the big prize. The CLO premier show, Game On captures the spirit of the game in a musical comedy where you are the studio audience and maybe the next contestant.  

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Day 317-Heinz History Center Lecture-" Hamilton-Remix:History Meets Show Biz"- What's the Buzz


Pittsburgh is going Hamilton crazy with the Broadway musical playing for almost the entire month of  January at the Benedum Center. I don’t have a golden ticket to Hamilton and frankly the mania surrounding it  has peaked my curiosity about this hip-hop musical. My hope was that the Heinz History Center lecture, by historian Dr. Richard Bell,  Hamilton-Remix:History Meets Show Biz,  might not only refresh my knowledge of  American history  but  also explain the buzz about this show.  

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

January Preview of Events


Happy New Year.  I hope that you will start the new year off  by joining  me in person or vicariously as I explore these January events and more. 


 Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory -January 29 through February 3, 2019 -Benedum Center



The 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was one of my all time favorite childhood movies. My son loved the Tim Burton 2009 remake with Johnny Depp. Whichever version you prefer, the story takes you to a world of imagination when Charlie Bucket and his grandfather find the golden ticket to tour the eccentric Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will bring those Oompa-Loompas, inventions and featured songs from the original film “Pure Imagination,” “The Candy Man” and “I’ve Got a Golden Ticket” to the stage. 

Join me for a night of pure imagination at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from January 29, 2019 to February 3, 2019 at the Benedum Center.  For your golden ticket go to trustarts.org.

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