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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Monster Jam in Glendale October 2022 (A Giveaway)


Monster Jam in Glendale October 2022 (A Giveaway)

 


This. Is. MONSTER JAM™!  The most action-packed motorsports experience for families in the world today returns to Glendale for another adrenaline-charged weekend at State Farm Stadium on Saturday, October 1, 2022.  Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Monster Jam features world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill.   

Arizona motorsports fans will witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship.  Engineered to perfection, the 12,000-pound Monster Jam trucks push all limits going head-to-head for points in Freestyle, Skills, Donuts and Racing competitions.   Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles-per-hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motorsports action seen around the world.   




WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2022 Event Time: 7:00 PM 

Pit Party open from 2:30 PM–5:30 PM (Sat. Event Ticket & Pit Pass required for entry) 

WHERE: State Farm Stadium – 1 Cardinals Dr. Glendale, AZ 85305 

TICKETS:Tickets are affordably priced for the whole family! 

Tickets are now available for purchase online at SeatGeek.com 

*Ticket prices subject to change – additional venue/ticketing fees may apply 

GIVEAWAY: Win 4 tickets and PIT Part Passes HERE on FB!




Monday, September 5, 2022

The Gaslight Theatre Presents The Wizard of the Rings! 2022 Review

 The Gaslight Theatre Presents The Wizard of the Rings! 

2022 Review


The current show running from Labor Day weekend through November 6, 2022 at The Gaslight Theatre Tucson is the Wizard of the Rings! 

I recently had the opportunity to see this production and (SPOILER ALERT)........... the "Companionship of the Ring" does the right thing and saves the world, yet it is so easy to love to hate the bad guys and gals too. 


Janée
Page, Heather Stricker and Ruthie Hayashi knock it out of the park with their evil characters and soaring vocals! David Orley adds his wicked charm to the wizard, wobbit, and elf hating character,  Zazaran.

Will your family enjoy this show even if they don't know anything about this tale of the powerful Great Ring?  We did! We were not familiar with the storyline beforehand at all and we all had a great time. The actors are having so much fun on stage, it is contagious. The silly characters that popped in like Papa Smurf portrayed by Jacob Brown made us all laugh out loud. Mike Yarema is the innocent wobbit Froyo and when he is so "serious" about acting his part in situations like getting (himself) caught up in a giant spider web, you just cant help but have a good time along with him. 

All of the characters sing, dance, and act with pizazz and the storyline could really be about anything with these professional multi-talented melodrama actors on the Gaslight Stage. Families will have a great night out! The show is perfect for date nights too- be sure to look at the date night deal below.

In the Gong Olios, following the main show, husband and wife team, Todd and Erin Thompson really shine as they cheer "Hey" Mickey on and make it past the gong! The Gaslight live music band that accompanies the entire show truly rocks- Linda Ackermann on keys, Derek Norman on bass guitar and Adam Ackermann on drums!

Who: No age restrictions/family-friendly

When: Shows run Tuesday through Sunday, Now-Nov. 6, 2022.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 7PM Fridays and Saturdays: 6PM, 8:30PM Sundays: 3PM, 6PM

Where: The Gaslight Theatre- 7010 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710

Tickets: Adults $27 (before tax); with discounts available for Groups, Students,Seniors, Military, First Responders, and Children 2-12. Tickets available by calling 520-886-9428 or visit The Gaslight Theatre box office, open 10am to 8pm daily 

*DATE NIGHT deal - 2 tickets and 1 sundae with 2 spoons all for $27 Friday and Saturday 8:30pm show ONLY

*Reservations Required*



Disney On Ice Tucson October 2022 (Ticket Giveaway)

Disney On Ice Tucson October 2022 

(Ticket Giveaway)

Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventure Takes Families on a Fun-Fueled Excursion to Iconic Disney Destinations

Featuring new and classic tales, this a multi-generational experience visits Tucson playing October 13-16, 2022 at Tucson Arena.

See the world from the rooftops of London with Mary Poppins and Jack and his band of dancing lamplighters. Travel to the sun-soaked Motunui and help Moana restore the heart of Te Fiti. Set off on a safari and snap unforgettable photos of wild cheetahs and monkeys when guests traverse through the Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Discover a whole new world and be swept up in Aladdin’s princely parade filled with spectacular stunts, magical moments with Genie, and a brand-new song from Jasmine that will render the audience “Speechless.” Mosey on over to a larger-than-life comedic carnival and team up with Woody and Bo Peep as they search for their new friend Forky. 


Fans will hit a high note with Mickey and pals while singing along to beloved Disney tunes as they welcome Merida, Belle, Ariel, Mulan and Tiana to the ice.


Families should be prepared for a getaway jam-packed with unexpected hijinks and surprise, up-close character interaction as Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures makes a pitstop right in Tucson!


WHEN: 

Thursday, October 13 7:00 PM

Friday, October 14 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 15 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, October 16 1:00 PM & 5:00 PM


WHERE: Tucson Arena – 260 S Church St. Tucson, AZ 85701

TICKET GIVEAWAY: Win a 4 pack of tickets to opening night in Tucson 10/13/22 HERE on our FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY 

TICKETS: Family friendly ticket pricing available – tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com.




Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Check out the '56 Rock and Roll Revue at The Gaslight Music Hall

 Check out the '56 Rock and Roll Revue at 

The Gaslight Music Hall 


'56 brings back to life one of the purest forms of American Roots music and lays it down with style. From blues-tinged, hip-shakin' rockers like "Johnny B. Goode" and "Shake, Rattle & Roll" to the sultry, starlight ballads of "Fever" or "Love Me," Bret's silky-smooth, powerful vocals make every female swoon and the fellas want to run out and race with their buddies for pinks!

When: December 11 2pm and 6pm

Where: The Gaslight Music Hall Oro Valley 13005 N Oracle Rd #165,Tucson, AZ 85739

520-529-1000

Tickets: $31, with discounts available for children, students, seniors, and members of the military and first responders.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

If you order online, you must purchase the entire table. (No social seating at this time) For odd-numbered parties, groups, or to use a gift card or season pass, please call #520-529-1000.

 We highly suggest the wearing of masks when not eating or drinking and when walking around the theater.




Monday, November 29, 2021

Nutcracker Performances Tucson 2021

 Nutcracker Performances in Tucson 2021



There are many wonderful options to enjoy The Nutcracker Ballet in Tucson from traditional to unique!


What: Tucson Regional Ballet Featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Southwest Nutcracker is Tchiakovsky’s full-length ballet with a unique Sonoran Desert flair! This original, full-length classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes.


The live orchestra, lovely costumes and beautiful, professionally designed sets – combined with the stunning dancing – all make for a holiday tradition that will be enjoyed by the entire family.  
When: December 4 & 5, 2021 
Where: Tucson Music Hall
Tickets:Please visit our website to find out our COVID-19 restrictions and venue requirements. https://www.tucsonregionalballet.org/covid-19-theatre.../

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What: Ballet Tucson's 20th Annual Sugar Plum Tea!
There are few things more rewarding than experiencing the joy of tradition during the festive season, and the Sugar Plum Tea has become a holiday tradition for Tucson families.
Confections of every kind will transform the ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel Tucson - Reid Park into a magical setting for this hallmark event. Join Ballet Tucson artists along with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara and other characters from The Nutcracker ballet in celebrating the sights and sounds of the season. Festivities will also include a Ballet Tucson performance, holiday boutique and marketplace and a silent auction of gifts and treasures. Enjoy high tea, holiday shopping and outstanding performances.
Entertainment headliners to provide live holiday music will be harpist CHRISTINE VIVONA and the 4TH AVENUE STRINGS led by Rose Todaro.
All proceeds benefit Ballet Tucson (Tucson’s professional ballet company).
When: Sunday, December 5 at 1pm
Where: Doubletree Hilton Reid Park
Tickets:More information is available at: https://ballettucson.org/events/

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What: Ballet Rincon's annual full length production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Ballet returns to the stage! Come experience this family tradition once again with Ballet Rincon, and featured guest artists Marquez Johnson, Maya Hughes and Hannah Novinski.
Face masks are recommended for all audience members attending performances at the theater
When: December 10th at 7pm and December 11th at 2pm and 7pm
Where: Vail Theatre of the Arts 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way!
Tickets: Reserved Ticket Pricing for theater performances:
Orchestra $22.00 per adult, $18.00 for seniors and children under 12
Mezzanine $18.00 per adult, $14.00 for seniors and children under 12
New Online Livestream option: $25.00

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What: Gotta Dance Presents The Nutcracker


When: Friday, December 17th at 7pm and Saturday, December 18th at 6pm 
Where: Leo Rich Theatre Leo Rich Theater

Tucson Convention Center
260 S Church Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States

  • The seating is reserved.
  • All attendees require a ticket (except lap children). 
  • There are designated wheel chair assigned areas. 
 
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What: Dancing in the Streets Nutcracker  Dancing in the Streets AZ Alumni Alvaro Oquita is coming home to visit Tucson AZ to perform as the Cavalier!!!

When:Decmber 18 and December 19th at 2pm
Where:Tucson Music Hall

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What: Ballet Tucson’s production has become an annual holiday tradition. Complete with spectacular sets, colorful costumes, dazzling choreography and exceptional dancing, this production truly stands out from the rest! Ballet Tucson’s The Nutcracker is the perfect event to take loved ones to during Christmas week. Put tickets under your tree for the whole family and cap off the season in a delightful way.  

When:Thursday, December 23 - 7:00 pm]Friday, December 24 - 3:00 pm Sunday, December 26 - 1:00 p]Sunday, December 26 - 5:00 pm 
Where: Tucson Music Hall 260 S. Church 
Tickets:General: $37 - $65* Break]Seniors/Students/Military: $30 - $46*Groups (of 10 or more): $25 - $35*Phone: 800.745.3000]www.ticketmaster.com[Text Wrapping Break]www.ballettucson.org 

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Road trip to Phoenix?
What: Ballet Arizona's Nutcracker The Phoenix Symphony accompanies every performance with live music to enrich this spectacular rendition.

When: Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Where: Symphony Hall 75 N. 2nd Street Phoenix
Tickets: Tickets and packages can be purchased by calling 602-381-1096 or visiting balletaz.org.





Holiday Toy Drive at Scottsdale Fashion Square Free Disney On Ice Tickets with donation

  Holiday Toy Drive at Scottsdale Fashion Square     Free Disney On Ice Tickets with donation 

This holiday season, those who go the extra mile for Valley children in need will get something magical for themselves in return. 

The first 1,000 merry-makers who stop by the South Parking Lot at Scottsdale Fashion Square between 10 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Dec. 4 to donate a new, unwrapped toy during the Scottsdale Fire Department’s Annual Toy Drive will receive a complimentary show ticket to Disney On IcepresentsDream Big(courtesy of Feld Entertainment) which features favorite Disney friends such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie, and more highlighting all the magic and adventure of Disney’s tales through world-class figure skating. Audiences will be transported to exciting worlds where heroes of every kind seek to fulfill their dreams at a live experience families will never forget!  

*limit one voucher per person/per donation - Tickets received in exchange for donations are available for use for select showtimes when Disney On Ice presents Dream skates into the Footprint Arena in Phoenix Jan. 13–16, 2022 

 

Members of the Scottsdale Fire Department will pick up the collected toys and distribute them among its affiliated community charities, including the Paiute Neighborhood Center, Cardon Children’s Hospital, Honor Health Hospitals and Arizona Helping Hands  

 

 

What Holiday Toy Drive at Scottsdale Fashion Square  

 

When Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM 

 

Where Scottsdale Fashion Square South Parking Lot 

7014 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251 

 

For more on Disney On IcepresentsDream Big, including show times, visit www.DisneyOnIce.com.