Broadway in Cincinnati presents MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Aronoff Center

Broadway in Cincinnati presents MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Aronoff Center

I am so very excited that theatre season has returned. I cannot even begin to explain to you how anxious I get waiting to hear about the shows that will be in production for the season — and then to have to wait months before season openers begin? It’s intense!...
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE at the Aronoff Center

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE at the Aronoff Center

It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to sit down long enough to write a post, and for that I am heartily sorry. The end of the school year simply gets to be crazy to the point where I am never sure if I am coming or going,...
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents Aladdin Jr -- GIVEAWAY

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents Aladdin Jr — GIVEAWAY

I’ve got an amazing giveaway for you all today — tickets to see Aladdin Jr performed by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati! This show is near and dear to our hearts this year…you see, I live with The Genie and Jafar. Well, in a manner of speaking, anyway. Our school’s...
Macy's Arts Sampler Weekend is coming March 7-8, 2015

Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend is coming March 7-8, 2015

If you had plans for the weekend of March 7 & 8, cancel them. You don’t want to miss Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend presented by ArtsWave! There’s nothing quite like an entire weekend of FREE art, and one that encompasses the entire city is simply amazing. The 2015 Macy’s Arts...
Cincinnati Home & Garden Show 2015

Cincinnati Home & Garden Show 2015

Spring will be here soon…it really will.  The weatherman just said it so it must be true…right? RIGHT?!  Need a little spring in your life to tide you over until the real thing arrives? Head down to the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show this weekend at the Duke Energy Convention...
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Unleash your inner geek at the Cincinnati Comic Expo 2015

Unleash your inner geek at the Cincinnati Comic Expo 2015

As a clan of self-professed geeks, my entire family has a passion for comic books and their larger than life characters, as well as the blockbuster films they inspire every summer. From Spider-Man to Batman, Captain America to Wolverine, these mythic heroes capture our imagination and thrill us with their constant struggles against an equally...
Warm up with Izzy's homemade soups - GIVEAWAY

Warm up with Izzy’s homemade soups – GIVEAWAY

We love Izzy’s. From the sandwiches to the potato pancakes to the truly amazing and addicting pickles.  We devour a bowl of those pickles at every visit and I keep a jar in the fridge for spontaneous snacking and sandwich emergencies.  I’m pretty focused when we head to Izzy’s for dinner and have a preset...
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents School House Rock GIVEAWAY

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents School House Rock GIVEAWAY

  I’m so excited to be able to share The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s next production – SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK— with you all!  I grew up with the music and awesomeness that is School House Rock so I’m already excited about this production…but then I heard that The Rusty Griswolds are providing music and that...
Waiting For Godot at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Waiting For Godot at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues their season with what has been called one of the most significant plays of the 20th century – Waiting for Godot.  This production is one of those that many of heard of, thanks in large part to Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart who performed this play on Broadway last...
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Aronoff Center

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at Aronoff Center

Last week I was blessed to be invited to attend the opening night of Broadway in Cincinnati presents Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Aronoff Center.  I was SO excited to see this show, from the moment I saw it on the list of the 2014/2015 season lineup I just knew it was going to...
SLEEPING BEAUTY at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

SLEEPING BEAUTY at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

We’ve begun a new yearly tradition of attending a special sneak preview of Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati’s holiday production and it’s become one of my favorite holiday events!  Any chance I get to get my kids exploring theater (especially musical theater, which is my absolutely favorite and closest to my heart) I jump on the...
THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

I’ve seen quite a few productions at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at this point and my favorites, by far, are the comedies.  Cincy Shakes does everything well, but any time they set their talents to the task of tackling a comedy I always leave the theater in tears…from laughing SO hard! ‘The Comedy of Errors‘ lived...
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents - The Snow Queen GIVEAWAY

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents – The Snow Queen GIVEAWAY

I’m so excited to be able to share The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s holiday production – THE SNOW QUEEN — with you all!  With Disney’s Frozen madness still reigning supreme, I can honestly say I cannot wait to see TCTC’s take on this children’s classic. Based on the Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” a...
Menu Plan Monday: Nov 16-22

Menu Plan Monday: Nov 16-22

It’s late, but I’m still menu planning away!  I know I haven’t posted one of these lately, and I’ll be honest, there have been many many restaurant meals or paper bag dinners in the past month or two.  Tons of kid activities, among other things, have made it simply impossible to do anything except eat...
Broadway in Cincinnati presents ONCE at the Aronoff Center

Broadway in Cincinnati presents ONCE at the Aronoff Center

Oh Cincinnati theater season…how I do adore you!  There are SO many amazing shows coming up, I am seriously shivering with anticipation!  Next up in the amazing parade of fantastic productions:  ONCE at the Aronoff Center for the Arts! I have to admit, I wasn’t entirely familiar with this production when I first heard about...
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents THE BIRDS

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company presents THE BIRDS

Here we are, ready for another installment of “Why I LOVE Cincinnati Theatre!”  Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be celebrating opening night of THE BIRDS on Friday, October 17 and I cannot wait to see what promises to be yet another amazing performance by Cincy Shakes! You might be familiar with Alfred Hitchcock movie ‘The Birds’...
Ancient Gardeners at Krohn Conservatory - GIVEAWAY

Ancient Gardeners at Krohn Conservatory – GIVEAWAY

My family and I enjoy visiting Krohn Conservatory throughout the year, their seasonal displays are always amazing and we always learn something when we visit. From their annual butterfly show to the Holiday poinsettia display and beyond, they always find a way to create amazing exhibits full of color and life. Their Fall 2014 exhibit...