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It’s back by popular demand!  Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the classic holiday musical IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, which opened last week and runs through December 31, 2015.  I had the opportunity to see this classic musical on the Derby stage and it was the perfect thing to get me in the holiday spirit! IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS follows a couple of World War II GI’s turned song-and-dance men as they pair up with a sister act to produce a Christmas Eve show in an effort to save a struggling Vermont lodge owned by their former commanding officer.  The result is...
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This week, my husband and I enjoyed checking out a sneak preview of Bridge of Spies, which will be opening to the public on October 16th.  This Steven Spielberg movie is a historical drama and spy thriller, based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War between the United States the then Soviet Union.  Bridge of Spies revolves around James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks), an insurance lawyer selected to represent a possible Soviet spy in court named Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance).   Through his dedicated work for Rudolf Abel, Donovan catches the attention and respect of CIA leadership and is selected...
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17 year old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is on holiday with her family in the Catskill Mountains in the summer of 1963, and bored out of her mind. That is until she encounters charismatic Johnny Castle, who teaches dance at the resort. When Johnny takes her back to the staff's after-hours secret party, she discovers a vibrant underworld of 'dirty dancing'. This rock 'n' roll music is totally at odds with the kind of music that Baby has so far experienced and certainly wouldn't meet with approval from her conservative parents. It's exciting and fresh, and she begins to fall for...
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  The Mommy Nest received product samples in exchange for our honest review.   This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product listed above.   I was provided the sample free of charge by the company or PR agency and I provided my honest opinion.   No other type of compensation was received for this review. Halloween is one of the greatest times of year for party goers and The Oriental Trading Company is well aware of that fact. Halloween partiers are constantly looking for Halloween themed items to jazz...
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When going to Stage One Family Theatre one can always expect to see a good show, yet this one in particular was a must see! My family and I attended opening weekend this past Saturday and I am so excited to tell you about the show!  We couldn't help but to get lost in this story of how a little girl named Sophie had gotten a special Birthday gift from her brother-a book called The Big Friendly Giant. Sophie excitedly thought it would be a great idea to have her family and friends act out her favorite book!  Sophie then...
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