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Pinkalicious

I took my little pink lover to Guelph on Sunday to watch Pinkalicious. It is a play based on a book by the same name.

Having never been to the River Run centre, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I shouldn’t have had a second thought, as usual well laid out theatre and not a bad seat in the house. We had really close to the stage seats, thanks to River Run advertising on Facebook last minute tickets that had come available. With easy to find parking and such a short drive from Cambridge, we will be doing more shows there in the future for sure!

As for pinkalicious, my pink lover was expecting an exact replica of the book. It was not. Which made it nice for me. 55 minutes straight through with no intermission was also the perfect length of time also. Just long enough that the kids weren’t itching to get up and move and were able to grab their attention.

What I loved the most was I recognized Peter as being one of the actors from Avenue Q that I had seen a couple months earlier.

It was such a cute story, stayed to the book while adding more into the storyline.

I thought the background was super cute  (sorry about the blur, the only picture I took was taken by my daughter!)

What my daughter (who is 7 now) got from it, was that boys can like pink too. She asked why don’t more boys like pink.

It was a very cute story, I do suggest it is just as good for little boys as it is for girls. Although I’m sure that it is girls who are the inital draw. Brothers would enjoy it just as much!

http://riverrun.ca/

http://www.pinkaliciousthemusical.com/toronto/

Annie – Huron County Playhouse

I went and saw a great production last night. It was a complete last minute score and I’m happy I jumped at the chance. Jacki (www.whatdidshesay.com) posted she had a couple extra tickets for Annie. Annie was being shown at the Huron County Playhouse in Grand Bend which is part of the Drayton Entertainment banner. * http://www.draytonentertainment.com/
I brought my friend Connie with me who has seen the movie many more times than I have. We have a different take of the musical we watched last night. She missed so many moments that were missing from the movie, but for myself who hasn’t seen the movie in a very long time I didn’t notice anything gone. The songs that you expect were there (Sun will come out tomorrow), and the scenes you vividly remember are there (Never fully dressed without a SMILE!)

I caught myself smiling all the time, wholly engrossed in the production. The children were great, sang beautifully and I thought to myself, if those children were in today’s world singing and dancing that well in an orphanage, they would make a TV show about it! (How the world has changed in the last 100 years!)

Unlike the last couple times I was at different productions, the set isn’t what grabbed my attention nearly as much as the actors themselves.
Connie still plans to bring her daughters with her to see the stage production. Even if it wasn’t just like the movie (her big issue was she missed the larger role Sandy the dog played in the movie vs the stage) she doesn’t think it will be for the Huron County Playhouse run, but plans to grab it at the St Jacobs County Playhouse (http://draytonentertainment.com/season_productions/2012_annie_scp)
They’ve made a fan out of me, I’ll be back.
 
*Side note, we are getting our own Drayton Entertainment Theatre in Cambridge very shortly! Dunfield Theatre has plans to be open Christmas time 2012. I was excited before Annie last night, but even more so since. I plan to be a season ticket holder!

List of events (to be continually updated!)

Jan 5 – Cinderella / London Ontario
Jan 7 – Beauty and the Beast 3D / Waterloo Ontario
Jan 9 – CBC Premiere Republic of Doyle and Mr D / Toronto Ontario
Jan 10 – Toronto Maple Leafs game complete with Limo ride and free food! / Toronto Ontario
Jan 15 – Monster Jam / London Ontario
Jan 28 – Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Feb 19 – Sleeping Beauty – Dufflebag Theatre (Cambridge Centre for the Arts)
Feb 23 – Disney On Ice – John Labatt Centre

March 3 – London Fanshawe Sugar Bush
March 18 – Majinks (Magic show) (Cambridge Centre for the Arts)
March 30- KW Symphony
March 31 – Happily Ever After Ball

April – KW Symphony Prog Rock
April – Disney Nature Chimpanzee (Advance Screening)

May – Kinsmen Carnival
May – Horseshoe Valley Resort
May- Canada’s Wonderland

June – Cambridge Classic Mile
June – Camping (Valens)

July – How to train your dragon live spectacular
July – Bingemans Splash Works

August – Camping (Memorial Park)
August – Ribfest
August – FarmFest
August – Annie (Huron County Playhouse)

September – Camping (Flamboro Valley)
September – Blue Jays Game
September – Supper at CN Tower
September – Avenue Q

October – Great Wolf Lodge

November – Pinkalicious

Leafs Game – Toronto vs Buffalo

We had the pleasure of getting a company night out to a Toronto Maple Leafs game. I have been before and like the last time, we had a great time!

I’m not a huge hockey fan, but who can resist box seats and a great view to see the game. I enjoy a hockey like that!

We were picked up by limo, and driven to the Air Canada Center! (point, picture was taken at the end of the night)

This is the first picture I took from the box seats! The elevators were packed as people were trying and racing to their seats. Traffic wasn’t great getting into Toronto so we were just making it on time to watch the National Anthems

From there we stood and sang. I had a great view of the Canadian Flag that they rolled out for the Anthem

that was a great highlight of the night. It was a sight to see. I’ve seen it on TV and it doesnt’ hold to watch it being done in person!

We were fed some great food

And then after the game was done (Toronto won 2-0 over Buffalo) we made it downstairs, and out looking for our Limo. I do have to mention that there are a lot of white stretch limos like ours! You just have to find the right driver.

Funny part of the whole night is that I left a Tip on Foursquare (www.foursquare.com) that the bathrooms on the 6th floor boxes have horrible taps. As I’m typing it, I realize how snooty it will come off and that made me laugh even more. Most people hanging at the ACC don’t go the the 6th floor and I’ve only been to the ACC once where I haven’t been sitting in a box!

Would I do this again? Yes I would!
Would I recommend? Yes, doesn’t have to be a box seat but even if you don’t enjoy hockey they make it such an event that it is a lot of fun. With the Kiss cam, and videos as well as the contestants vying for various prizes. It was a good laugh!

CBC Premiere Toronto – Republic of Doyle and Mr D

I’m going to let you know right away, that this was one of the best nights two CBC fans could ask for! We were invited to the premiere screening of Mr D and the Toronto Premiere of Republic of Doyle. We went for Doyle and ended up loving Mr. D

We get there early (a rule of mine) to the AMC Theatre at Yonge and Dundas in Toronto. After 4 escalators got up to the desk welcoming us in!   The staff from CBC working it (or the PR firm) were the kindest. You expect them to be, but doesnt’ always happen. They were just as happy to see us as they were the stars that were in attendance!

Got our picture taken on the Red Carpet by the photographer, and then we stood around waiting for the doors to open to the Theatre. During that time, I did chat with other winners to be allowed in. Everyone was in a great mood.

I had a great standing spot – I got to see people coming out of the theatre and I got to see the red carpet! My husband snagged a red carpet picture with Gavin Crawford (http://www.gavincrawford.com/Gavin_Crawford.html)

I turned around and saw Alan Doyle from Great Big Sea. Husband is a huge fan – always has been. He’s a true Newfoundlander and will support anything that comes out of the province. (side note, especially when it is good!) I then saw the cast from Republic of Doyle! I remember noting that they look better in person. They look so much better than I do on TV it isn’t fair that they can look EVEN better in person! 🙂

We were then allowed to get into the Theatre. We had the chance to pick amazing seats. I had never done an IMAX theatre before either, so the huge screen was a great thing to see!

They gave away prizes for people to do things for them. Curtis and I slow danced for a Republic of Doyle book and a CBC Tshirt!

Soon after they introduced the Winter 2012 line up – Artic Air, Mr D, Redemption, Republic of Doyle to name a few. In all those mentioned, Rick Mercer (who was also there!) is going to be celebrating 150 episodes! That is great. We’ve seen Rick Mercer in studio a few times. He is always a great time to see live. If in the Toronto area I highly recommend it!

Next up was the cast of Mr D and their premiere episode! Gerry Dee, who is Mr D, introced the cast and then was asked to thank his wife. At that moment, he went into a huge heartfelt moment that I adore that he did. considering his background is teaching and comedy, I’ll take the crying to be real and not an actor doing really well at their job!

 I have to tell you, I went into the show with an open mind. We laughed a bunch with the show. But Mr D comes off as stupid. I don’t know how many episodes of that I’ll be able to watch. (Being Honest, It was funny, we aren’t into dumb funny)

Next up was Republic of Doyle.

Introduced the regular cast as well as Alan Doyle (known from Great Big Sea) Then we watched the season premiere. This premiere has Russell Crowe and his band of Merry Men from the Robin Hood movie Alan Doyle also starred in with him. As much as I loved the story, which wrapped up nice and neat, I loved how great St Johns looked! I’ve only been to St Johns twice but the city always looks great on TV and if the cast looks better in person, the city must too right!

That 40 minutes (watched the show without commercials rocked too!) flew by. It was such a delight to see Republic of Doyle at the theatre. Should happen more! (movie anyone!?)

We then were first in line for the signings and the meet and greet! I got to talk to Lynda Boyd (who plays Rose http://www.cbc.ca/republicofdoyle/characters/rose-miller.html) She was so down to earth, but also very chatty! Allan, Krystin and Mark seemed to be out of their element and very shy about the meet and greet.

I have to admit – I would do this again in a heartbeat. Curtis was more than excited and we are both lucky we got the chance to go!

I’ll post my twitter feed in another post! Thanks for reading!

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