Monthly Archives: July 2016

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert at Strathmore + Giveaway!


I am giving away a family four pack of tickets to the August, 5th performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert at Strathmore! To enter, just leave a comment on the blog post below. I’ll be choosing a winner at random on Tuesday, August 2 and notifying them shortly after. Good luck!

BSO to Present  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

Audiences will experience the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing music to the entire film from one of the most beloved film franchises in history

Three Performances Only: August 4, 5 & 6, 2016

Baltimore, MD (May 11, 2016) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra today announced an addition to its summer schedule, three performances of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert. The concerts will be performed on August 4 and 6 at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and on August 5 at The Music Center at Strathmore.

The concert will feature a live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series explains, “The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we introduce for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. It will be an unforgettable event.”

Brady Beaubien of CineConcerts and Concert Producer for The Harry Potter Film Concert Series added, “Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the entire world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to this world, and to the many wonderful characters and adventures that inhabit it.”

CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media. Founded by producer/conductor Justin Freer and producer/writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged millions of people worldwide in concert presentations that redefine the evolution of live experience. Recent and current live concert experiences include GladiatorThe GodfatherIt’s a Wonderful Life, DreamWorks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Justin Freer has quickly become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects. He has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. From full-length movie screenings with live orchestra to music-interactive sporting event experiences to original 3D-environment holiday programming, CineConcerts is at the forefront of live entertainment.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert

Baltimore Symphony
Justin Freer, conductor
Thursday, August 4, 20167:30pm (Meyerhoff)
Friday, August 5, 20168:00pm (Strathmore)
Saturday, August 6, 20163:00pm (Meyerhoff)

The Harry Potter film series is one of those once-in –a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the BSO performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.


Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is located at 1212 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, Md.
The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, Bethesda, Md.


Tickets start at $35 for concerts at both Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall and The Music Center at Strathmore and will be available starting May 11, 2016 through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000, 877.BSO.1444 or


About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra 

Celebrating its centennial in 2016, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is recognized as one of America’s most innovative orchestras and one of Maryland’s most significant cultural organizations. Led by their dynamic and visionary Music Director Marin Alsop, the Orchestra is internationally acclaimed and locally admired for its outstanding concerts, recordings, broadcasts, touring, and for its groundbreaking education and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra’s centennial season is a celebration of Baltimore, featuring artists with deep relationships with the ensemble and the community; partnerships with peer organizations; signature projects; and commissions of new work tied to the city. The BSO annually performs for more than 350,000 people throughout the State of Maryland. Since 1982, its Baltimore home has been Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, and in 2005, the BSO became the nation’s first orchestra with year-round venues in two metropolitan areas with the opening of The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland. The BSO boasts trailblazing education and community programs designed for audiences of all ages, from a Music Box Series for toddlers and concerts for schoolchildren and families, to comprehensive programs for aspiring young musicians and amateur adult musicians. The award-winning OrchKids program, launched by Marin Alsop and the BSO in 2008, provides education resources and fosters social change through the power of music for children in the city’s neediest communities. To learn more, please visit


About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.


HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)


The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is funded by operating grants from the 

Maryland State Arts Council, the Baltimore County Commission on the Arts and Sciences, 

the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County and the Maryland State Department of Education.





Mary Poppins – Encore Stage & Studio

 Encore Stage & Studio
125 S Old Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22204

We have been to many Encore Stage & Studio shows in the past but Mary Poppins was the first show we saw that incorporated professional adult performers. This show had a different feel since the adults were played by actual adults! It is definitely at the top of my list as one of my favorites by Encore. Everything about it was Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


Mary Poppins is a practically perfect, spoonful of sugar nanny that unexpectedly arrives in the Banks household one blustery day. Using lessons disguised as games, she helps to teach the Banks children how to be their best selves. But, is Mary Poppins’ magic enough to save this family from drifting apart? Enjoy your favorite Disney melodies and watch Mary Poppins soar across the stage in this Broadway adaptation that won seven TONY awards, including Best Musical.

SupercaliPhoto by Larry McClemons.

One thing my daughter and I loved about this performance is that Mary (played by 23-year-old Kaely Clapper) actually flew across the stage several times using cables. And Bert even did a few flips mid-air during “Step in Time”. There were a lot of talented actors with great vocals. The set in Mary Poppins was also quite impressive compared to their other shows.

MaryPoppinsMary Poppins (Kaely Clapper) soars over London. Photo by Larry McClemons.

Encore Stage & Studio should be super proud of this performance! And it turns out this was their highest attended summer production since 2007 (with High School Musical!) at over 3400 patrons! Bravo Encore!

Mary Poppins has ended but make sure to catch the next show at Encore this fall – The Best Haunted House Ever, October 14-23.

Good to Know:

•The show is recommended for ages 6 and older. However, my  5 year old absolutely loved the show.
•Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 children, students, seniors, and military.
•The show lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with a 15 minute intermission.
•Concessions can be purchased and enjoyed in the lobby before the show and during intermission.
•There is free and ample parking at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre, where all Encore productions are located.
•Encore offers a birthday party package.
•Encore also offers a variety of classes and camps.










Advance Screening of BAD MOMS + Pre-Party at AMC Tysons Corner


I’m giving away 20 sets of ADMIT 2 tickets for the advance screening and pre-party for BAD MOMS on July 21st. Leave a comment on this post to enter! Winners will be notified by email on Saturday, July 16.

Mom’s Night Out!

You’re invited to a Mom’s Night Out with BAD MOMS special advance screening for July 21st at AMC Tyson’s Corner Center!

Join Intern John and HOT 99.5 at the pre-party from 5:30 – 7pm at Mac Guffins Bar & Lounge inside AMC Tyson’s Corner Theater! We will be giving away prizes every 15 minutes! Come out to enjoy a cocktail, have some laughs, and see all your favorite funny ladies in this new hysterical film! The film begins at 7:30pm.

Screening Details

• 7:30pm (Pre-party 5:30-7pm at AMC’s MacGuffins Bar & Lounge)
• AMC Tyson’s Corner Center
• Must have advance screening pass and valid ID to come to the pre-party and screening. Admission to the pre-party and screening is first come, first serve, so please arrive early. This film is rated R.

BAD MOMS is in theaters everywhere July 29th!

In this new comedy from the writers of THE HANGOVER, Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.

Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Annie Mumolo, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate


Release Date: July 29th, 2016
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore
Writer: Jon Lucas & Scott Moore

Disney on Ice presents Follow Your Heart


Record-Breaking Animated Hit DisneyPixar’s Finding Dory Makes a Splash as Part of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart

 Riley and the Emotions from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out Also Take the Ice for the First Time in Feld Entertainment’s New Ice Extravaganza Coming to Fairfax, VA, October 19 -23

[Fairfax, VA, July 7, 2016] – Disney•Pixar’s record-breaking animated feature Finding Dory makes a splash in Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart, produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc.  The action-packed adventure also brings Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out to the icy stage for the first time, together with other beloved Disney characters. Follow Your Heart will play at the EagleBank Arena October 19 – 23 and tickets are on sale today.

Follow Your Heart allows families to join in on the deep-sea adventure as Dory comes off the screen and onto the ice. With help from Nemo, Marlin and new pal Hank, Dory embarks on a life-changing excursion. The engaging atmosphere of Disney On Ice allows Dory’s humor to take center stage deepening the audience’s existing connection to their favorite forgetful fish. The production will dive into the extraordinary underwater world from Finding Dory, as a vibrant rainbow of digital projection will transform the ice floor into a colorful aquatic paradise.

“What makes this Disney On Ice production so special is the variety of stories about self-discovery, courage and compassion,” said Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment and Producer of Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart Nicole Feld. “Each element of this show was carefully planned so our fans could experience favorite Disney moments while believing in their own destiny.”

Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out makes its Disney On Ice debut as Riley’s Emotions –Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust– reel the audience into the action to help her find the confidence to win the hockey championship and to experience the emotional rollercoaster of growing up alongside Riley. Families are provided the opportunity to easily discuss the feelings children face every day through this live interpretation of Inside Out.

From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Fantasia to Toy Story and Frozen, Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart opens up the thrilling world of live entertainment by immersing families in an array of treasured stories. The athleticism of the performers shines through as they embody Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana and the rest of the Disney Princesses, inspiring children around the world to dream big.

“One of the most magical things about Disney On Ice is the performers’ ability to authentically showcase the best qualities of Disney characters,” said Director Patty Vincent. “At our show, moms and dads are able to witness the production through the eyes of their children, allowing them to reconnect with their favorite characters and making them feel like a kid all over again.”

There’s something for everyone in a show that features 60 characters. The wintery world of Arendelle sets the stage for Olaf and Kristoff as they help reunite royal sisters Anna and Elsa and learn love is the most powerful magic of all. Audiences will celebrate friendship with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie and more pals from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story. With Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse leading the way, this new Disney On Ice production will excite and amaze fans of all ages.

Date and Time of Performances:

  • Wednesday, October 19th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 20th @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 21st @ 10:30 a.m., and 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 22nd @ 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax are on sale today. Stay current on the latest developments through social media, including instructions on how to access presale codes for future Disney On Ice productions:


Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #FollowYourHeart @NicoleFeld (Show Producer)


Instagram: @DisneyOnIce

Members of the media should visit for more information.  Photos can be found at (username: feldmedia; password: photos).

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart start at $20. Tickets are subject to availability, and VIP and Front Row seating is limited.  Market pricing applies to all tickets.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via, and the EagleBank Arena box office.  For group rates and information, contact 202-661-5061.