Monthly Archives: January 2017

Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big + Special Discount !


I have a special offer to share with my readers – you can save $5 on tickets with your SmartTrip card! See details below.

Also, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a family 4-pack of tickets for opening night – Wednesday, February 15th at 7:30pm at the Verizon Center. Click here to enter. I’ll be drawing a winner next Wednesday, February 1st!



Disney On Ice Presents Dream Big + Giveaway!



I am thrilled to be giving away a family 4-pack of tickets to see Disney On Ice on Wednesday, February 15th 7:30pm at the Verizon Center! To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post. I’ll randomly draw and notify a winner on February 1st. Good luck!

WASHINGTON, D.C., DECEMBER 12 Believing is just the beginning when dreamers from Washington, D.C. witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous leading ladies told through artistic skating and acrobatics in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. Audiences are invited to join eight Disney Princesses – Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White – as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. In addition, experience the sisterly love that has captivated millions as Disney’s Frozen is brought to life on the icy stage.

Performing at the Verizon Center from February 15 – 20, audiences will be transported to a world where imaginations soar and anything can happen. Through enchanted pixie-dust, Tinker Bell takes audiences on a journey of beloved Disney tales. Make a splash with the fearless dreamer Ariel as she yearns to explore life above the waves. Watch Rapunzel, Cinderella and Belle as they learn about the power to make their own magic. Travel to the wintry world of Arendelle with sisters Anna and Elsa and the hilarious snowman Olaf from Disney’s Frozen as they learn that true love is the greatest magic of all. Be there to discover a whole new world with the daring Jasmine, and join Snow White, Aurora and Tiana as they remind you that strength and kindness go hand-in-hand. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make Disney On Ice presents Dream Big an experience your family will never forget!

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Dream Big features an incredible display of special effects, stunning set design and breathtaking choreography on the ice.

Tickets start at $20.

*Ticket pricing is subject to change based on market demand. 

Show Times:

  • Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dream Big, along with the full line up of Disney On Ice productions for the 2016-2017 season are on sale now. Stay current on the latest developments through social media:


Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DreamBig


Instagram: @DisneyOnIce


A Little Princess at Encore Stage & Studio

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

My oldest daughter, Clara and I saw a performance of A Little Princess last weekend at Encore Stage & Studio. It was the perfect momma-daughter outing for a cold and snowy afternoon. Clara was especially excited that she got to wear her princess dress to the show! Encore’s productions have always captivated my daughter because the actors are all kids who do a great job of entertaining. And this one was no exception!

Sara Crewe, a young heiress to a diamond mine fortune, leaves her home and father in India to go to school at Miss Michin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in London. When adversity strikes, Sara’s imaginative powers come to the rescue, transforming a drab institution into a place of magic and mystery. Using the grace and virtue of ‘a little princess,’ Sara proves that kindness always wins.

 dsc_0111The Cast of A Little Princess. Photo by Larry McClemons.

There is a lot of talent in the cast of young actors. We especially loved the musical numbers and “Sunny Day in London” was definitely a favorite. Clara has been singing the song ever since! They did a great job with designing the set and using effects. Overall, we thought this was a great performance and told a wonderful story. Take your daughters for fun date next weekend!

dsc_0281-apThe case of A Little Princess. Photo by Aileen Pangan.

img_3168There are 4 more performances remaining: Friday, January 13, 2017 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11am and 3pm, and Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3pm. Also, after the 11am performance on January 14th, Encore is hosting a Princess Ball. Dress up in your prince/princess best and make your theatre experience a lasting family memory! There will be royalty sweets and treats, fun activities, creative crafts, and a chance to interact with the cast of A Little Princess! Tickets are $20 and are sold separately.

Tips for your visit:

•The show is recommended for ages 4 and older.
•Ticket prices: $15 adults, $10 children, students, seniors, and military. You can purchase tickets online or at the door.
•The shows last approximately 1 hour and 45 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.