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Hamilton Coming to Disney+: See the New Trailer!

Hamilton - Image from Disney+

Hamilton fans can rejoice as one of the most popular shows to ever hit Broadway is heading straight to your living room this summer!  I never made it to a theater to see Hamilton so I can't wait to tune in on July 3rd and check out this theatrical masterpiece as song and story come together in the most magical of ways.  Even better, subscribers of Disney+ can ditch the lofty ticket prices for this show and enjoy it streaming on this service as part of your subscription. . .yay!!

Find more to enjoy on Disney+ here!


The "movie" is actually a 2016 filmed version of the original Broadway production starring Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton and Leslie Odom, Jr as Aaron Burr.  Another familiar face you'll see is Jonathan Groff. . .although his voice may even be more famous as that of Kristoff in Frozen 2. As fans of the show have attested, the original cast that is featured in this filming are phenomenal and present a memorable performance.  Of course, one of the most popular things about Hamilton is the music - a unique blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway.  

Love Lin-Manuel Miranda?  Did you know he is the mind behind the memorable music of Moana?


I can't wait to FINALLY get to see Hamilton on July 3rd and bring a full review here.  The history teacher in me has always loved learning about Alexander Hamilton as his role in founding our country was immense and I've been curious to see how his story is portrayed on stage.  Who else is with me in celebrating Independence Day this year as Hamilton comes to life for us to enjoy?

"Hamilton" - Image from Disney+


About Hamilton (From Disney+)



An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Hamilton” is the story of America then, told by America now. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B and Broadway, “Hamilton” has taken the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and created a revolutionary moment in theatre—a musical that has had a profound impact on culture, politics, and education. Filmed at The Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway in June of 2016, the film transports its audience into the world of the Broadway show in a uniquely intimate way. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and direction by Thomas Kail, “Hamilton” is inspired by the book “Alexander Hamilton” by Ron Chernow and produced by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeffrey Seller, with Sander Jacobs and Jill Furman serving as executive producers. The 11-time-Tony Award®-, GRAMMY Award®-, Olivier Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical stars: Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson; Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler; Jonathan Groff as King George; Christopher Jackson as George Washington; Jasmine Cephas Jones as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds; Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton; Leslie Odom, Jr. as Aaron Burr; Okieriete Onaodowan as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison; Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Philip Hamilton; and Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton.

“Hamilton” premieres on July 3, 2020 around the world, streaming only on Disney+.

Bandstand Ticket Giveaway at the National Theatre


As I've shared before, the National Theatre hosts some amazing shows and I'm excited to once again partner with them and give away two opening night tickets for the next show heading to Washington, D.C. - Bandstand.  I don't know about you, but I'm a big fan of big band music and World War II era shows.  With several Tony awards under it's belt, this show promises to be a good time!

About the Show




From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes a poignant and inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing.

Jersey Boys at The National Theatre GIVEAWAY

This is not "too good to be true" - it's just a very real and exciting announcement!  Jersey Boys, the hit Broadway show, is heading to The National Theatre in Washington, DC.  While I have yet to see it on stage, this is one of my favorite all time movie musicals - the songs are iconic and the story is captivating.  Having the chance to see it on stage so close to home is a great opportunity you won't want to miss!  And keep reading to find out how you can enter to win tickets to opening night on December 17th!

Unfamiliar with the story of Jersey Boys?  Here's what you need to know:

  They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story -- a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.  Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, JERSEY BOYS. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true.

FEATURING THE LEGENDARY TOP TEN HITS:
“Sherry” • “Big Girls Don’t Cry” • “Walk Like A Man” • “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” • “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”



Ready to see it in person?  You can win a pair of tickets to OPENING NIGHT at The National Theatre in Washington, DC by heading over to my Instagram page.  You'll find a post there about the giveaway.

  • Like the post - one entry
  • Comment - one entry
  • Tag a friend - one entry per tag (separate comments please!)
The giveaway closes Saturday, December 14th at noon and a winner will be announced later that evening on Instagram.  Remember, you must be following my account to win!  

I'm so excited to share this giveaway with you!  Remember, that even if you don't win you can still see this great show in DC from December 17th through January 5th.  For more details, visit www.thenationaldc.com. Good luck everyone!




Ticket Giveaway - Escape to Margaritaville

I'm back with another fabulous ticket giveaway to an opening night show at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C.  This time, I'm offering you a chance to win a pair of opening night tickets to see Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville.  Before I share with you how to win these fantastic tickets, let's learn a little more about the show!



Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivors Remorse,” “Shameless”) ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.  Recommended for ages 13 and up. Run time: Approximately 2 hours, 25 minutes, includes intermission.

I don't know about you, but I'm ready to put my flip flops on, grab a cheeseburger in paradise, and find my lost shaker of salt to head to the National Theatre and catch this fun show!  To find out more about the show at the National Theatre, click here

So how can you win, it's easy!  Simply head over to my Instagram page (be sure you're following me @dsnyrunrgrl!), like the post with the giveaway, and comment "Take Me to Margaritaville."  You can earn extra entries for tagging friends!  The entry period for this giveaway ends Thursday, 10/3 at noon and a winner will be announced that night!  The winner will receive 2 opening night tickets for the show on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:30.

Good luck!!!  You can also find out more about the show by following @BuffettMusical on social media and @NatTheatreDC on Twitter and Instagram.  

Ticket Giveaway - The New One

I'm excited to share yet another fabulous giveaway, this time for 2 opening night tickets on September 25th at 7:30 to see The New One at the National Theater in Washington, DC!  This show is direct from Broadway and is getting rave reviews as a wonderfully entertaining and comedic night out.  Find out more about the show here:



He’s made you laugh in Sleepwalk With Me (it was a play presented by Nathan Lane, then a movie, THEN a book), My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend and “Thank God for Jokes.” (He was also really funny in that one season of “Orange is the New Black.” And in “Billions.” And “Broad City.”) Now he’s direct from Broadway, telling a new story in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Lin-Manuel Miranda called THE NEW ONE “as perfect a night as you’re gonna get.” Do not miss THE NEW ONE. Some people say it’s his best one. (It was John Mulaney. Also Vogue.) Run time: Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes, no intermission. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Children under the age of four are not permitted to attend the show.

Sounds fun, right?  So how do you win tickets??  It's simple!  This giveaway is exclusively through my Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/runonpixiedust.  You get one entry each for:
  • Liking the post about this giveaway
  • Commenting on the post about this giveaway
  • Each friend you tag in a comment on this Facebook post
  • Sharing this post!
In order to be eligible to win, you must "Like" my Facebook page as well.  The entry period will be open Wednesday, 9/18 until 10PM on Thursday, 9/19.  I'll go LIVE Friday evening on Facebook to draw a winner.  Good luck and I look forward to seeing what lucky follower gets to have an amazing night out! 

Thanks to Allied Global Marketing for the opportunity to host this giveaway!

Finding Neverland - Family Ticket Giveaway!

Faith, trust, and pixie dust! That's all you need to carry you to Neverland - that and these giveaway details.  I'm excited to once again be partnering with National Theatre in Washington, D.C. to give away a family four-pack of tickets to opening night of Finding Neverland on Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30PM. Whether you are 7 or 70, there is so much to enjoy in this story.

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.

Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission. Recommended for age 7 and up.

So how do you enter to win tickets for your family?  It's easy and you can earn entries in many different ways.  You'll earn one entry for each follow/share/comment that you complete below:
Simply comment "done" on the Facebook post and let me know which steps you completed.  Once verified, I'll give you your entries!  All entries need to be completed by noon on Monday, February 18th.  I'll draw a winner LIVE that night on Facebook!  



I can't wait to find out who wins this amazing giveaway - then it's "second star to the right and straight on till morning!"

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Ticket Giveaway!!


I have some really exciting news to share with readers today!  Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is coming to The National Theatre in Washington, D.C. from November 27 through December 30 and I have two tickets to give away to a lucky reader for opening night!  That's right, one lucky winner will receive two tickets to the show on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:30 at The National Theatre.

Entering is easy - simply like, share, and comment on this article on Facebook and get one entry for each of those engagements.  The entry period will close on Sunday, November 18th at noon and a winner will be announced live on Facebook Sunday evening!  For all the details on this amazing show, keep reading below!




BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, BEAUTIFUL has a book by Tony® Award-nominee and Academy® Award-nominated writer Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, choreography by Josh Prince, and took home two 2014 Tony® Awards and a 2015 Grammy® Award.
The cast features Sarah Bockel (Carole King), Dylan S. Wallach (Gerry Goffin), Alison Whitehurst (Cynthia Weil), Jacob Heimer (Barry Mann), James Clow (Don Kirshner) and Suzanne Grodner (Genie Klein).

The ensemble includes McKynleigh Alden AbrahamBen BiggersJohn Michael DiasLeandra Ellis-GastonKaylee HarwoodWillie HillAlia HodgeJames Michael LambertMarla LouissaintDimitri Joseph MoïseAashley MorganDeon Releford-LeeNathan Andrew RileyPaul ScanlanDeAnne StewartMichael Stiggers, Jr.Alexis Tidwell, and Elise Vannerson.

Appropriate for the entire family, but very young children won’t be interested in the 1950s-era biography. The show is best for pop music lovers age 10 and up.

BEAUTIFUL
TUESDAY, NOV. 27 - SUNDAY, DEC. 30
The National Theatre

Behind the Magic at the New Amsterdam Theatre

As part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration On the Road event in New York City, we were treated to a backstage tour of the New Amsterdam theatre.  Currently, the New Amsterdam Theatre, located on 7th Avenue and 42nd Street, is home to Disney’s Broadway hit, Aladdin.  While the show is relatively new to Broadway, the New Amsterdam theatre has a rich history and Disney has a tradition on Broadway that spans more than two decades.

We learned how they make miniature stages to plan out scenery and character placement.
The theatre itself was built in 1903 in the Art Nouveau style.  I’m not an architect or an artist, but I can say that it’s beautiful.  To give you an idea of the opulence and beauty inside the theater, it cost more than a million dollars to build back at the turn of the 20th century - think about how much that was back then!  Inside the theatre soft, muted colors and natural theming abound.  The theatre is also curvilinear meaning that you will rarely find a straight line inside.  While the theatre's history on Broadway has both its ups and downs, Disney has worked with the City of New York to restore this gem and keep it a treasured landmark of Old Broadway. 

Our tour guide shared lots of details about each Disney on Broadway show.
Enough of the history – let’s get to the fun stuff!  Disney on Broadway offers a Behind the Magic Tour of the theatre to groups of 10 or more.  We were treated to this unique and entertaining tour as part of our day.  The highlight of the tour (for me at least) was visiting the prop room.  Not only did we get the chance to see Broadway props and costumes from hits like Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King, but we also got to try them on and play with them.  Fun fact – the lioness headdress that I’m wearing below costs $7,000! 

The prop room was nothing short of amazing!

A big part of what I love about Disney is they know how to tap into the kid in all of us.  While I haven’t had the chance to see a Disney production on Broadway before, I now have a new appreciation for the work of the Disney team to bring magic to life each and every night.  I hope to be back soon for a night out on the town!