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Scooby Doo the Musical on Tour – Find Cheap Tickets Here

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I just saw a commercial for a brand new show called Scooby Doo the Musical which is now on tour. This looks like one of the cutest musicals for kids. It features the entire cast, a ton of special effects like smoke machines, awesome music and all of your favorite characters, including a spooky a ghost. I’m completely tempted to go, but I want to find a couple of friends who would also want to see it because it is kind of embarrassing to go to a show for kids by yourself. If you are looking for cheap tickets to Scooby Doo to Musical on sale, click here to visit my post on how to buy broadway tickets on sale and you will more than likely be able to find Scooby Doo the Musical tickets on sale for whatever city you are in.

Everyone loves Scooby Doo. I think we all remember watching him and his friends Freddy, Velma, Dafne and Shaggy solve mysteries and were all excited when they would take the mask of the monster or bad guy in the show. The show has been on for decades and brought in a ton of celebrities and changed over the years. You have Scooby as a puppy, as an adult, you get to meet his family members and now in the new version, you find out that the gang isn’t actually even the first group of teenage mystery solvers and they are just picking up where the others had left off. Not only is Scooby Doo an American Icon that everyone knows around the world, but Scooby Doo the Musical looks like they are keeping the original cast, costumes from the original show and it keeps with the original theme. I hate when shows that are based on a tv show or movie take away everything you loved about the show and create something brand new. Because Scooby Doo the Musical looks like they are keeping everything, including the story lines, I am completely excited to go see it.

If you’ve already had a chance to see Scooby Doo the Musical on tour, please feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think. It would be great to have some feedback on what age group it’s good for and even if it is also fun for adults who grew up watching the tv show. You can also find tickets to Scooby Doo the Musical by clicking on the banners in the post I linked to above about finding broadway tickets on sale. Thank you again for reading and if you go to see the touring cast, come back and let me know what you thought of it.

Current 2012-2013 Winter Broadway Tours & What To See

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There are a ton of amazing shows touring right now and what’s nice about the touring broadway casts is that you don’t have to wait in line in the cold at the TKTs counter in NYC to get a discount, instead you can order broadway tickets online by clicking that link. With all of the tours going on, which ones are kid friendly, which ones are fun and which broadway touring casts probably aren’t worth it. Here are my top 5 picks for touring broadway casts that you can buy as broadway gifts, or just for a fun day out with the family or a romantic night with a loved one.

1. Book of Mormon

I don’t think I have to tell anyone that this is one of the most sought after and in demand broadway touring casts you can see. It is not family friendly at all and deals with a lot of religious and anti religious topics. It is however an extremely funny show with some awesome music, and as long as you have a dark sense of humor, you will love the touring cast of the Book of Mormon. It is currently on a multi city tour and I did this post about how to get book of mormon tickets before they go on sale to the public. The Book of Mormon on tour is a must see for anyone who wants a fun night out and to see a funny show that will keep you laughing for hours.

2. Cats

I never thought people would get a chance to see this show again, but it is back on tour in the US and in Canada. Unfortunately it does not look like it is going to hit any major venues, so you need to look at cities outside of your region for it. If you click the link above for tickets, you can find when it’s going to be in a city near you. Cats is a family friendly show and kids and people of all ages will love it. The show has starred a ton of amazing Actors and the music is still sung and known by almost everyone at every wedding and other celebration event. This is an amazing show that millions of people love and this may be one of the last times you’ll be able to get to see it.

3. Les Miserables

This is one of the most classic shows and if you want the perfect show to cuddle up with your loved one, this is it. It’s touring through the summer and if it is the tour with the new stage, effects, etc… it is one million times better than any other stage production you have seen before. Les Miserables is a love story that takes place during the French Revolution. There is a movie version coming out starring a ton of broadway celebrities and the neat thing about it is that they had them sing live and they will make the music match their emotions and how they sang when they were being recorded. The show is incredible and is perfect for a date night with the person you love.

4. John Tartaglia’s Imagineocean

Most people know John’s name from his role in Avenue Q and then when he starred in Shrek. Other people know him for singing ridiculous songs about his cousin at cabaret shows and even though he may seem like he is insane, he put together an amazing black light puppet show for kids called Imagineocean. Imageineocean is about three friends who are on a treasure hunt. The three main characters go through and make new friends while singing and dancing and even interacting with the audience. This is a must see if you have kids and something that they will never forget.

5. Bring it On the Musical

If it ever leaves NYC, Bring it On the musical will be back on tour. This is the perfect show if you have teenagers who like cheerleading, self esteem issues or are trying to come out of the closet. Unlike the movie version, this one is very political and also deals with current issues like bullying, fitting in, being thin, dating, being gay, etc… It is high energy, stupid and probably some of the most fun you will have that you never thought you would. The cast recording is awesome and you’ll love the high energy routines. This is perfect for families and for anyone who just wants something fun to do.

There are a ton of other awesome tours right now like Jekyll and Hyde, Spamalot and even fun off broadway shows, but these are my top 5 for you if you are going with family, want a fun date night or need something to take your kids too. Feel free to add your own favorite broadway shows that are currently on tour through the winter.

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I Got My Book Of Mormon Tickets in DC Early, Here’s How.

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If they are already sold out of Book of Mormon Tickets in your city, click here to find Broadway Tickets on sale or in auctions so that you don’t have to miss the show.

Yesterday I was able to get my Book of Mormon Tickets which aren’t even on sale yet for the Washington DC show at the Kennedy Center. I also actually got my seat picked out and reserved for me which is even better. The Book of Mormon tickets at the Kennedy Center aren’t actually on sale yet and are not even remotely available, but that doesn’t stop the savvy broadway fan from finding a way around and securing their tickets. Here’s how you can try to get your own Book of Mormon Tickets before they go on sale for the touring cast as well.

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1. Go to the Theatre’s website and look at the entire season of shows they have. You’ll also want to see if they have subscription options for their season. With the Kennedy Center, you can either buy a full season or create your own season. This year they have a ton of good shows from The Book of Mormon and Jekyll and Hyde to Anything Goes, War Horse and a few tributes. If you want to see the whole season you can, if not then you can choose to create your own subscription. That’s what I did. (All subscription seats at the Kennedy Center are orchestra as a heads up and you cannot get cheaper options than Orchestra when you buy a subscription.)

2. If you buy the whole season you are almost good to go. If you don’t like all of the shows and don’t think anyone would want the tickets for the ones you don’t want to see, select create your own subscription like I did and select at least three shows to create a subscription. You still cannot pick seats, but you are guaranteed a ticket if you buy a subscription.

Now that you have your subscription picked out, checkout and purchase it. You still don’t have seats picked out for that theatre so this is where you have to go an extra step and call the subscriptions office. Make sure you have your subscription order number with you when you call.

3. When you call the subscription office, let them know that you’d like to upgrade your seats or choose seats for shows that are all one price. For the Book of Mormon tickets at the Kennedy Center in DC there are numerous cost options for orchestra seating. For this one you’ll need to say that you want to upgrade to the next level or the higher level to guarantee that you’ll be in the front section of the orchestra and if you’re lucky you’ll have someone on the phone that will help you pick a seat right there. For shows that are all one price for the orchestra, ask if they can help you pick a seat while you’re on the phone.

And that’s it. Now you have all of the shows you want to see and tickets for The Book of Mormon in DC at the Kennedy Center before they are even available to the public with a seat picked out. It takes a few minutes to do, but it is worth it to not miss out on your tickets since the show is almost guaranteed to sell out. If you’re looking for Book of Mormon tickets and the show is sold out, try the link at the top of the page to find local show tickets as well as tickets to the Book of Mormon in NYC on sale or in an auction. You can also click on the banners to the right to find if they have any on sale or in my favorite ticket auction marketplace.  Also, if for some reason you don’t want to see the other shows but you do buy tickets to them to get your Book of Mormon Tickets before anyone else, you can always try to sell them in a marketplace like the one in the link above, depending on if the theatre allows you to sell them.  You’ll need to check with the theatre.

Bring It On The Musical Reviews – Read This Before You Go!

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I just got back from New York City and saw Bring It On the Musical on Broadway. Personally I hated it, but for anyone else, it’ll be the dumbest thing you’ll ever love. Now before you react and make comments about me hating it, I don’t actually hate Bring It On the Musical, I actually enjoyed the second act, but I was pissed off at the production. Just like any other show that they take from a movie, Bring it On the Musical is not anything like the original movie.

Instead of using the original character’s names, the main character is Campbell and instead of competing with the inner city school, she ends up becoming a part of it and competing with her old school. In the movie version of the show, it is a story about friendship and being proud of yourself. In the broadway version of Bring it On the Musical, it is all about throwing politics at the audience, trying to make a statement that is in your face and obvious. The song about stepping outside the lines and having the entire cast break the cheer competition rules by stepping over the lines on purpose was definitely not a subtle way to say you can break the rules, etc… What I did like about them pushing an agenda, besides politics and a lot of very in your face comments, is that they also had a ton of songs and characters to help teenagers, high school students and even adults learn to deal with being over weight, not the prettiest, cheating and how to overcome cheaters, etc…

I loved in the opening scene at the inner city school when the girls “crew”, since they don’t have a “squad” does an awesome dance routine and then one of them turns out to be a drag queen. The Drag Queen ends up being one of the more inspirational characters in the show because instead of sugar coating everything, she just says exactly what she thinks. What I also enjoyed about everyone at the inner city school in Bring it On the Musical is that they teach you to do your own thing if it makes you happy and to be proud of yourself.

If you’re fat, that doesn’t mean you can’t dance and look amazing doing it. If you’re into different music than everyone else, don’t pretend to like something different and enjoy it. If you like someone of the same sex, out of your league or someone of a different race, don’t be afraid to date them or talk to them. There are a million messages for teenagers about overcoming obstacles and being proud of themselves in this show which makes Bring It On the Musical a family friendly show and I highly encourage you to take your kids and teenagers to it.

Just like in the movie, there are a ton of amazing tosses and acrobatics that will get you cheering for both teams. They stunts are amazing and what I love is that they combined professional dancers and singers along with actual Cheerleaders to be able to pull them off. When I was reading about the show, the Dancers were afraid of the acrobatics and the Cheerleaders were afraid of singing solo, so instead of choosing one or the other, they combined the cast and have them on stage together. You can easily tell who is who in the cast because of their bodies and their legs.

The Dancers and Singers are thin and have dancer’s bodies. The Cheerleaders have larger muscles which you can see and even though they are in front and on stage during some of the dance routines, you’ll notice they only sing in the chorus and rarely hit a note by themselves or with one or two other people. Even though they are completely different types of performers, the choreography is done so well that you cannot tell who is who in the cast and who is going to flip or sing or get thrown in the air.

The show was actually good. My biggest issue about seeing it is that the sound sucked on the night I went. We were in the very center 16 rows back where you should be hit extremely hard with a high note or when someone belts out a song. Instead, the voices were muffled and the people singing had their voices stolen from them by someone in charge of sound who was having serious issues with microphones and volume that night. It was a shame because if I could have gotten to enjoy some of the awesome high notes and duets in the show, I would have enjoyed it instead of wanting to slit my throat after the first act.

Overall, when you are reading Bring It On the Musical reviews, they are pretty good. If the sound didn’t suck and it wasn’t so political I would be in love with it. It really is the dumbest thing you’ll ever love and you’ll be on your feet cheering when the actors come out after the show. Bring It On the Musical is a great show and I do recommend it. Unfortunately it is not worth more than $70 in my opinion so if you are going to see it on Broadway, either buy broadway tickets for Bring It On the Musical by clicking on the link at the top of this post or the link before this, or go to the TKTS counter and get a discount on tickets to Bring it On the Musical. If you are going to see it when it goes back on tour, I highly recommend clicking on the links above to find discount tickets to Bring it On the Musical for your city.

Memphis on Broadway Reviews – The Touring Cast of Memphis Reviewed

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When you hear of the show Memphis you know there is going to be something about race. The story is about a white disc jockey back when everything was segregated and the birth of rock and roll was about to begin with a black girl named Felicia, because as Felicia knows, Rock and Roll is just “black, negro music sped up”. So if I were going to give the touring broadway cast of Memphis a review, I’d give it just to the middle of the dial, which in the show means 4 out of 5 stars. Want to know why?

In other broadway reviews, I’ve been kind of harsh, and with this one I won’t be any different. The show was awesome. It got me laughing, saying wow with a couple of the vocals and the dancing was great. I also loved the story line, but at the same time I had already seen this entire show before. It just wasn’t one show in particular, it was a bunch of them combined.

To me, The show Memphis is a mix of West Side Story, Hairspray and Dream Girls. To be honest, if you’d watch all three in a row you’d have the same show, you’d only have spent more time in front of the TV. The choreography of Memphis is almost exactly like Hairspray but with a few extra flips and acrobatics. The music also somewhat seemed like a rip off at certain points. They did however tweak it to make it their own. The storyline is also very similar to the show Hairspray, but this story line created a show I would actually go back to see again probably one more time at the most. The theme was definitely stolen from West Side Story and I could almost see the Sharks and the Jets on stage with the ballet and the acrobatics. There was even a routine that I could have sworn would have been America from West Side Story if I had ear plugs in or had the cast recording playing on my iPhone so I had the show blocked out. The Dream Girls part of the show is because of the overacting and the drama with trying to make it famous. You also get some amazing gospel voices and rhythms throughout the show that sound a lot like Ephie’s character. If you’d combine those three amazing shows and put them into one, you get dancing, comedy, great singing, a political message and an amazing job of combining them called Memphis.

If someone asked me what I actually thought of the show or for Memphis Reviews, I’d have to say that it is 100% worth seeing. Especially because you can get awesome deals on broadway tickets by clicking on the banners to the right or the link before this that says broadway tickets. You’ll get a show with incredibly fun choreography, some great jokes and comedy as well as incredible singing. Some noteable voices and acting in the touring cast of Memphis include Alexander Aguilar who played Huey in the version I saw. His acting was dead on and even though he is an understudy, he should be given the role for the energy and fun that he brought to the show. Felicia Boswell who played Felicia has an incredible range and great pitch within her voice. She is also able to change from a young girl to a mature lady within the show and you would never have guessed it was the same girl. Will Mann who played Bobby and sang Big Daddy’s Got Big Love, worked it out on the show. Not only did he shock everyone with his ability to dance, but his voiced completey kicked ass!

For Memphis Reviews or the Touring Cast of Memphis Reviewed, I give the show 4 out of 5 stars for it’s energy, choreography and ability to get everyone singing, dancing, and laughing. I loved the show, but think that the choreography and some of the stage direction was purely ripped off of other shows which is why it doesn’t get the fifth star. If you are looking for a show in NYC or you are thinking about going to see the touring cast of Memphis, I highly recommend it as it is a very fun show to watch and you will definitely want the cast recording after. Click here to buy broadway tickets including Memphis on tour. It’s a great show for a night out and an even better show for a date.