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Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

For years, I have dreamed of going to New York City to see Disney’s musical production of The Lion King.  It has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember and knowing that I had a friend in the cast just made the desire to see it even stronger!  After wishing upon a thousand stars or more, my oldest son made that dream come true this April and, as a combined Christmas and birthday gift to me, he bought the two of us tickets to see the production at the Minskoff Theater on Broadway!  I was going to see The Lion King!!! Continue reading Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway: A Review from the Savanna

One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast

We make friends in our youth, sometimes not knowing what will become of each other once the tassel has been flipped and the cap has been thrown into the air.  Then, years later, the opportunity to snag a long overdue hug arises.  Two friends find themselves thrown back into the past for a brief moment before gaining a new sense of pride and perspective for what the other has gone through over the years.  Continue reading One Man’s Journey to the Savanna: An Interview with a Member of Disney’s The Lion King Cast

Four Things I Loved and the Two I Did Not: My Review of Beauty and the Beast

As “winter turns to spring,” movie goers are marching in mob formation from their homes to the theater to see the much anticipated live action movie, Beauty and the Beast!  Yes – it has FINALLY arrived for all of us to enjoy and I willingly admit that I have been anticipating this event for nearly two years! Continue reading Four Things I Loved and the Two I Did Not: My Review of Beauty and the Beast

Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

Word spreads rather swiftly through the food allergy community when a restaurant goes above and beyond to accommodate the needs of a customer with special dietary restrictions.  Burton’s Grill is one of those establishments whose name has been circulating around the food allergy community for some time now and with positive reviews.  When I noticed that we were fairly close to a large percentage of their restaurants, I made it a priority, while living in the Northeast, to find a way to experience this eatery and hopefully allow my son to enjoy another meal without fear. Continue reading Review of Burton’s Grill: Hit or Miss for this Food Allergy Family?

Extra! Extra! Newsies Hits Theaters and Gives Us Something To Believe In!

In my mind, it would be an oddity for someone to deny the magic that comes from watching a live, onstage Broadway production.   You’re talking talent beyond measure, music that transforms and transports, stories that connect with us face to face.  However, is there any love lost when the splendor of a stage production comes to the big screen?  Does the audience lose the energy or the sense of being involved in the production when a camera is capturing the action and delivering it to you versus seeing it with your own eyes firsthand?

Continue reading Extra! Extra! Newsies Hits Theaters and Gives Us Something To Believe In!