Cool Characters on Tour

If you happen to live in Canada, know that Caillou is making an appearance near you! Here is the link for tour dates, of which there are only two. Let’s hope that they decide to come to the U.S. as well! We will definitely keep you posted if that’s the case :)

 Thankfully, there are some other great shows touring in the United States featuring your favorite characters:

Angelina Ballerina: The Musical is showing at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York, NY, between Park and Madison Avenues, from Sun. May 6th, 2012 – Sun. May 20th, 2012.

Pinkalicious

Pinkalicious: The Musical is playing at the MMAC in New York through July 1st, 2012 and in Chicago through August 5. Canadians won’t miss out, either, with the show running in Toronto through June 24.

If you go to see Pinkalicious, be prepared to dress up in your finest pink attire. In the show, Pinkalicious Pinkerton tries to survive on pink cupcakes alone, all vegetables aside! Throughout the show, Pinkalicious learns the value of eating healthy, listening to her mom and dad, and living in moderation. The show includes live music, and the tickets are reasonably priced.

Tickets for Angelina and Pinkalicious are available through https://iseats.net/

Have you seen the show? If so, what did you think?

Greg Page back on stage (with The Wiggles)

 

In January, the Wiggles announced that Greg Page, the original Yellow Wiggle, is returning to perform with the children’s entertainment group.  Greg had been struggling with illness for about 5 years.  Sam Moran was filling his place in Greg’s absence, and has offered to step down to allow Greg to return.

Greg will be reuniting with former band members Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook, and Anthony Field.  The Wiggles will be rolling out a new CD, television content, and DVD, as well as beginning to tour on a local and international level.  The tour will start in Australia in March and will kick off later this year in the UK and USA.

Manager Paul Field said, ““We thank Sam for his wonderful contribution to the group for the past five years. He joined at a difficult time for Greg and the group, and we’re so grateful for all he has done.” Field also said that the group will continue to make Hot Potato Studios available to Sam for future endeavors.

Sam says, “”I am very proud of my five years as the Yellow Wiggle and the group’s continued success with me as their lead singer.” However, Sam is also looking forward to other opportunities. “I have enjoyed every minute of my nine years touring with the group, but I now look forward to new opportunities and more time spent with my wife and two- year-old daughter,” he added.

With that said, I can’t wait until the Wiggles come to town!  They are supposed to tour Canada in October and November of 2012!  Keep posted for future upcoming tour dates.  They will announce their full schedule in August of this year.

2012 Monster Jam World Finals

Dennis Anderson, grave digger truckSo maybe you’re like me and loved to play with those little trucks and cars when you were little.  Each car and truck had its own unique design.  But of course, my brothers and I fought over the cars, because we each wanted to have the fastest car or the biggest truck.  Sometimes we even had to put the cars and trucks away, they caused such an uproar.

If you were a fan of cars and trucks when you were little, or are just now starting, it’s never too late to relive your childhood fantasy.  You can now watch trucks come alive with Monster Jam 2012! (Talk about your toy trucks and cars on steroids!)  These powerhouse vehicles keep gettin’ bigger and badder every year.  Just ask Dennis Anderson, the driver of Grave Digger:

Monster Jam: What are your expectations for the 2012 Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam World Finals? 

Dennis Anderson: I go into every Monster Jam World Finals with the mentality to bring home the trophy, but I will be happy if one of us Andersons brought home the hardware! We are also expecting the biggest and baddest encore ever in the history of Monster Jam. 

Monster Jam: What are some of the most memorable Grave Digger moments in the last 30 years? 

Dennis Anderson: All of my Monster Jam World Finals wins, Adam Anderson taking over my seat in Grave Digger when I was injured, Adam coming back to the Grave Digger team and driving The Legend and last but not least Ryan Anderson introducing Son-uva Digger with his awesome back flip at the 2011 Monster Jam World Finals. 

Monster Jam: What is so special about the Monster Jam World Finals?

Dennis Anderson: There is something there for every Monster Jam fan… The Young Guns Shootout – a true battle of up and coming superstars to the sport, will go head to head in an exclusive Racing battle during the Friday night Double Down! The Young Guns Shootout will feature eight drivers who have two years or less experience driving in the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, and will make for an exciting addition to an already eventful night for sure. 

Monster Jam: In your eyes over the last 30 years how has the sport of Monster Jam changed? 

Dennis Anderson: Monster Jam is very competitive.  Monster trucks have become more durable and every driver has top notch equipment.  Every team runs their equipment so hard and the obstacles and jumps keep getting bigger and bigger.  The biggest change for me at least is that the new generations of drivers are just running harder and harder and keep raising the bar which ultimately makes Monster Jam so much better for the fans. 

Sounds awesome, right? This event is happening March 23-24 at Sam Boyd Stadium, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Stay tuned for the competition-I may even tune in myself!