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Score for a Cure Benefit!

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We are excited to announce our participation in donating to score for a cure!

Score for a Cure was founded in 2009 after four women from one soccer team were diagnosed with breast cancer over a five year period.  What originally was planned as a small tournament to raise a little money for breast cancer charities has grown far beyond our dreams.  The 2013 tournament welcomed fifty teams from six states to the Jungleplex in Plymouth, Massachusetts and raised over $30,000!

Our mission is two-fold; the first is to raise funds to assist breast cancer related programs in eastern Massachusetts, such as WeCanRow Boston (a rowing club for breast cancer survivors), the Jordan Hospital Breast Center, and the Cancer Support Community in Norwell, Massachusetts.  Our second mission is to help people that are struggling with household expenses due to financial issues related to a breast cancer diagnosis.

While our tournament is held in Plymouth each year, participants come from all over the eastern United States, and all have two things in common:  the joy of playing the game of soccer and the enthusiasm to support to a great cause!  Our organization is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who strive to make our event a success each year.

The event will be held March 14-16, 2014 visit their website to register or donate to help! http://www.scoreforacure.com/index.php

NYC Tourist! Says Take a Walking, Talking, Singing Tour of Broadway!

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Get the inside scoop on all things NYC with NYC Tourist, Your New York City Experts!

They have written a very nice write up on their blog about us and we feel that they have perfectly captured the essence and feel of our tour. Check it out below or CLICK HERE to visit the site and read it for yourself.


Submitted by Arielle Hansen on 05/08/13

Broadway and sightseeing are two of the best aspects of any tour to the Big Apple, and what better way to spend a few hours in the city than by combining these two on a fabulous Broadway tour! The New York Broadway Tours aren’t your usual New York City tour: instead, think of this as a fun twist on seeing a Broadway show, with a dash of some Big Apple sightseeing and fascinating trivia thrown into the mix!

All of the tour guides are accomplished singers and actors whose unbridled enthusiasm is infectious and make these NYC tours just as entertaining as an actual Broadway show. Be prepared for a walking tour through theatre mecca,Times Square, and hear all about the incredible history of Broadway past and present from your licensed tour guide.

Why New York Broadway Tours?
Instead of just providing you with the facts and pointing out the sights like the traditional New York City tour, these Broadway tours are completely interactive! Not only will your tour guide belt out some toe-tapping tunes, they’ll have you singing along to the instantly recognizable classics from shows like the Lion King and Phantom of the Opera, as well as making jazz hands and getting people from the street to join in on the fun. From the very young to the very old, these tours are sure to appeal to a wide range of ages. Some New York City tours can seem a bit boring or too much like a school field trip to hold some childrens’ attention, but these are the complete opposite as they get to be an active participant and will be unable to resist singing along.

Which New York Broadway Tour Is Right For You?

Blazing Saddles
  • The Musical Theatre Walking Tour in Times Square has two different versions: Act 1 and Act 2. They are both 90 minutes, and cover similar material but at different attractions. Act One has your tour guide offering up fascinating information about the origins of musical theatre and the history of Broadway as you stroll past and visit such famous theatre landmarks as the Shubert Theatre, The Majestic and the New Amsterdam. Learn about legendary Broadway stars, and listen up as your guide serenades the group with popular showtunes until it is your turn to shine in the spotlight!
  • The Musical Theatre Walking Tour in Times Square: Act 2 also explores the Great White Way, but visits different theaters like the Lyceum and the Belasco. Also walk by the theaters of great Broadway blockbusters, like Wicked and Pippin.The Off-Broadway Walking Tour is also 90 minutes, but focuses on the differences between off-Broadway and Broadway, and walks through various fixtures of the off-Broadway theater scene like The Actors Temple and The Snapple Theater.
  • Grand Central: Music of the City Tour is a wonderful way to discover one of New York’s busiest attractions – Grand Central Train Station while also hearing about the significance of beloved New York specific songs. Check out the Whispering Gallery, and listen to your guide’s version of Big Apple/Train inspired songs like Empire State of Mind and Take the A train.
  • Greenwich Village Pub Crawl: Walk through this colorful NYC neighborhood, and spend the night singing away with your Broadway alum tour guide! You’ll go to the historic Stonewall Inn and then get a chance to sing along to some classic showtunes at a piano bar.
  • Michael Jackson Site Fan Tour: Ideal for fans of the King of Pop, this ultimate appreciation of all things Jackson includes photos at the set of the Wiz, locations of his various music video shoots, and more!
  • A Glee Broadway Fan Walking Tour: The newest addition to the New York Broadway Tours launches June 2nd! This is the tour for every Gleek, where you’ll learn all about your favorite stars from Glee, including Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Darren Criss, Amber Riley and more! See the theatres where these stars first debuted on Broadway, sing along with your tour guide to the songs that Glee cast has redone and have a blast with Glee trivia. You even get to sing “Empire State of Mind” near the famous red steps!

How Long: The tours last around 90 minutes.
Who Can Come: Most of these tours are perfect for theater fanatics of all ages to enjoy, but the Greenwich Village Pub Crawl does need to be for 21 and up.
How to Reserve: Make a reservation online to secure a spot on one of these fun and entertaining tours.
Price: $25 if you reserve online, $30 cash per person at the start of the tour, $15 for students with ID, while kids ten and under are free! Group discounts are available as well.

Howell High School

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Howell High School Parent and Teachers Association (P.A.T) held their annual Fashion Show/Gift Auction event on April 5th, 2013 at The Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, New Jersey. The event this year was entitled “Broadway Bound”,and was considered their largest and most successful fundraiser of the year.

We are so happy that we were able to contribute to their organization! Pics and donation info to come!

YouTube Testimonials are adding up…

 
 
We are so excited to hear what people are saying about the tours! Although we are still a new company it’s really great when people share their love for musicals with us along the tour and then take with them everything they learned to share with their friends. The gift that keeps on giving… KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE. So thank you so much to everyone who offered video testimonials. I’ve placed them below so you can see for yourself what people are saying and we hope you get a chance to join us for a tour of the Great White Way when you come to visit New York!

Testimonial Video #1

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Thanks for singing with us! See you on Broadway!

Magical Music For Life Foundation!

We are excited to announce our sponsorship to help this beautiful organization called Magical Music for Life Foundation. Magical Music for Life’s mission is to develop and produce a wide range of musical projects that can provide a positive approach to everyday life for young children and their families. As a way to reinforce self-confidence and further self-esteem, each of these projects is designed to enable children to participate with professionals in the performance and/or recording of these productions.

They are holding their second annual Tunes In Times Square sing-a-long on May 5th in Times Square and we have donated some gift certificates of free tours for 2 lucky families.

SINGING SONGS ALL DAY LONG TO BENEFIT “SONGS FOR SKILLS” PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. 

Last year’s event (2012):

…Magical Music’s singing groups & Russell, the Hermit Crab cast,s,
professional kids from Broadway shows:
Madeleine Rose Yen (War Horse) * Sadie Seelert (Mary Poppins)
Brianna Gentilella (How the Grinch Stole Christmas)
Ashton Woerz (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Alison Horowitz (Sunday in the Park, Mary Poppins)
Matthew Schechter (Newsies) * Marissa O’Donnell (Shrek)
many other talented young singers invited from CT & NY,
and guest appearances by adult Broadway stars:
Corey Mach (Godspell) * Jed Resnick (Avenue Q)
Jill Paice (39 Steps, Curtains) * James Moye & Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet)

ALSO

Broadway Workshop (NYC), New Canaan Dance Academy (CT),
The Harvey School Chamber Singers (Katonah, NY),
Random Farms Kids Theatre - Kids Who Care (Elmsford, NY),
The Studio Singers (New Canaan, CT)

We hope you can support them and check out their event on May 5th and we look forward to seeing you on the tour!!!

Meet our friend, The King of Karaoke

Meet our friend Eddie who runs the King Of Karaoke DJ/KJ company here in New York.

His karaoke show and karaoke singers will be featured on QPTV for a show called Music, Music, Music which will air on television! We have sponsored his company with a couple of gift certificates for FREE TOURS. All you need to do is show up and sing to be entered into the drawing!

The Karaoke show is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013 from 8pm-12am at THE SLY FOX INN.

ALL SINGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME TO APPEAR ON THIS T.V. SHOW ABOUT KARAOKE!!

Visit his web site for further information: www.tkokny.com

Address:
The Sly Fox Inn
177-23 Union Turnpike Fresh Meadows, NY 11366)
Telephone (718) 969- 8169

See you there!

What Do The Bishop from Les Miserable` and Rafiki from Walt Disney’s The Lion King Share in Common?

 

Have you seen the Les Miserable` movie yet? Are you as obsessed with Colm Wilkinson as I am? He happens to be the reason I am obsessed with the movie. (And yes, you will find that I use the word “obsessed” just as much as Seth Rudetsky. Sorry Seth.) For those of you who don’t know Colm Wilkinson, he created the role of Jean Valjean when Les Miz opened in 1985 at the Barbican Theatre in London. When it transferred to Broadway two years later, Producer Cameron Mackintosh refused to open the show unless Colm Wilkinson played Valjean. His wish was granted, even though it went against the Actor’s Equity Association’s policy of only hiring American actors at that time. See for yourself why Mackintosh insisted that Wilkinson was the only man for the job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrPCWfB-Jdo

Epic right? Cameron Mackintosh and the team of Producers had the same idea when the movie was first being discussed. They felt that it was very important to have Colm Wilkinson in the movie, even if he had to play a different role. Once again, his wish was granted as Wilkinson plays the Bishop in the movie, adding a special symbolic undertone to the film. Wilkinson passed the torch to Hugh Jackman, giving him advice and encouragement on the journey of taking on the challenging role of Valjean. Similarly, in Les Miz the Bishop is Valjean’s guide to a better life as he gives him a second chance to live a life worth living. Colm Wilkinson and the Les Miz team sum it up better than I can:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=039td1lNrwU

And now for my fun Disney fact: While we’re on the topic of guidance, we all know and love the hilarious character Rafiki in Lion King who is essentially Simba’s counselor. Did you know that “Rafiki” is Swahili for “friend?”
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