My Soapbox, or Win Tickets To “The Sound of Music” For Your Family!

I’ve been traveling a lot for work lately. Last week was Chicago, next week is Baltimore. All great trips, but it really hits home how much I love my family when I’m away from them for a couple (or more) days. On top of that, we’ve been so busy already this summer with camp and hockey and ballet – all for Avi, of course – that when we are home we like to sloooooooow down. Much time is spent in the kitchen, and I have a lot of delicious things I should get around to posting, but we’ve also spent some quality time reading and (believe it or not) watching movies. Avi and I finally finished the first Harry Potter book

(Ahem. I have read them all many many many times. He was reading [with me] for the very first time.)

and then I let him watch the movie. We also recently watched one of my favorite movie musicals of all time, “The Sound of Music”. How can you not love this show?! I myself prefer to ignore the political undertones entirely and just enjoy the timeless music. Avi was pretty interested in the puppet show.

I was super excited to see that Pittsburgh CLO is doing the show this summer (that’s right, I said “doing”, as in “locally produced theater”, not a tour) because as everyone knows by this point (and if you don’t, you should) taking kids to live theater is my giant, sparkling clean soapbox. And this! This is theater with kids in it, even! These kids:

They look very Austrian, don’t they?

So, yeah. Pittsburgh CLO’s production of “The Sound of Music” opens next week, and I have a pack of 4 tickets to opening night, Tuesday, July 19, to give away to one lucky reader and his or her family. Just leave a comment below telling me the name of the first show you ever saw. If you want, tell me how old you were, also – but no worries if it was just last week and you’re 42 years old. Theater at any age can be magical. My soapbox has room for everyone. One entry per person, and entries must be in by noon on Sunday, July 17. I’ll use a random number generator to pick the winner and contact that individual directly.

Even the mountains are wholesome, aren’t they? You know you want to go to there.

Disclaimer: Pittsburgh CLO is providing me with four free tickets to use and four tickets to give away. But you knew that since I explained it up above.  You can purchase tickets for “The Sound of Music” here if you don’t win, but I’ll cross my fingers for you.

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11 thoughts on “My Soapbox, or Win Tickets To “The Sound of Music” For Your Family!

  1. The first show I recall was the Nutcracker. I was around six. My Florida elementary school field tripped each year to see it. Loved theater every since. The Sound of Music is my favorite musical movie and I’m hoping to see it next week on stage.

  2. The first live theater that I ever saw was “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. I was probably 7 or 8. Snoopy was played by a friend of my Dad. I think shortly after that I saw “Fiddler on the Roof”. Tevye was played by Snoopy. :-)

  3. I believe it was “Cats”, because “Up with People” doesn’t count does it? Not sure how old I was, maybe around eight? I used to sing the songs from the Sound of Music to Henry when he was a baby. “The Hills are alive” was the only song that made him stop crying. My brother in law was staying with us at the time and by the time he left, I think he wanted to kill any remaining Von Trapp family members or descendants for having inspired this musical to ever be made….

  4. phantom at the fisher theatre in detroit…when i was maybe 6 or 7? but the most fun show i ever saw as a child was “arsenic and old lace” when i was 11, cause it was ages 12 and up and my grandma helped me sneak in on the grounds that i was “more grown-up than most kids my age”. it was awesome.

  5. I went to see Annie on stage when I was about 4 or 5…it was one of the first memories i remember! And still one of my fondest memories ever. Thx for the walk down memory lane.

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