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{Giveaway!} Elf the Musical Brings Holiday Fun & Magic to Olney Theatre



Olney Theatre Center has earned a reputation for pulling out all the stops on its big holiday musicals and this year’s production of Elf the Musical is no exception. Even better, it’s one that the whole family can enjoy. With plenty of sparklejollytwinklejingley singing, dancing, laughter, and theatre magic, you’re all guaranteed to walk out filled with Christmas spirit and smiles on your faces.

Based on the hit Will Ferrell movie, Elf the Musical has quickly entered the pantheon of holiday classics, and for good reason. The warm-hearted family musical tells the story of Buddy, a human accidentally transported to the North Pole as a baby who grows up believing himself to be an elf, despite his large size and sub-par toy-making. Upon learning the truth from Santa, Buddy journeys to New York to find his father and help the jaded city folk rediscover the wonder and joy of the Christmas season.

Elf the Musical is now running at Olney Theatre Center through January 6, 2019. Tickets are $54-$99 and can be purchased online or through the Box Office. You can also try winning a Family 4-Pack to the performance on December 30 at 2pm through the giveaway below!



When you go, bring a new pair of pajamas to donate!
We learn pretty quickly that Buddy the Elf started life in an orphanage before accidentally hitching a ride in Santa’s sleigh to the North Pole. While that works well for narrative purposes, the fact is that there are still many children in our community without permanent, loving homes who can’t rely on Santa to whisk them away to be raised by elves. That’s why for the second year in-a-row, Olney Theatre Center is partnering with Comfort Cases, a Rockville-based organization with a mission to provide comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. They have done this by providing kids with their own Comfort Case.

A Comfort Case is a small duffel bag or backpack that holds essential items and a few special things. Its purpose is to provide comfort for children as they enter the foster care system. The case provides the essentials for the first few days in a new place as well as some comfort items to help ease a scary transition. They want these children to know that their community cares about them and wants them to have something of their very own.

You can make a difference in the life of a child in need by donating a new pair of pajamas (they especially need larger sizes) to be included in a Comfort Case. Learn more about this wonderful program on the Olney Theatre Center website.

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GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to Elf the Musical at Olney Theatre Center on December 30 at 2pm, simply leave a comment below naming your favorite holiday movie. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through December 6, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Olney Theatre Center, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to “Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas” at Adventure Theatre!



It’s almost the holiday season, and Adventure Theatre is getting into the spirit with a new show that brings an adored children’s book character to life on stage. Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas will be a perfect holiday entertainment for the whole family — and you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see it!

What could be fancier than Christmas? Presents with elegant wrapping paper, festive decorations, Christmas cookies with sprinkles-and who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel. Oohlala! This year, Nancy is especially excited. After selling some of her old gowns and accessories, Nancy has enough money to buy a brand-new sparkly tree topper. She can’t wait to decorate the Christmas tree. But when things don’t turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous?

Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas opens November 16, 2018 and runs through January 6, 2019. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office. You can also try winning them through the giveaway below!

Want to make your theatre outing extra special? On December 8, Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas Festival will include a bunch of fun activities along a performance of the show:
* Make your own extraordinary Tree Topper (just like the heirloom in the book)
* Create the most dazzling holiday-licious headband you’ve ever seen
* Craft a glamorous glitter ornament with your name on it
* Enjoy caroling with friends from Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas
* Decorate delicious Christmas sugar cookies with delectable frosting
* Have your holiday family photo taken

Plus, there will be hor d’oeuvres, a hot chocolate bar, games, music, and plenty of splendiferous holiday cheer. Tickets are $100 dollars, or $350 for a family-four pack.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Fancy Nancy’s Splendiferous Christmas at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Thursday, November 15, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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Adventure Theatre Starts a New Season with “Blueberries for Sal” and a Ticket Giveaway!



Adventure Theatre has impeccable timing. Just as we officially welcome fall this weekend, they are beginning a whole new season of children’s theatre on their stage in Glen Echo Park. And they are starting it off with a show based on a beloved classic perfect for this time of year: Blueberries for Sal.

Robert McCloskey’s story about a little girl and her mother going blueberry picking as a mama bear and its cub gather berries on the other side of the hill in preparation for hibernation has been adored by readers for 70 years. Adventure Theatre is celebrating the anniversary with this world premiere production, a musical that is a heartwarming mother-child tale to which parents and grandparents alike will relate. (And the score is by the same composer who did Caps for Sale in 2016!)

Blueberries for Sal opens at Adventure Theatre September 21 and runs through October 21. Tickets are $20, but this Friday’s opening show is a Pay-What-You-Can performance with free milk and cookies (cash only at the door)! Tickets can be purchased online or at the Box Office. Recommended for all ages.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Blueberries for Sal at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show (starting 9/27). Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Tuesday, September 25, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.


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See ‘Tinker Bell’ Light Up the Adventure Theatre Stage this Summer (Giveaway!)



Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all.

In Tinker Bell, a world premiere play running at Adventure Theatre this summer, a new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love, including Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view. Based on the works of Sir J. M. Barrie and adapted for the stage by Patrick Flynn, the all-ages production is sure to delight theatre-goers young and young-at-heart.

Tinker Bell opens June 22 and will run through August 19. Tickets are $19.50, and you also have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack through the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Tinker Bell at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Wednesday, June 20, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway: Judy Moody & Stink are Coming to Adventure Theatre!

A couple of favorite characters from children’s books will come to life on the Adventure Theatre stage this spring! Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt will run from April 20 – June 3, and you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see it.

Here’s more about the show recommended for ages 4 and up:

Third grade has put Judy Moody in a mood. She’s got to figure out what to include in her “Me” collage, and her know-it-all little brother Stink keeps getting in the way. When the Moody family drops anchor on “Artichoke” Island, they meet Cap’n Weevil with a secret treasure map, launching them on a mad dash across the island in search of gold. But they’re not the only salty dogs lookin’ for loot! Can Judy Moody and Stink outwit their competition in time? Will Judy finish her project? Come aboard as we launch this world premiere and find out!

Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure HuntWhere: Adventure Theatre | Glen Echo Park, MD
When: April 20 – June 3, 2018
Tickets: $19.50

*And in case you haven’t heard, Adventure Theatre recently endured an electrical fire above its office entrance lobby. They need our help as they work to rebuild and are seeking donations from the community. Go here if you’d like to contribute to the beloved children’s theater!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Judy Moody & Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below with your preferred date and time to see the show. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too. This giveaway will run through Tuesday, April 17, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will be of interest to KFDC readers.

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