Yogurtland Celebrates Giving Tuesday and Support Together We Rise

Yogurtland Kicks off the giving season on November 27 at select locations!
 
Don’t forget that tomorrow is “Giving Tuesday”!  Yogurtland is a company that believes “together we can and should do more to help kids”.  In order to do that, Yogurtland is celebrating ‘Giving Tuesday’ with a fundraiser for Together We Rise, a non-profit dedicated to transforming the foster care experience for youth across America. On Tuesday, November 27  select Yogurtland locations will be supporting Together We Rise with an all day fundraiser.
Yogurtland fans are invited to support this effort by showing a social media post, email,  flyer, or mention they are supporting the fundraiser at checkout and 20% of the sales proceeds will be donated to Together We Rise.
Together We Rise is setting out to revolutionize the foster care system and change the stigma. By building awareness and volunteer opportunities, the non-profit is enriching the lives of children in foster care and giving them a sense of normalcy and comfort through an unsettling time in their lives. The organization also provides thousands of foster kids across the country with new bicycles, college supplies and suitcases known as “sweet cases,” so children no longer travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag.
“Yogurtland believes in helping the children in need in the communities where we operate. It’s important for children in the foster care system to have a supportive community that wants to see them succeed, and Yogurtland is honored to be a part of that initiative with this fundraiser,” said John Wayne Carlson, Yogurtland’s SVP of Marketing, Development and Operations.
At Yogurtland guests can create their own treat, snack or dessert from a variety of handcrafted frozen yogurt, ice cream, and non-dairy sorbet flavors and an abundant topping bar with fresh fruits, candies, premium sauces, and more to create an experience as unique as they are.
Separating Yogurtland from other brands are the company’s flavorologists who continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their taste experience. Yogurtland also owns its own dairy, and by controlling the manufacturing process delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests all year long.
For more information and to find participating locations, please visit https://www.yogurt-land.com/togetherwerise.
 About Yogurtland
Yogurtland’s flavorologists continually create craveable flavors that keep fans loving their frozen dessert experience. Yogurtland owns its own dairy, and by controlling the manufacturing process, the company delivers the highest quality flavors, setting new standards for the industry and delighting guests each day.
Yogurtland features non-fat and low-fat yogurt flavors, ice cream, and non-dairy and no sugar added choices while using milk that contains no antibiotics or added hormones. Fruit flavors are fortified with Vitamin C for an extra boost.
Presently, Yogurtland has more than 320 locations across the U.S., Australia, Dubai, Guam, Myanmar, Oman, Singapore, Thailand, and Venezuela. Flavors are always subject to creative change and popular demand. For more information, visit http://www.yogurt-land.com or http://www.facebook.com/yogurtland.

The Lion King – The World’s #1 Musical Returns to Dallas

June 13, 2018 through July 7, 2018 at the Music Hall at Fair Park

 

This Classic Broadway adaptation of Disney’s animated movie has returned to Dallas!  After 20 years of performances it’s still one of the most creative productions ever made and remains one of the theatrical marvels of all time.  If you haven’t seen it before you must make the trek to Music Hall. If you’ve seen it before you must make the trek to Music Hall to see it again.

 

Tony Award Winner, The Lion King is one of the most popular productions of all time and has been seen by more than 95 million people around the world.  There’s a reason for that.  This is a musical that appeals to both kids and adults.  The Lion King has a universal theme that we can all relate to and yes, a lot of it is geared to the younger generation (this is Disney after all) but adults love it as well.  My 20 year son was in town from college and he surprised me when he agreed to go with me to see it.  He remembered that The Lion King was the first musical I took him too as a child and he was actually excited about seeing it again.  Not only can my son Jack quote every line from the movie because he saw it a million times as a child but he remembered the musical as being pretty great too.  This time though, he saw it through eyes of an adult and still enjoyed it as much as I did.  We marveled at the creative visual imagery, loved the familiar and catchy music (Grammy award winning actually), and appreciated the African culture depicted in the musical much more than we did before.  The message of the circle of life and the love of family still rang through for us as much as it did 20 years ago.

The performances are wonderful, the costumes are incredible, and the animals are delightful (except for the crazy hyenas – I never liked them and still don’t ha ha).   Take a date, a friend, or a child but go see The Lion King, have fun, and no worries for one magical night!

 

Disney’s The Lion King tickets are available at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by calling Ticketmaster at (866) 870-2717.    They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (214) 426-4768 or emailing Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

 

 

 

TAKE YOUR KIDS ON SAFARI AT THE MUSIC HALL! 

Elevate your family experience during Disney’s The Lion King with a passport to the DSM Savanna presented by Frost Bank.  Get a DSM Savanna Passport for $15 per person. That’s $60 for a family of four.

Open two hours before each performance*, the DSM Savanna is located on the West Lawn of the historic Music Hall at Fair Park and includes:

  • Pre-show access to a shaded outdoor family-friendly experience
  • Coupon for one (1) snow cone per DSM Savanna Passport  
  • Face-painting and craft activities
  • Access to dedicated bars to purchase beer, wine and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Access to food trucks to purchase pre-show snacks
  • Dedicated restroom facilities

**BONUS:  Get a Food Truck Voucher for a complimentary item with every 4 DSM Savanna Passports.

You can pick up your Savanna Passports online, or on-site at the Box Office or at the DSM Savanna check in, located at the doors to the West Lawn of the Music Hall.

*The DSM Savanna will open two hours prior to the show and close 15 minutes before curtain so be sure to arrive early to allow time to enjoy all of the activities.

Be sure to dress comfortably and prepare yourself for a wild adventure!

 

Following The Lion King, DSM‘s 2017-18 season will continue with the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the OperaLove Never Dies: The Phantom Returns, July 24-August 5, 2018; and closing the season will be the hilarious new musical School of Rock, based on the hit film, August 15-26, 2018.

DSM will continue to bring the best of Broadway to North Texas in the 2018-19 season with shows like  Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin, Hello, Dolly!, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the OperaAnastasiaMiss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof and season add-ons Elf and The Book of Mormon.

 

Dallas Premiere – The Color Purple The Musical!

                                                                                               

  The Tony Award®-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE is at The Dallas Music Hall from January 23 – February 4, 2018.

 

Who didn’t love the movie THE COLOR PURPLE?!  I know I did and now the musical is in Dallas! THE COLOR PURPLE The Musicial  has been a huge hit on Broadway winning two 2016 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, two Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, the 2017 Grammy Award® for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy®.  The musical is based on the Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and the Warner Bros.  Amblin Entertainment motion picture.  The musical chronicles Cellie, a young African American woman in the American South from the early 1920’s to mid-20th Century.  It’s a journey of love, tragedy, and triumph.   Your heart will explode with emotions.

The very talented cast members from the 2016 Broadway revival lead the touring company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act – Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost – National Tour, Rent – Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear MeShrek the Musical – National Tour) as Sofia.

Don’t miss this incredibly energetic and entertaining musical!   Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of THE COLOR PURPLE, starting at $20 (pricing subject to change), are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Groups of 10 or more get concierge service and can receive a special discount on their tickets. To book a group, please call (214) 426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Dallas Summer Musicals highly anticipated 2017-18 season will continue with:

ON YOUR FEET! – February 27-March 11, 2018

WAITRESS – March 28-April 8, 2018

LES MISÉRABLES – April 24-May 6, 2018

DISNEY’S THE LION KING –  June 13-July 8, 2018

LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns –  July 24-August 5, 2018

And closing the season will be SCHOOL OF ROCK – August 15-26, 2018.

Single tickets are also now on sale for ON YOUR FEET! and LES MISÉRABLES and may be purchased online at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 

 

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical

DECEMBER 5-10, 2017 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK IN DALLAS

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas is in town and how great was it that on the night White Christmas opened North Texas FINALLY got some cold weather?!   It was a perfect night to see one of my all-time favorite Christmas musicals and it was a perfect show to launch me into the Holiday Spirit!

The musical is an adaptation of a 1954 motion picture White Christmas that starred Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.  Everything about this critically acclaimed and old fashioned musical is magical – the music (Irving Berlin’s – need I say more?), the dancing is incredible (go just to see the top dancing and ice skating numbers) and the players are perfectly cast.   The sets are fun and the costumes are bright and colorful.  The show will transport you into another time and place where you won’t want to leave.

If you’ve never seen the movie or need a refresher – here’s the plot:   It’s the story of a song-and-dance team (former World War 11 army buddies) in the mid 50’s who find themselves putting on a show in a quaint Vermont Inn barn.  Meanwhile they are romancing the talented and beautiful Haynes Sisters.  Coincidentally their general in the war happens to own the inn and needs some help saving it from the banks.    Costars of note are Martha, the general’s sarcastic inn assistant (and love interest perhaps?) and his adorable and precocious granddaughter.  It’s all so 50’s and I love it.

The musical includes some of Irving Berlin’s finest songs such as “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters” (one of my personal favorites) “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song,”White Christmas”.   Starring in the lead roles includes Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, currently on Broadway in PRINCE OF BROADWAY, who plays Martha Watson.  Sean Montgomery as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kerry Conte as Betty Haynes and Kelly Sheehan as Judy Haynes.  They are all a delight to watch perform.

 White Christmas is like a warm and fuzzy blanket that will wrap you up and make you fall in love with it all over again.   I didn’t even miss the old classic movie it was such a great remake!   Take your parents, your kids, or go with friends to see this Christmas Classic – you can thank me later!

 

DECEMBER 5-10, 2017 AT THE MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK

Single tickets for the Dallas engagement, starting at $20 (pricing subject to change) are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Single tickets can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park box office Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOVEMBER 14-19, 2017 AT BASS PERFORMANCE HALL

Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement start at $44 (pricing subject to change) and are now on sale. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.

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What are you thankful for today?

There is so much to be thankful for – family, friends, good health, prosperity but it’s easy for me to pick what I’m  most thankful for today.  Today is my twin sons 20th Birthday – on Thanksgiving this year!

20 years today I gave birth to twin nuggets who’s combined weight was a little over 5 lbs.  After 5 weeks of bed rest in the hospital they arrived 9 weeks early and spent the next two and a half months in the NICU under the care of the most wonderful nurses and doctors on the planet.  It was an incredibly stressful time where everyday brought new challenges and fears.  At at the end of their extended stay they came home where they grew, thrived, and secured a forever place in my heart.   I won’t kid you, having twin premature babies was a huge challenge but once they were home I never looked back (who had time?).   I can’t imagine life without these two.    They have been the greatest joy of my life and when they arrived I admit my world shifted and was never be the same.  My needs didn’t come first and I was happy to sacrifice everything for them.   Someone once told me that being a parent meant that you will experience the highest of the highs but you will also experience the lowest of the lows.  I hate to brag but I’ve experienced a lot more highs with these two boys than lows and for that I’m very thankful.

My husband and I have been blessed with two of the most loving and sweet boys any parent could hope for.  They are smart, fun, and hysterically funny.  Jack and Jared are fraternal twins and are different in almost every way.  It was like we got two for one – just brothers born at the same time really.  Different looks (a redhead and a brunette, green eyes vs blue,  and major personality differences and interests).  They have brought joy and laughter and amazement.  They overcame every fear the doctors had for them for being so premature.  God has been so good to us.  These two are our miracle babies for sure and I seriously can’t wrap my head around the fact that they aren’t teenagers anymore – they are 20 YEARS OLD!!  I’m not even sure what that will look like and if it changes anything.  I guess they’re like baby adults now – not 21 and not quite legal.

I am so proud of these two and that they are being pursuing their dreams in college.  They still come home for the holidays and they still call occasionally and ask me questions so I think they’re not quite grown (but I seriously think that goes on long after their adults – I still call my mother and ask questions!).  So Happy 20th Birthday Jack and Jared!   I love you both to the moon and back!

 

What are you thankful for the most this year?