Disney Live! is coming to town!
Where else can you encounter 25 of the best known Disney characters all together without leaving the tri-state area? If there’s another place, I haven’t encountered it yet (but please don’t tell my kids, or they might not let me leave!)
In this show the audience is invited to join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they embark on an unexpected quest to find a magical storybook hidden in Mickey’s attic. As the four pals curiously turn the pages, they magically bring to life the timeless fairy tale adventures of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. Featuring time-honored songs, such as Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, Heigh Ho and Be Our Guest, as well as the stunning costumes and glittering special effects that we come to expect from Disney on stage, audiences will be captivated by these spellbinding stories performed live on stage.
To learn more about this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, check out my video interview with John Piper, the Vice President and Creative Director of the Macy’s Parade Studio.
As a lifelong New Yorker, I’ve been to my share of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades–I can’t say that I ever spent too much time contemplating how the spectacular balloons get from the drawing board to the actual parade.
As the niece of a former theater set designer and the wife of a graphic designer, I probably should have given it a little bit more thought.
It was incredibly exciting to have the chance to chat for a bit with John Piper, Vice President and Creative Director of the Macy’s Parade Studio. John comes from a theater background, with a BFA in Theater Design and Technology from the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign and as the former Direction of Technical Services at the George Potter Center for the Performing Arts in Michigan, and approaches the Macy’s parade extravaganza like he would a large-scale theatrical production.
Remember how much fun it was to take kids into the voting booth even just a couple of years ago? In a attempt to make the system simpler and more foolproof (no hanging chads!) last Election Day, New York switched over from the lever machines that I remember from my youth to paper and pencil ballots. I know it’s supposed to be simpler, but frankly I find it more confusing (and not just because I’m adverse to change.)
Here is a cheat sheet of what tomorrow’s ballot will look like:
You’ll notice the Woman’s Equality PartyWoman’s Equality Party (WEP) is on the ballot for the first time.
What is the Women’s Equality Party and what is it doing there?