How to Make a DIY Mask with a Pocket for Filters

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Since resources are running low, it has become popular to make home made masks out of fabric.  The CDC recommends the use of at home face masks (like bandanas or scarves) used in combination with a face shield as a very last resort.  While these are in no way the same as N95 or PPD masks to protect against coronavirus, some health care workers have been requesting them to be used as a last resort.  Here are some links that have been shared with me about the effectiveness of home made masks:

  • This was one of the first articles to go viral asking at home sewers to make the Deaconess Mask.
  • My sister (a doctor) sent me this article that has a disclaimer that fabric face could actually be more harmful, but could also be a visual sign of our sacrifice during this time.
  • My best friend Jo sent me this article which is a study that was done to show what home made items are the best for filtering (spoiler alert, 2 layers of 100% cotton was the winner).
  • A Taiwanese doctor recommended a pocket version of a mask that can accommodate a non-woven filter like a vaccuum bag.  This is how I’m modeling these DIY masks.

As always, please educate yourselves and make your own informed decisions about masks.  I tried a few different mask designs before settling on this version that is the easiest to make with the least amount of materials.  This style features:

  • Easy, straight stitches for beginners
  • Straps that tie around the head for a custom fit
  • Pocket to fit a filter
  • Wire insertion for comfort over the nose

Materials Needed

Pocket Mask Materials

  • 10″ of fabric cut by the bolt (14″ to make 2 masks)
  • wire (twist ties or pipe cleaners work well)
  • Sewing machine and scissors

1)  Cut your fabric

1 cut fabric pieces

  • To make the mask, you will need 2 rectangles, 9″ wide and 6″ tall.
  • Cut two 2″ straps the full length of the bolt, so 44″ all spread out, or 22″ folded in half.  You can also use ribbon for this.

2)  Finish the ends of the bottom of both rectangles by folding under twice and sewing

3)  Put right sides together and sew the top of the mask.

4 sew top seam

 

4)  (optional) Add a wire by placing it in the middle of the top seam in between the layers.

5 insert wire

5)  Close up the mask and top stitch the top seam.  Top stitch means to sew a line right on top.

6 top stitch seam

6)  Pleat the right side of the mask by folding and sewing right on top.  You should have about 3 pleats per mask and the side should end up to be about 3″.  It doesn’t have to be precise.

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7)  Pleat the other side of the mask by starting at the bottom, matching the folds of the mask on the opposite side, folding upwards, and sewing over.

8)  Now we’re going to create the strap, also called bias tape!  Taking one of your 2″ strips, fold under the very end of the strap (red line).  Fold the strap lengthwise to find the midline (blue line), and fold both edges inward to meet the middle (green line).

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Then fold the entire strap in half again so you essentially have the 2″ strap folded in fourths.  Top stitch the strap along the edge so it stays together.

9)  Once you get near the middle, sandwich the side of the mask in between the bias tape and sew in place.

10)  Continue on to finish sewing the edge of the strap.  When you get to the end, fold under the edge, and sew the edges together.

11)  Repeat the process for the opposite side with the second strap.

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That’s it!  You’ve made a mask in just 11 easy steps using only straight lines.  Told you it was easy!  If you have headband elastic, you can also use that in place of the bias straps with about 30″ lengths.  Here’s also a photo of the pocket where you can insert your filter.

If you have any questions, you can find me on instagram @littlegraythread where I have a step-by-step tutorial saved in my highlights.

Star Wars Mask on a Loth Cat

Loth Cats (or aniamls) don’t need masks, but they sure make cute models!

Disneyland is Closing because of Coronavirus and This is Why I’m Happy About It

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Disneyland has announced that they will be temporarily closed from Saturday March 14 through the end of the month.  I applaud Disney for taking recommended precautions about the spreading of COVID-19 and here is why:

Global Safety Comes First

 

Even though I am not in the “at-risk” demographic for coronavirus, my kids and I can still act as carriers to those who are at risk.  The Govenor of Anaheim, Gavin Newsom, stated that he is supporting the State of California’s guidelines to modify or postpone non-essential gatherings of 250 or more people through March 31.  I am glad that these precautions are taken seriously to ensure our continued safety.

We Can’t Trust Sick People to “Just Stay at Home”

I get it.  You’ve planned for this vacation for months.  It’s the day before and your kid is running a slight temp that “might be from teething” or you start to have a scratchy throat.  I 100% understand the temptation to pop some ibuprofen and “suck it up”.  By closing Disneyland, this makes the decision easy for people who are sick who might be on the fence about cancelling their trip.  And this way you’ll get your trip refunded, too.

Cast Members Don’t Have to Make the Decision to Risk Exposure or Risk Not Paying Rent

My first thoughts were with the Cast Members who put themselves at risk for being around a mass number of people.  If Disneyland remained open, they would have to make the decision to take the risk be being exposed to mass crowds of people, or give away their shifts which would ultimately mean a smaller paycheck.  From what I read on the Disneyland press release, cast members are to be paid during this time.  With that being said, if you are Cast Member, please let us know how we can support you.  Since this is a developing matter, things can change rapidly and if you are in a position where you need extra assistance, I want to be able to help you.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Coronavirus

Kids are very perceptive.  They can pick up on the heightened energy that is surrounding this virus and it can be very scary.  For my kids, we are ensuring proper handwashing  techniques by teaching them songs that are 20 seconds and it’s a rule to wash hands first thing when coming home.  They also have hand sanitizers they use every time they come into the car.  We have been extra mindful about touching things (having them keep their hands in their pockets is a great way to avoid this!) and I’ve been trying to retrain us all to keep our hands away from our face.  Since their minds can’t comprehend the severity of Coronavirus (I don’t think most of us can, to be honest), I’ve been telling them that a lot of people are getting really sick more so than usual, so this is why we have to do all these extra things.

The World Health Organization has these suggestions for helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak (taken from www.who.int):

  • Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry, or agitated, bedwedding, etc.  Respond to your child’s reactions in a supportive way, listen to their concerns and give them extra love and attention.
  • Children need adults’ love and attention during difficult times.  Give them extra time and attention.  Remember to listen to your children, speak kindly and reassure them.  If possible, make opportunities for the child to play and relax.
  • Try and keep children close to their parents and family and avoid separating children and their caregivers to the extent possible.  If separation occurs (e.g. hospitalization) ensure regular contact (e.g. via phone) and reassurance.
  • Keep to regular routines and schedules as much as possible, or help create new ones in a new environment, including school/learning as well as time for safely playing and relaxing.
  • Provide facts about what has happened, explain what is going on now and give them clear information about how to reduce their risk of being infected by the disease in words they can understand depending on their age.  This also includes providing information about what could happen in a reassuring way (e.g. a family member and/or the child may start not feeling well and may have to go to the hospital for some time so doctors can help them feel better)

WHO tips on how to talk to children

What to Do If You’re Feeling Anxious

First and foremost, it is OKAY and NORMAL to feel anxious.  Your feelings are 100% valid.  You are not alone in these feelings.

If your kids (or you!) are feeling anxious, stick to the facts from reputable sources.  I’ve been waiting for official press releases (like from Disneyland, Broadway in Hollywood, Segerstrom, etc) before allowing myself to jump to conclusions.  I don’t spread news unless it comes from the CDC or the WHO.  Take comfort in knowing that these closures are meant to be preventative and are for our safety.

The World Health Organization has these suggestions for Coping with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak (taken from www.who.int):

  • It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.  Talking to people you trust can help.  Contact your friends and family.
  • If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and be email and phone with other family and friends.
  • Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions.  If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counselor.  Have a plan, where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.
  • Get the facts.  Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions.  Find a credible source you can trust such as WHO website or a local or state public health agency.
  • Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend watching or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.
  • Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you to manage previous life’s adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak.

WHO tips on how to control stress

Disneyland is Not Going Anywhere

While it may feel sad or frustrating that Disneyland is closing, the fact of the matter is that Disneyland is not going anywhere.  If you had a vacation planned during this closure time, I would recommend rescheduling for later in the year.  Avenger’s Campus is planned to open on July 18 so that might be a great time to come back!  Bottom line, health and safety comes first, and magic will continue to live on!

Everything You Need to Know About Boysenberry Festival FOOD at Knott’s Berry Farm

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Boysenberry Snoopy looks over some of the Boysenberry Festival Food Offerings!  I am an official Knotts Berry Farm #KnottsAmbassador and I was invited to a media tasting preview.

Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival is the annual food-inspired event that celebrates the very foundation of California’s first theme park:  the boysenberry!  Boysenberry Festival runs daily from March 20 through April 21 and is included with theme park admission.  At the Boysenberry Festival, you will find various Boysenberry themed food and drink offerings, special entertainment, and limited time character opportunities (I heard the Easter Beagle hops on by!).

Snoopy Boysenberry Festival

Knott’s Berry Farm offers a variety of food packages that include different menu items from the Boysenberry Festival.

  • Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card:  $40 ($38 for Season Passholders) includes 8 tasting tabs that is good for 26 select food and drink items at designated stations

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  • All Day Dining Plan:  $31.99.  Includes an entree and a side every 90 minutes from a select menu at select locations.  You will hear me refer to these as “Meal Plan Eligible” items

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  • All Day Dining Premium:  $42.99 (only available online at knotts.com).   Includes a “meal plan” entree and a side OR a select snack (like pickle, cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream) every 90 minutes.  Also includes a refillable souvenir bottle that entitles you to free soft drink refills every 15 minutes for the day.  You can also bring the souvenir bottle back for $1 refills through 2020 ($15.99 value)

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  • All Season Dining:  $135 (for Season Passholders only).  Includes a “meal plan” entree and side 2 times per visit, 4 hours apart.  If you are a Season Passholder who visits Knott’s Berry Farm frequently, I highly recommend adding on all season dining.  This does not include the All Season Souvenir drink bottle which can be purchased separately for $31.99

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Boysenberry Festival Tasting Card

Tasting Cards can be purchased in person or online at Knotts.com.  You will still have to redeem them at the park, so I recommend purchasing when you are there.  You can also purchase any of these items a la carte, but you MUST purchase a ticket before redeeming it for the food or drink at the food kiosks.  Individual tickets can be purchased at most quick service restaurant locations.

Tasting Card Savory Food Offerings

  • Pork Bao bun dumpling with a boysenberry kimchi and Nam pla Spurs Chophouse

Boysenberry Pork Bao

  • Boysenberry Cajun shrimp served over a bed of buttery grits (Gluten Free) Spurs Chophouse

Boysenberry Cajun Shrimp and Grits

  • Two chicken drumsticks bathed in boysenberry BBQ sauce (Gluten Free) Spurs Booth

Boysenberry Chicken Wings

Boysenberry Beer cheese soup with a boysenberry drizzle topped with brown butter croutons (vegetarian) Wilderness Dance Hall

Boysenberry Beer Cheese Soup

  • Grilled boysenberry sausage in a bun with boysenberry ketchup (Gluten Free bun available) Wilderness Dance Hall Booth

Boysenberry Sausage

  • Citrusy boysenberry ceviche with crispy tortilla chips (Gluten Free) Wilderness Broiler

Boysenberry Shrimp Ceviche

  • Homemade crunchy chips paired with a zesty boysenberry onion dip (vegetarian Gluten Free) Wilderness Broiler

Boysenberry Onion Dip and Chips

  • Hot pastrami sandwich on a pretzel bun with boysenberry mustard Wilderness Broiler

Boysenberry Pretzel Bun Pastrami

  • Sautéed brussel sprouts topped with boysenberry balsamic and bacon (vegan if ordered without bacon, Gluten Free)  Pemmican Pickle Booth

Boysenberry Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

  • Hearty boysenberry steak chili with an oven fresh boysenberry corn bread muffin (gluten free muffin available) Pemmican Pickle Booth

Boysenberry Steak Chili with Boysenberry Muffin

  • Samosa’s with boysenberry chutney (vegan) Wagon Wheel Pizza

Boysenberry Vegan Samosas

  • Rich chocolaty boysenberry chicken mole on cilantro rice (Gluten Free) Wagon Wheel Pizza

Boysenberry Chicken Mole on Cilantro Rice

  • Elote rolled in boysenberry mayo  topped with a boysenberry tortilla crumble and cotija cheese (vegetarian, vegan without the cheese) Chow House Booth

Boysenberry Elote

  • Creamy mac and cheese bites with a tangy boysenberry ketchup (vegetarian) Calico Fry Co.

Boysenberry Mac N Cheese Bites

 

Tasting Card Dessert Food Offerings

  • Glazed donut holes served with rich boysenberry ice cream and topped with boysenberry coulis (vegetarian) Ghost Town Bakery

Boysenberry Donut Bites

  • Boysenberry macaron, a sensational French dessert (vegan, Gluten Free) Ghost Town Bakery

Boysenberry Macaron

  • Boysenberry bread pudding topped with boysenberry coulis and anglaise sauce (vegetarian) Wagon Wheel Pizza

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  • A sweet boysenberry smoothie packed with fruity flavors (vegan, Gluten Free) Silver Bullet Booth

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  • Churros powdered with boysenberry sugar (vegetarian) Silver Bullet Booth

Boysenberry Churros

  • Boysenberry Cookiewich (vegetarian) Silver Bullet in Dip N’ Dots Booth

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Tasting Card Drink Offerings (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)

  • Refreshing lemonade with basil and boysenberry
  • Boysenberry Beer
  • Boysenberry Sangria
  • Boysenberry Wine
  • Boysenberry Mimosa

Craft Beer and Wine Tasting Card

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If you only want to try the boysenberry themed alcoholic beverages, you can opt to purchase a separate Craft Beer ad Wine Tasting Card.  This card is $35 and includes eight 7oz tastings of beer or wine, souvenir Knott’s cup, and cheese and nut plate.  You can choose from 10 breweries and 10 wineries.  The Craft Beer and Wine Tasting area is located in the Wilderness Dance Hall behind Town Hall in Ghost Town.  You can purchase the Craft Beer and Wine Tasting card at the Wilderness Dance Hall.

Meal Plan Eligible Food Offerings

You can get “Meal Plan Eligible” foods through the All Season Dining, All Day Dining Plan, or All Day Dining Premium.

  • Boysenberry BBQ Pulled Pork French Fries–La Papa Loca in Fiesta Village

Meal Plan pulled pork mac n cheese

  • Plain Tamales with Boysenberry Sweet Sauce–Cantina in Fiesta Village

Meal Plan Boysenberry Tamales

  • Boysenberry Butter Grilled Cheese Sandwich, plain or with Pork Belly–Grizzly Creek Lodge in Camp Snoopy

Meal Plan Boysenberry Grilled Cheese Grizzly

  • Boysenberry Sausage and Meatball Pizza–Beachy Keen’s

Meal Plan Boysenberry Pizza

  • Riblets in Boysenberry BBQ Sauce–Boardwalk BBQ

Meal Plan Boysenberry Riblets Boardwalk BBQ

  • Turkey Sandwich Burger with Boysenberry Aioli–Coaster’s

Meal Plan Turkey Sandwhich Coasters

Other Noteable Boysenberry Festival Foods

These food items are not included on the Tasting Card or the Dining Plan, but can be purchased separately.

  • Boysenberry Pork Shawarma Tacos with Mango Salsa–Spurs

Boysenberry Tacos

  • Two foot long Hot Dog on a Boysenberry Bun–$20, Fiesta Dogs

Two foot long hot dog on boysenberry bun Fiesta Dogs

  • Funnel Cake topped with a Stuffed Donut, boysenberry Ice Cream, and Boysenberry Whipped Cream–Sutter’s Funnel Cake and Cable Car Kitchen (outside the park)

Boysenberry Sutters Funnel Cake

  • Boysenberry Funnel Cake topped with a Boysenberry Cookie and Ice Cream–Log Ride Funnel Cake and Cable Car Kitchen

Boysenberry Log Ride Funnel cake

  • Boysenberry Shake topped with a Boysenberry Cake–Coasters and Cable Car Kitchen

Boysenberry Milkshake

  • Fun Bun Cinnamon Roll with a Boysenberry Glaze–Ghost Town Grub

Boysenberry Fun Bun

  • Boysenberry Crepe with Bananas and Chocolate–Ghost Town Grub

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  • Boysenberry Churro Toffee–Berry Market located outside the park in the California Marketplace

Boysenberry Churro Toffee

  • Boysenberry and Strawberry Boba–Gourmet Coffee Hut near Charles M Schulz Theater.  I know everyone is excited about Boysenberry Boba, but I’ve never been able to get behind it.  The Strawberry flavor is new this year, so I will try to keep an open mind.  I’m putting it on this list because I know people are going to want to try it, but I can’t say I have been a fan in the past.  Just my preference!

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  • Boysenberry Dole Whip (vegetarian, Gluten Free) Beachy Keen’s Pizza near Charles M Schultz Theater

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What Food Plan Should I Get?

If you are only visiting for one day with your family or a group of friends, I would get a Tasting Card and an All Day Dining Premium.  With this option, you will be able to try a variety of Boysenberry Festival foods in addition to the larger Meal Plan Eligible options, AND get the all day refillable souvenir drink bottle.

If you are a Season Passholder and visit often, I would add on the All Season Dining and buy a Tasting Card.  I will always recommend adding on the All Season Dining if you are frequent visitors because the Dining Plan really does pay for itself.  Read here how many plans I think you need within your family.  I definitely recommend also buying the Tasting Card so you can try the limited time offerings as well.

If you are a vegetarian, I recommend buying the Tasting Card.  I was impressed with how many vegetarian options that have been added this year.  If you are splitting the card with a group of friends, I also recommend buying the Boysenberry Grilled Cheese (without pork belly) as a meal.

If you are vegan, I recommend buying the Samosas and Brussel Sprouts (without the bacon) a la carte.  Unless you are splitting the Tasting Card with non-vegan friends, it just wouldn’t be worth it.

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Whew that was a lot of information!  I am happy to answer any questions you might have along the way.  I also have a full video review of some of the foods we tried at the media preview on IGTV.  You can contact me directly through dm on instagram @littlegraythread.  I will be updating this article once Boysenberry Festival officially starts with more specific locations to find these delicious foods!

 

Family Theater Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) ​- Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey and Erika Rose – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Family Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is one of my favorite hidden gems in Orange County.  Tickets are only $20 and every show has free coordinating activities in the lobby an hour before curtain.  This is a great, low-stress way to introduce your children to theater and live entertainment.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

These shows are in the smaller Samueli Theater (not the main big theater where the Broadway tours play).  This smaller theater setting offers parents a more casual atmosphere where kids are allowed to be kids.  The lighting is turned up and it is normal for kids to move around if necessary.  Most of the time, the actors will meet in the lobby after the show allowing kids a personal experience with the people on the stage.

 

BEEP (March 14 and 15)

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

From Australia’s renowned Windmill Theatre Company comes a slightly sideways tale about unexpected friendship, finding where you fit and learning to mix it up a little featuring Beep: “the most endearing robot of them all” (The Adelaide Review). With Windmill’s trademark design, gentle storytelling, music and puppetry, Beep tells the story of what happens when someone new comes to town.

Friendship is a breeze with our Beep pre-show activities! Create your own puppet robot friend and test out your building skills with our Rigamajig playground. Learn all about wind power and take home your very own pinwheel to share with a friend! Make sure to charge up and join us an hour before showtime to join in on all the fun!

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Beep – Photo by Luke Cardew

WHEN: 

  • Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. (sensory friendly/relaxed) and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 15 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theater
  • 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS:  $20 (all seats)

  • Online at scfta.org
  • In Person – The Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Phone – (714) 556-2787
  • Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236

 

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

pigeon-musical_TEMP-FINALSegerstrom Center for the Arts and The Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour present Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical March 21 and 22 in Samueli Theater. With a script written by Mo Willems, the creator of the #1 New York Times best-selling, Caldecott Honor award–winning “Pigeon” picture books, along with longtime collaborator and Disney Jr.’s Muppet Babies executive producer Tom Warburton, and music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, the composer behind Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play!, this innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers comes fresh from its world premiere in Washington, DC.

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) – Christopher Michael Richardson and Evan Casey – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

Don’t let the Pigeon miss the pre-show activities! Fly on in to Samueli lobby to create your own Mo Willems style storybook. Be inspired with a pop up library of Mo Willems books provided by our friends at OC Public Libraries and be sure to hop on our bus themed photo op. Arrive an hour before show time to enjoy a busload of fun!

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Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) – Christopher Michael Richardson, Felicia Curry, Hasani Allen, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Evan Casey and Erika Rose – Photo by Jeremy Daniel

 

 

WHEN: 

  • Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. (sensory friendly/relaxed) and 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 and 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 

  • Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Samueli Theater
  • 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS:  $20 (all seats)

  • Online at scfta.org
  • In Person – The Box Office, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Phone – (714) 556-2787
  • Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236

 

3-D Theatrical’s Production of Kinky Boots Coming to Cerritos Center for Performing Arts February 14-March 1

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The Cast of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS performing at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Disclosure:  I received two comped media tickets in exchange for a review.

As 3-D Theatricals always says, Broadway is closer than you think!  3-D Theatricals is an Orange County Theater Non-Profit that is committed to bringing Broadway caliber theater to our own backyard.  What makes 3-D Theatricals so unique is that they use the original Broadway set design by David Rockwell and costume design by Gregg Barnes, with lighting design by Jean Yves Tessier, and sound design by Jack Hayback.

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LUKAS POOST and THE CAST of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS February 14 – March 1, 2020 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

KINKY BOOTS tells the tale of Charlie Price, who is struggling to save his family factory from closure, and Lola the entertainer who tries to help him with wild ideas. The unlikely pair create a snazzy line of stilettos that lights the world on fire, and in the course of it all both learn valuable lessons about compassion and accepting each other’s differences.

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CORNELIUS JONES JR. and THE CAST of 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTS February 14 – March 1, 2020 Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Reasons Why You Need to see KINKY BOOTS with 3-D Theatricals

  • 👢 This cast could EASILY tour as a North American Broadway tour and it would sell out every single show.
  • 👢 Cyndi Lauper wrote the music to KINKY BOOOTS and Emily @emilygoglia (who plays Lauren) will have you CRACKING UP with her song “The History of Wrong Guys”
  • 👢 The Angels are the most amazing group of Drag Queens (one played by the one and only Jake @jakedupree) and if you’ve been to shy to go to a Drag Show, here is your chance.
  • 👢 This cast is part of our Orange County / Los Angeles community so we would be so blessed to support our fellow artists (hey Candice @candibeethatsme and Dayna @thedrpepperprincess you are amazing 🥰)
  • 👢 This show will teach you that the way you can change the world is by changing your mind. What a great way to learn diversity and inclusion 🌈
  • KINKY BOOTS is no longer playing in New York an it does not tour either, so basically THIS IS YOUR CHANCE to see this amazing show.
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LUKAS POOST in 3-D Theatricals’ Production of KINKY BOOTSFebruary 14 – March 1, 2020Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Ticket Information

WHEN:  February 14 – March 1

  • Friday, February 14, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 15, 8:00,
  • Sunday, February 16, 2:00
  • Friday, February 21, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 22, 2:00 and 8:00
  • Sunday, February 23, 2:00
  • Thursday, February 27, 7:30
  • Friday, February 28, 8:00
  • Saturday, February 29, 2:00 and 8:00
  • Sunday, March 1, 2:00

WHERE:  Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts: 18000 Park Plaza Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703

TICKETS:  start at $25 and can be purchased at 3dtheatricals.org

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3-D Theatricals’ 2019-2020 season will also include the two-time Tony Award-winning musical, Disney’s Newsies (May 1-17, 2020), and the West Coast regional debut of the sumptuous and award-winning Lincoln Center Theater physical production for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Tony Award-winning classic, The King and I.

A Bronx Tale coming to Orange County March 10-22

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The Company of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations are pleased to
announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 – 22, 2020.

Reasons Why You Should See A BRONX TALE

  • Alen Menken, the musical genius behind Disney Classics like Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Newsies wrote the music for A BRONX TALE
  • Robert Dinero was personally invested in this show
  • 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will be playing  Lorenzo in the North American Tour.
  • Critics also say this is like “West Side Story” meets “In the Heights”
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Alec Nevin as Calogero and Kayla Jenerson as Jane in A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

A BRONX TALE evolved from the one-man Off-Broadway play, A Bronx Tale, written and performed by Chazz Palminteri in 1989. During the original Off-Broadway and subsequent Los Angeles engagements, Robert De Niro came to see the show, and brought the story and star Palminteri to the screen in 1993, making his film directorial debut in the process. Following the success of the film, Palminteri performed the one-man show A Bronx Tale on Broadway in the 2007–2008 Season.

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The Company of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus a caption

Based on the one-man show that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s—where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. Featuring an original doo-wop score, this is a tale about respect, loyalty, love, and above all else: family.

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Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Trey Murphy as Young C and the Cast of A BRONX TALE – Photo by Joan Marcus

2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani will play Lorenzo, with Jeff Brooks as Sonny, Alec Nevin as  Calogero, Kayla Jenerson as Jane, Stefanie Londino as Rosina and George Vickers V as Tyrone. Anthony Cipolla and Trey Murphy will play Young Calogero.

Ticket Information

 March 10 – 22, 2020 

Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.

Tickets –          Start at $26
In Person –      The Box Office
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Online –            SCFTA.org
Phone –            (714) 556-2787
Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

Group Sales –  (714) 755-0236
Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

For tour dates and more, please visit BronxTaleMusical.com. Follow Bronx Tale on Twitter: @BXTaleMusical, Instagram: @BronxTaleMusical, or on Facebook: BXTMusical. 

Jurassic World Live Tour Coming to Orange County and Los Angeles This Summer

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Brace yourself for a new species of live entertainment 65 million years in the making!

Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live, family entertainment experience that will bring the wonder and thrills of Jurassic World to generations of fans, will be debuting in SoCal this summer playing Honda Center in Anaheim from July 9–12 followed by STAPLES Center in Downtown LA from July 17–19.

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With unrivaled arena production quality, Jurassic World comes to life with dinosaurs from the iconic franchise, including fan-favorite Velociraptor Blue and a Tyrannosaurus Rex more than 40 feet in length, taking center stage off the big screen onto the arena floor.  The production features more than 20 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, each custom built with the latest technology, scientific precision and Hollywood studio quality.  With scale, speed and ferocity, the animatronic and performer-operated dinosaurs deliver colossal, edge-of-your-seat excitement that brings the Jurassic World park right to your hometown.

Jurassic World’s unmistakable musical score combined with projection and practical scenery transforms the arena into the dense jungles of Isla Nublar, where real Gyrospheres roll through the valley…but then your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus Rex escapes and causes chaos in the park!  The adventure continues as you join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save an all-new dinosaur named Jeanie from a terrible fate.

With pulse-pounding stunts and an original, authentic storyline that takes place between the Jurassic World and Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom movies, this all-new live adventure is guaranteed to to take fans on a larger-than-life immersive journey and make family memories that will last another 65 million years.

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A N A H E I M

WHEN:  July 9 – 12, 2020

  • Thursday, July 9, 7:00 PM
  • Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, July 11,11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 12, 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  Honda Center – 2695 E. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

 TICKETS:  Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

  • Tickets available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com or in-person at the venue Box Office
  • *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

 L O S   A N G E L E S

WHEN:  July 17 – 19, 2020

  • Friday, July 17, 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, July 19, 11:00 AM & 3:00 PM

 WHERE:  STAPLES Center – 1111 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

TICKETS:  Ticket affordably priced for the whole family starting at just $20*

  • Tickets available for purchase online at AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or in-person at the venue Box Office
  • *prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

For more show info please visit jurassicworldlivetour.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/JurassicWorldLiveTour/

Twitter: @JWlivetour

Instagram: @jurassicworldlivetour

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