Saturday, June 15, 2024

Wendy and Peter Pan has its North American Premiere at the Stratford Festival

 


I attended the Opening of Wendy and Peter Pan at the Stratford Festival and have since come to know that it was also the North American Premiere of this production.  To celebrate we were welcomed to the red carpet and received a chocolate star as well.  The audience was filled with both families and theatre-goers for this special performance.

Most versions of the story of a boy that never grows up gives Peter Pan top billing, but in more recent years films have been based around Hook & Tinkerbell.  This performance puts Wendy at the forefront where she struggles to keep her family intact after a great loss. You see how she shifts between childhood, adolescence and sometimes adulthood with responsibilities that have been thrust upon her. In fact, many of the characters struggle with the idea of getting older and what that means.



Below is some Behind the Scenes Rehearsal Footage



Wendy and Peter Pan gives Wendy pride of place in a reimagined journey to Neverland, home of Hook and the Lost Boys. Join Wendy Darling, Peter Pan and all your favourite characters in this thoroughly modern adventure that delivers all the unforgettable thrills, spills and fairy dust of the beloved children’s classic.



Get Your Tickets for Wendy and Peter Pan
Wendy and Peter Pan is now playing at the Avon Theatre in Stratford Ontario until October 27th.  Tickets are available at 


or by calling Toll-free: 1 800 567 1600

For more information, visit these links

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Kitchener Fun Fair at the Sunrise Shopping Centre Starts June 13th at 4pm - Discount Ride Tickets and Enter to Win Info

I'll start with the Disclaimer - Yes, I did receive a passes to attend, but this just means I'm able to give away ride tickets as a prize too! Enter the contest at the end of this post



It's Kitchener Fun Fair Time!
We are happy to say after the success of last year's collab with Albion Amusements and FrontDoor+ for the Kitchener Fun Fair, we are thrilled to partner with them once again. 
You can see some highlights from last year in the reel below


This year's Kitchener Fun Fair at the Sunrise Shopping Centre will run from June 13-23 2024, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MONDAY JUNE 17TH (they will be closed on June 17).

Midway Hours: Weekdays 4PM-10PM
                         Weekend  12PM-10PM
                         Closed Monday, June 17, 2024

Always keep in mind that this is weather permitting, so keep watch of the weather forecast.



Front Door+ Midway Tickets
6-RIDE PACK | Online Exclusive (excludes June 17/24)
$25.00
1 x redemption of a 6 -Ride Pack to be used for any 6 rides 

Please redeem your ticket at the Albion Office (blue trailer) during midway hours

*** MIDWAY CLOSED MONDAY JUNE 17, 2024 ***

For more info about The Kitchener Fun Fair at Sunrise Shopping Centre, visit

or visit these links


Enter to Win
 am giving away a family 4 pack of ride tickets to The Kitchener Fun Fair at the Sunrise Shopping Centre. This giveaway is only running until 11:59pm on June 16 so it gives the winner time to use their prize.

Enter the rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win (it works best if you are already logged into your google account). If you have trouble leaving a comment below, then DM me @Those2Girls on instagram to let me know.


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Monday, June 10, 2024

Something Rotten This Way Comes .... to Stratford's Festival Theatre

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT

Upon arriving at Stratford's Festival Theatre I knew right away there was something special about Something Rotten!  The entrance screens had images from the show and I was excited to enter the theatre.






Unlike La Cage aux Folles and the upcoming Wendy and Peter Pan, I knew very little about Something Rotten! other than that two brothers attempt to write a play that will rival the Renaissance Rockstar Himself, William Shakespeare.


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Truth be told, that is the best way to approach this show.  The less you know, the more surprised you will be. Your eyes will be glued to the stage to see if these woe-full brothers are able to pull off their big production and tarnish the shine of Shakespeare. Your ears will be listing for double entendres, sarcastic comments and snappy songs, and your nose will be ready to sniff out Something Rotten!

The Bottom brothers, two struggling playwrights in Renaissance London, need a hit. That’s easier said than done when your chief competition is local rockstar William Shakespeare.



Get Your Tickets for Something Rotten!
Something Rotten! is now playing at the Stratford Festival Theatre until October 27th.  Tickets are available at 

or by calling Toll-free: 1 800 567 1600

For more information, visit these links


Sunday, June 9, 2024

Stratford Festival's La Cage aux Folles Chooses Pride while Thwarting Prejudice


Downtown Stratford Ontario has come alive with the arrival of La Cage aux Folles at the Avon Theatre. The Stratford Festival has included all the glitz and glam you would expect from the production, but also brings a lot of emotion to the stage. This musical set in the 1970's still challenges the idea of love and acceptance in today's society. Within the building walls on stage of this show there is a nightclub with an adjoining apartment chocked full of comedic hijinks, choregraphed cabaret numbers and songs that range from delightful to devasting.




It tackles the themes of prejudice, mental health and self-worth. With the happiness of a young couple's life in the balance, you see how much the parents will endure to see it through. The range of emotions brought by Stratford Festival's La Cage aux Folles makes it a "must-see" musical.

Georges, the manager of a drag club in St. Tropez, decides to “play it straight” when his son arrives with his fiancĂ© and her ultra-conservative parents. Albin, the club’s star performer and romantic partner to Georges, is dubious about the plan. The ensuing clash unravels truth and consequences with heartwarming grace.



Stratford Festival Celebrates Pride



From June 10 to 16 the Stratford Festival is celebrating Pride Week at The Meighen Forum. All Pride Week Events can be found on the The Meighen Forum calendar, but the week would not be complete with out a trip to see La Cage Aux Folles!

Get Your Tickets for La Cage aux Folles

La Cage aux Folles is now playing at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre until October 26th.  Tickets are available at 
or by calling Toll-free: 1 800 567 1600

For more information, visit these links




Friday, June 7, 2024

Here's the Buzz on BEEHIVE - The 60s Musical Now Playing at the Drayton Festival Theatre


PARENTS' NIGHT OUT
The Drayton Festival Theatre was all a buzz last night as the 2024 season opened with the Queen Bees of BEEHIVE - The 60s Musical. The night began with an intro by the director David Connolly who made sure everyone knew we would be in for a night of musical theatre with a group that was beyond compare.  His description did not disappoint.  This nostalgic show filled with song and dance had everyone involved including the audience! The memorable songs of the 1960s musical mavens were center-stage, and sometimes off stage during the performance. The spectators were able to travel back in time to hear the girl group hits and solo songstresses sing their hearts out. BEEHIVE - The 60s Musical was flirty and fun for everyone!


Flower power meets girl power in BEEHIVE, a musical celebration of the most powerful and iconic female voices of the 1960s. 
Told from the perspective of six women who come of age in this enigmatic decade, BEEHIVE takes audiences on a nostalgic journey through timeless hits of the era such as “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Natural Woman,” “It’s My Party,” “Where the Boys Are,” and “You Don’t Own Me.” From Leslie Gore to Janis Joplin, the Shirelles to the Supremes, and Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, this toe-tapping production features 40 classic chart-toppers that will put a song in your heart and leave you dancing in the aisles.
Join us for this uplifting and upbeat salute to female empowerment.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.
Running Time: 1 hr and 50 minutes, including 15 min intermission



Grab Your Go-Go Boots and Get Tickets Now!
BEEHIVE - The 60s Musical is playing at the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton Ontario until June 23, 2024 with limited tickets available. We suggest getting your tickets before they are gone! 
Tickets are available at 
or by calling the box office 
1-855-DRAYTON
(1-855-372-9866)





Sunday, June 2, 2024

Car Shows, Pride Month, National Indigenous History Month, Father's Day, Swimming, Splash Pads and more Stuff to do in June 2024



Please check all the links listed as info tends to change without our knowledge.  We also suggest you go through the full list as some activities require you to pre-register and many have limited spaces. Dates/Times and Prices Vary.

The top part of our list is for ONGOING EVENTS (daily/weekly events) and further down you can see the MONTH SPECIFIC EVENTS

ONGOING Events

Attractions ONTARIO coupons for https://attractionsontario.ca/coupons


Playgrounds Movement and Training Centre https://kwplaygrounds.ca/

Play a Latte Cafe https://playalattecafe.com/









Cambridge Libraries Calendar https://ideaexchange.org/programs-events


Region of Waterloo Museum (DOON) events https://www.waterlooregionmuseum.ca/en/index.aspx#

Joseph Schneider Haus events https://www.schneiderhaus.ca/en/index.aspx

Woodside National Historic Site Self Guided Tours Thursday and Fridays https://www.facebook.com/WoodsideNHS/photos/a.797717783604573/4705277552848557




Kitchener Market Events Calendar https://calendar.kitchenermarket.ca/default/Month



Infant and Child Studies group is a group of researchers interested in better understanding child cognition: so how kids learn! All our studies are designed as games for children to play while we observe how they respond to various toys, videos or sounds. The activities are fun for the kids, and help us to understand concepts like how children learn new words, when children can begin to understand math, or what learning strategies kids use to understand new concepts. We deliver studies in person, as well as online and in take home formats.

Lab Website: http://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/ 

Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/infantstudiesgroup/

Follow us on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/infantstudiesgroup/ 

Have a new child? Sign them up too: https://uwaterloo.ca/infant-and-child-studies-group/sign


Parent and Tot Drop in on Fridays at Bridgeport Community Centre 10am-11am https://www.facebook.com/groups/2369595749/posts/10161329086425750


University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum info https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/ 

University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Walking Tours - Various locations https://uwaterloo.ca/earth-sciences-museum/walking-tours

FREE COMMUNITY SKATING AT VARIOUS ARENAS IN KITCHENER https://www.theaud.ca/en/events-tickets/public-skating.aspx then select Free Community Skating for schedule
or


Retro Rollers @ The Boardwalk - various days/times/prices https://retrorollers.ca/retro-rollers-inc-at-the-boardwalk/

Drop-in roller skating program Thursdays at the Optimist Recreation Centre Rink in Puslinch. Helmets required for 15 and under 3-4:30pm https://calendar.wellington.ca/default/Detail/2024-05-09-1500-Drop-In-Roller-Skating-at-Puslinch-Optimist-Recrea


Guided Nature Walks in Kitchener - scroll down at link for various days/locations https://www.kitchener.ca/en/parks-and-trails/kitchener-natural-areas-program.aspx


Kitchener Panthers Home Games https://www.kitchenerpanthers.com/stats#/team-schedule?team_id=337802&side=home


Swimming and Splashpads - Prices vary
KITCHENER SPLASH PADS ARE OPEN – info at https://www.kitchener.ca/en/pools-and-swimming/splashpads.aspx



Ira Needles Splashpad at The Boardwalk https://www.the-boardwalk.ca/play-learn/



Town of St. Marys SuperSplash https://supersplashstmarys.ca/

Classic Car Mondays @ Highland and Westmount Centre near Partsource https://www.facebook.com/ClassicCarMondays/


Yoga in the Park @ Civic Centre Park (Between KPL & Centre in the Square)  Wednesdays at Lunch and Thursdays after work

Thursday Cruise Nights @ Grand River Raceway https://calendar.wellington.ca/default/Detail/2024-06-06-1700-Thursday-Cruise-Nights-at-Grand-River-Raceway

JUNE 2024


Pride Month 

On until Oct 26
La Cage aux Folles 

On until Oct 27
Something Rotten!  (Parents' Night Out)

On until June 23rd BEEHIVE - The 60s Musical 

June 3

June 5

June 6-8

June 7

June 8




June 8-9

June 9



June 11
Outdoor Movie @ Gaslight District Cambridge https://www.gaslightdistrict.ca/

June 13

June 13-17
KItchener Fun Fair @ Sunrise Shopping Centre

June 14

June 14-16
Grand River Black Music Festival and Conference https://www.grandriverblackmusic.com/

June 15


Outdoor Movie @ Max Becker Park in Williamsburg https://williamsburgcommunity.ca/events-2/

June 16
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 


June 19
June 29