American Girl Fashion Show

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The Junior League of Huntsville (JLH) and American Girl want to celebrate what it means to be a girl! JLH is proud to bring the American Girl Fashion show to Huntsville for the very first time, March 14 – 15, 2014 at Burritt on the Mountain. All About the Fashion Girls from all over the Southeast […]

Dragon of Nitt

dragon of nitt

Will the villagers of Nitt ever be happy again? You can find out by joining Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater for their production of The Dragon of Nitt. The show opens on Friday, February 15th and runs for two weekends at the Von Braun Center Playhouse! The Plot Can happiness be stolen or is it something […]

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Fantasy Playhouse

My family loves a good tradition (and some that maybe aren’t so good!) We ALWAYS put our tree up the day after Thanksgiving while listening to Christmas music. The elf comes the night the tree goes up. We play a huge game of Dirty Santa where I remind everyone of the rules (as I interpret them for the year.) But one of my favorite Christmas traditions is an evening at The VBC Playhouse to see Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater put on the annual production of A Christmas Carol.

Blind Boys of Alabama Are Coming Home!

blind boys of alabama play Merrimack hall

In 1939 at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, Alabama, history was made.  The Blind Boys of Alabama sang together for the first time. The Blind Boys of Alabama is a five-time Grammy Award winning gospel group.  After seven decades of touring, countless prestigious appearances, and a successful discography, the Blind Boys of […]

Dancing Under the Moon

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One of my favorite September events is the Land Trusts’ Annual Moon Over Three Caves Dance! I love the atmosphere and scenery and the food and the music and silent auction!!! My sweet husband loves that he gets to go to a fundraiser outside with gorgeous caves and he can wear shorts! Setting the Scene […]

Be a part of the Magic!

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Is it your dream to be on stage?  To feel the lights on your face?  To hear the sound of millions of people applauding you?  Then we have the answer!  Well…the answer if you happen to be between the ages of 10 and 18. Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy has been bringing the magic […]

Oliver! Consider Yourself Invited!

Enjoy Oliver! as a family

Oliver! is a British musical, with script, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, a successful Broadway production in 1963 and further tours and revivals. It was made into a musical film […]

Breakfast with the Butterflies

butterfly breakfast

I have two daughters.  They are 4 and 6 and they LOVE butterflies!  One of our favorite outings is a trip to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens.  They love the children’s garden, the water gardens, and of course the butterfly house!  They are always a bit disappointed in the winter when the butterflies are a bit hard to […]

Rapunzel Is Letting Her Hair Down!


A witch who loves children?  Dancing vegetables? Fairies? AND a dragon? Those are a few of the wonderful surprises that are in store for for the audiences flooding the VBC Playhouse this weekend to see Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theatre presents Rapunzel. Fairy Tale Story In this dramatization by Sidney Berger a couple must surrender their […]

The Fresh Beat Band Is Coming to Town


Hey, Hey.  It’s gonna be cool day!  Those words are magical at my house and if your children have ever seen The Fresh Beat Band on Nick Jr then they are probably instant smile makers at yours too. If you haven’t had the pleasure of sitting down and enjoying an episode of The Fresh Beat Band […]