Fathom Events Presents Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical



Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical
Director: Jeff Calhoun
WritersAlan Menken
Starring: Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger
MPAA Rating: PG
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Hashtag: #NewsiesForEver
Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as "Jack Kelly," Kara Lindsay as "Katherine," Ben Fankhauser as "Davey" and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as "Crutchie". They're joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as "Joseph Pulitzer," and Aisha de Haas as "Medda Larkin," and Ethan Steiner as "Les" along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more "newsies" and more dancing than ever before. Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what's right.

I have to admit I'm one of the few that never saw Newsies as a kid. I don't even know why, but I just never did. So, in my ignorance of the movie, I was ignorant of the huge following the original movie has as well. But, I do admit I was very pleased to have been offered to attend this movie event because I now understand the following and the hype.

I've never been able to attend a Broadway play ever (but will soon, hopefully), so going to see the recorded version is literally the next best thing. I loved every minute of the movie. Even though when it first started I didn't understand what the big deal about it was, as the plot developed I fell more and more in love with it.

The acting was awesome, especially Jake Lucas who plays Les, who, at such a young age, demonstrates so much talent and dedication to his work. I absolutely loved Jeremy Jordan as Jack Kelley, The singing was superb and makes me, as per usual when I see something like this, wish I had a singing voice. I also love choreography and think it's beautiful, so I have to say that the choreography in this show was great. These guys can dance their little hearts out, and some of them do some impressive acrobats that made me want to get up and clap till my hands turned red...but they wouldn't have heard me anyway.

The best part about this event was that it inspired me to research the true events that inspired the story (the original 1992 movie with hottie Christian Bale). There was a real newsies strike in 1899 and the name of some of the characters are even the real names of the time. If you're interested in learning more, go here, here and here.

There is still a showing on March 4th, tickets will go on sale February 27th, so mark your calendars and go buy those tickets! It's so worth it!



Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse


Seven Days of You
Author: Cecilia Vinesse
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genres: Contemporary Romance | Cultural
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Review Source: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers



Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven Days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she's harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days....Until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

Seven Days of You is exactly what this story is about. You follow along Sophia's last 7 days in Tokyo before she has to move back to the states. Sophia of course doesn't want to leave her friends and her life in Tokyo, but this time around she doesn't have a choice. 

What I loved the most about this book, was the detailed description of the places they visited in Tokyo. I felt like I was walking right alongside them as the story progressed. The author describes everything with such vivid details. Now what lacked for me, was the story itself. As vivid as the places were, I felt like the characters and the story, lack that same attention to detail. With that being said, it wasn't a game breaker for me. I still wanted to know what would happen when the 7 days were up. 

Then came the ending and I was bummed, I held on to some hope that maybe, just maybe, the author would WOW us with plot twist at the end. But the story held its principal of 7 days. I actually felt sad at the end for Sophia. 

If you want something cute and fast to read, then grab a copy of Seven Days of You when it comes out in March. I would even say it would have been a great beach read, if this was summertime. 


We're Excited To Be Heading To #ECCC Again!




This year there are so many great things to be excited for!

I will finally get to meet some of my favorite people ever. Do not judge me but Freddy Krueger is seriously the best horror movie villain of all time! So to be able to meet Robert Englund has me freaking out!


And then most of us here at Once Upon A Twilight are seriously in love with Harry Potter. And Draco Malfoy himself will be coming to the Con. You best believe I'll be getting my picture with him!


And I have saved the best for last. The legend himself, who is making his last Con appearance this year, will be here at #ECCC and I will be getting a picture with him. The man who brought to life some of the best, and my favorite, super heroes. 


Stan Lee himself. 

There are so many other great things to look forward to as well. Some great panels will be going on, some great authors will be signing books at the Con, and of course I cannot wait to see the Cosplay that will be at the Con this year as well.

Are any of you guys going? If so tell me what you're excited to see! If not go ahead and take a look at what all is going to be at #ECCC and let me know what you're interested in. Maybe I can go and take a peak at it for you guys.



Blog Tour: Reignited by Colleen Houck | Guest Post | Giveaway



Welcome to our stop on the Reignited tour for Colleen Houck. This tour is hosted by Jean Book Nerd.

Reignited
The Reawakened #0.5
Author: Colleen Houck
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Mythology
Released: February 21st 2017
  
A sibling rivalry.
A forbidden romance.
A spell that changes everything.

In Heliopolis secrets abound and passions ignite as chaos rises.

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Tiger’s Curse series and Reawakened comes a novella full of celestial marvel, passion, betrayal, and evil that will grow to reign over humanity forever.


Before Lily and Amon met, before the cosmos was in chaos and needed three brave brothers to fight off evil, there were four siblings who helped rule the earth.

Each sibling had a special gift. Osiris, the god of agriculture, helped mortals to grow and thrive in their natural environment. Isis, the goddess of creation, fostered health and wellness. Nephthys, the seer, was able to keep the balance between all living beings and the universe. But Seth, the youngest sibling, was left without any special powers. The Waters of Chaos, which granted each god’s talent, were running dry, and Seth was paying the price.

As time passed, however, Seth’s determination and willfulness resulted in a very special gift, one that should have granted him the ability to enact wondrous change. But Seth’s competitive childhood gave him a heart so cold and vacant that instead, his gift brought about great evil.

Seth was now the god of unmaking, the creator of disorder and destruction. And he was ready to seek his revenge, dominating all who got in his way.


"[A] must-read for thrill-seekers and fans of alternate worlds."—RT Book Reviews

"Rick Riordan fans who are looking for another series will delight in this fantasy."—SLJ 

"Littered with Egyptian mythology and snappy dialogue, this romantic adventure is a good choice for graduates of Rick Riordan or fans of Houck’s Tiger’s Curse series."—Booklist 

"Fans of paranormal romance will love the Egyptian spin on this story of devotion and sacrifice, and Lily’s humor, combined with plentiful dangerous escapades, will keep readers engaged."—VOYA

"The author weaves her story out of Egyptian lore, cinematic magic, selfless love, and . . . is clever enough to remain surprising even to the last sentence."—Kirkus Reviews

“Houck’s moving depiction of the love between Lily and Amon is memorable."—Publishers Weekly

"Wonderfully written and…the heart-pounding adventures are topped only by the heart-melting romance."—The Deseret News

"A sparkling new novel with a fully imagined world and mythos, and crackling romance! Egyptian mythology has never been this riveting!"—Aprilynne Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Wings series, on Reawakened, book one in the series

10 Random Things About Me

I am the oldest of seven
Very organized
Results oriented
Love chocolate
Love kids
A homebody
Prefers my hair in a ponytail
Can never have too many lights on
A boy band fanatic
Collect earrings.


New York Times Bestselling Author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years before switching careers to become an author. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.


GIVEAWAY
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

- 12 Winners will Receive a Copy of Reignited, Scarab Necklace + Exclusive Bonus by Colleen Houck
- 15 Winners will Receive an E-Copy of Reignited by Colleen Houck





#Denver Grab Passes to #Table19Movie @ Harkins Northfield 2/28



Table 19
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jay Duplass (screenplay), Mark Duplass (screenplay)
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Amanda Crew 
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity
Official Socials: SiteFacebook | Twitter | InstagramIMDb
Hashtag: #Table19Movie
Ex-maid of honor Eloise - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text- decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 "random" guests at the dreaded Table 19.


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#SaltLakeCity Grab Passes to #Table19Movie @ Megaplex SLC 2/28



Table 19
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Jay Duplass (screenplay), Mark Duplass (screenplay)
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow, Amanda Crew 
MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, drug use, language and some brief nudity
Official Socials: SiteFacebook | Twitter | InstagramIMDb
Hashtag: #Table19Movie
Ex-maid of honor Eloise - having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously dumped by the best man via text- decides to attend the wedding anyway only to find herself seated with 5 "random" guests at the dreaded Table 19.


Grab screening passes to Table 19 below



These tickets are on a first-come, first-served not guaranteed basis. Arrive early to secure your seats.

#Miami Win Passes to #kongskullisland @ AMC Aventura 3/6



Kong: Skull Island
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Writers: Dan Gilroy (screenplay), Max Borenstein (screenplay)
Starring: Brie Larson, Tian Jing, Tom Hiddleston
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for brief strong language
Official Socials: SiteFacebook | Twitter | InstagramIMDb
Hashtag: #kongskullisland
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.


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