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Find Knuffle Bunny at Adventure Theatre this Fall (+ Giveaway!)

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Adventure Theatre is kicking off its new season of family entertainment by bringing a beloved children’s book to life on stage. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale opens this Friday, September 23, and you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see a performance!

Based on the book by Mo Willems and directed for this production by Nick Olcott, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale follows Trixie and her father as they bustle through the streets of New York City down the block, across the park, past the school, to the Laundromat. But returning home, Knuffle Bunny is gone, and Trixie can’t tell her father what’s wrong.

You can watch this all play out adorably on stage September 23 – October 23 at Adventure Theatre located in Glen Echo Park. Recommended for all ages, there are lots of opportunities to catch a performance of Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale on both weekdays and weekends. Tickets are $19.50, and you can try to win four of them through the giveaway below.

*Be aware of these dates offering special opportunities and extra fun:

September 23, 7pm: Pay What You Can Pajama Party
Wear your pj’s and eat free milk and cookies in this fun kick-off performance.
Pay what you can is at the door and cash only.

September 24, 11am & 2pm: International Rabbit Day Giveaway
10 lucky families will walk away with their own official plush Knuffle Bunny.

October 2: Daddy Daughter Day
Daddy’s and daughters get commemorative cards to celebrate their fun outing.

October 8, 2pm: ASL Interpreted
This performance will have an ASL interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing.
The performance is unaltered for all other patrons.

October 15, 2pm: Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance
The lights are kept on and the sound is turned down for those with sensory sensitivities.

October 22: Celebrate Plush Animal Lover’s Day!
Get your photo taken with the giant Knuffle Bunny after the show.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to see Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below letting me know which performance — date and time — you would like to see the show. To be eligible to win, you should follow KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to KFDC (sign-up is on the left). This giveaway will run through Thursday, September 22, 2016, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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‘Jumanji’ at Adventure Theatre: Review, Discount, & Giveaway!

Catch "Jumanji" at Adventure Theatre through August 28

Catch “Jumanji” at Adventure Theatre through August 28



Before going to see Jumanji at Adventure Theatre, I got a little inside info from my contact there that “the show is probably the funniest we have ever had in my 6 years here.” Now, that’s a rather lofty statement to make about a production. Combine that with press materials describing a “4-D jungle experience for its patrons,” and my expectations for great, rollicking entertainment were pretty high.

Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, Jumanji tells the story of Judy and Peter, a sister and brother who find a mysterious old board game while their parents are out. They decide to play it, then adventure — and some wild magic — ensue, transforming their living room into a world beyond their imaginations and sending them on a incredible journey to claim Jumanji. (Many parents, and maybe even some of your kids, have seen the 90’s movie version starring Robin Williams.)

The jungle, a monsoon, an erupting volcano, monkeys, lions, and a giant snake are all part of the show, a feat that might seem impossible to pull off on the cozy Adventure Theatre stage. But the creative execution, featuring a superb cast, brilliant puppetry, and fun elements that surprise and engage the audience bring the story to life with excitement and humor for both children and adults.

Ryan Dalusung and Billie Krishawn are fantastic as Peter and Judy, nailing the brother/sister dynamic with typical sibling quibbles and silly jabs at each other. (Sasha actually whispered to me at one point, “That’s like me and Owen!”) But the character who had me actually LOL-ing was The Guide. Played by Elan Zafir, he’s like an awkward Indiana Jones meets J. Peterman from Seinfeld — in the most hilarious way possible.

Expectations, met! And I’m pretty certain yours and your kids’ will be, too.

Jumanji is running at Adventure Theatre through August 28, with performances on most Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, 2pm, and 4pm, and on Mondays at 10:30am. Tickets are $19.50, and you can get 15% off until for any date if you purchase by July 15, just use the code KFDC at checkout. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a Famly 4-Pack of tickets to see Jumanji at Adventure Theatre, simply leave let me know the date you’d like to see the show in the comments. To be eligible you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up near the top left). This giveaway will run through Sunday, July 3, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

* Congrats to KFDC reader Kristi C., winner of the giveaway!


This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, all opinions expressed here are entirely my own, and I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Enter to Win Tickets to A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre!

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‘Tis the season…for giveaways! I have more tickets up for grabs, this time to see Adventure Theatre’s holiday production, A Lump of Coal for Christmas. The world premiere holiday comedy will delight audiences young and old with its story of unlikely friendships and holiday miracles.

It is Christmastime! The hilarious and heartburning, uh, heartwarming holiday adventure of a Lump of Coal who wants to be an artist. Traditionally the dreaded stocking stuffer for children on the Naughty List, this Lump turns one child’s worst nightmare into a dream come true.

Directed by Helen Hayes Award Recipient Holly Twyford, starring Helen Hayes Award Recipient Erin Weaver, and written by Regional Emmy Award and Charles MacArthur Award Recipient Norman Allen, this production marks the second world premiere of Adventure Theatre MTC’s season.

A Lump of Coal for Christmas will be on stage at Adventure Theatre November 20 – December 31. Performances are Saturdays at 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm and Sundays at 11am and 2pm. Tickets are $19.50 each and can be purchased online or at the box office: 301-634-2270. Recommended for all ages, running time is about one hour.

*Be sure to check out this special stuffed stocking drive that Adventue Theatre is hosting for children is need of holiday cheer this season.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to see A Lump of Coal for Christmas at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below telling me your family’s favorite holiday tradition. To be eligible to win, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the blog (see sign-up to the left). The giveaway will run through Monday, November 23, and a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre-MTC, however, I only promote programs, activities, and products that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Garfield at Adventure Theatre!

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Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude is on stage now at Adventure Theatre through August 23, and I’ve got a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see it for one lucky KFDC reader!

Garfield, a chubby and sarcastic tabby cat fantasizes about having the most amazing birthday in the history of birthdays. But, it seems that all his friends – Arlene, Odie, Jon and even his nemesis, Nermal, seem to have forgotten. Feeling rejected, Garfield ventures out to find adventure, but quickly learns that “home is where the heart… and the food is.

“A summer must-see for any kid!”- DCTheatreScene.com

Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude packs in enough laughs and songs to keep even that famously grumpy cat satisfied.” –DCMetroTheaterArts.com”

Based on the characters created by Jim Davis, the one-hour show is recommended for all ages. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, 2pm, and 4:30pm. Tickets are $19.50.

*Save $4.50 per ticket in the 2015-2016 season with a Flexpass! For more information, visit the website or call 301-634-2270.


GIVEAWAY: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment telling me the activity you and your kids have enjoyed most so far this summer. To be eligible, you must subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up on upper left side) and like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. The giveaway will run through Sunday, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre, however, I only promote programs, events, and services that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre!

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Follow the yellow brick road to Adventure Theatre and its latest production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The classic tale brought to life on stage at the Glen Echo theatre is getting such rave reviews its run has been extended through May 31. Even better, two KFDC readers have a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see it!

Based on the novel by L. Frank Baum and adapted by Jacqueline E. Lawton, the show is recommended for all ages. Running time is one hour with no intermission.

Life in Kansas has been a bit boring for Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Until one day, a cyclone swoops in and takes them “over the rainbow” to the wonderful and magical land of Oz. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion, Dorothy sets off on the adventure of a lifetime down the yellow brick road to the Emerald City. These new friends brave witches, flying monkeys, and a Haunted Forest all to meet the Wizard of Oz, who promises to make their dreams come true.

Showtimes and tickets are available online — I recommend getting them in advance, since they often sell out before performances. For a glimpse of the show, visit Adventure Theatre’s Facebook page.

Giveaway: For a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to see The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre, simply leave a comment below telling me your child’s (or yours) favorite classic tale. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. There will be two ticket giveaways: The first will run through Friday, May 22, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. The second will run through next Wednesday, then another winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. You only need to enter/comment once to be included in both drawings. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Adventure Theatre-MTC, however, I only promote services, events, and programs that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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