When Black is White
It is said that a great comedian doesn’t say lines that are funny, but turns lines into funny. At times it’s blatantly obvious that the jokes, innuendos, or one-liners aren’t that laughable or you have heard of them before, and yet the audience is roaring with laughter. It’s all about delivery! How the comedian spits out his material is what introduces the element of comedy – his body language, expressions, hand gestures, style of delivery, etc. is what really counts.
Lewis Niles Black, famously known as Lewis Black, is a legend among comedians. In addition to that, he is an author, playwright, social critic and actor, and extremely popular due to his signature angry face and aggressive style of delivering comedy to the audience, which often manifests in the form of a fake mental breakdown. It is just like watching someone rant in an exceedingly hilarious manner, about topics like history, politics, religion, or other cultural trends. His “Back in Black” commentary segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and TV show on Comedy Central, Lewis Black’s Root of All Evil, which he hosted, garnered fantastic TRP ratings.
Catch Lewis Black live in action at his Rant, White and Blue Tour and experience his natural twisted wit at a theater near you. Book tickets in advance – Lewis Black Rant, White and Blue Tickets!
Connect with Lewis Black on Facebook, Twitter, and More.
Thomas the Tank Engine Welcomes You Aboard
Are your children huge fans of Thomas the Tank Engine? Here’s the chance for you to arrange a face-to-face meeting for them! “Day Out With Thomas”, brought to you by HIT Entertainment, allows kids and their families to spend an entire day with their favorite character and his friends to know exciting stuff about railways, engines, railroading, and much more.
Ready for an exhilarating journey with Thomas?
Day Out With Thomas is an ideal family event, as it is equally enjoyable for both kids and adults to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine. You will come across people from all age groups having the time of their lives while railroading! The character is based on The Railway Series, which is a collection of stories penned by a loving father who wanted to share his passion for trains with his son. Thomas & Friends not only boost knowledge, but impart useful life lessons too.
What can you expect from A Day Out with Thomas?
Touted as America’s favorite little blue engine, Thomas is here to welcome you with his faithful pal Percy. The event not only includes a thrilling train ride with Thomas spanning 20 minutes, but a plethora of fun activities such as Pufferbelly Rides, Video Viewing, Thomas iPod and Imagination Station, Temporary Tattooing, Photo ops with Sir Topham Hatt (Chairman of the Railway on the Island of Sodor), Percy and Thomas, Wooden Play Tables, Storytelling, and much more. You can take your pick from the lovely Thomas merchandise from our gift shop to take back as souvenirs from this memorable event. Riding a real steam engine and meeting the Fat Controller are a couple of highlights you will definitely not want to miss!
Points to remember
To make the most of this day, please arrive at an hour before the scheduled departure. In case you have opted for afternoon trains, make sure you have time to accommodate additional activities. There are ample food options for your family, so that is one more item off your list. A large portion of the activities are held under large tents, which is why A Day Out With Thomas will not be cancelled due to rain or snow.
The ticket price is inclusive of the train ride and subsequent entertainment. Since this event is extremely popular, it is advisable to purchase in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if you plan to attend in large groups. Find out if Thomas and Percy are making a stop near you!
Ever since Hamilton the Musical hit New York’s Public Theater, it has become a huge hit. A sold-out off-Broadway run certainly indicates good times for this hip-hop influenced musical about Alexander Hamilton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda who plays Hamilton has also written and composed this show, and he has based his work on the biography of the founding father by Ron Chernow. For a musical to have generated this amount of buzz within the industry and public is no mean feat. The workshops put on by this show had attendees from the whole industry and everyone couldn’t stop gushing as they walked out.
Hamilton depicts the lead writer of the Federalist Papers as the archetypal New Yorker, who is a brainy, yet brash immigrant who came to the city as an orphan from West Indies, yet became the first Secretary of the Treasury. He had his fair share of scandals, possibly one of the first of its kind associated with politics – he was blackmailed by his mistress’s husband. At 49, He fought a duel with U.S. vice president and former New York gubernatorial contender Aaron Burr and was mortally wounded.
The “score” scores…
The score includes several musical theater traditions along with rap – Notorious B.I.G., Rodgers, Hammerstein, Gilbert, and Sullivan. The rhymes are purposely lightning-quick, so Miranda can cover the major events of Hamilton’s life in two and a half hours. His longtime collaborator Tommy Kail, takes up the reigns of director, while choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler sets the chaotic founding of the country to dance.
Historical biographies are perceived to be a tad dull and drab, but Hamilton completely destroys the thought as it is thrilling to watch the drama unfold on stage. Broadway actor and composer Jeff Blumenkrantz is extremely impressed with the way the musical is presented to the audience. Miranda is also responsible for “In the Heights,” a show about the Dominican-American community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Like Hamilton, its score shows strong influences of hip-hop. It was off-Broadway and transferred in a year. In its run, it won four Tony awards and was nominated for a Pulitzer.
Not booked the tickets yet? Don’t waste time and do it right away!
Get tickets to see Hamilton Today!