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The Mischievous Jersey Boys

My friends wouldn’t stop ranting about how great Jersey Boys the musical was, so the only natural thing to remain “cool” was to buy a pair of Jersey Boys Tickets for a discount from renowned website TicketVistas and attend one of its shows to see what all the fuss was about.

I’ve never cared much for musicals but after seeing a presentation of Jersey Boys it’s safe to say that my perception of this decades old form of entertainment has drastically changed … for the better.

The theatrical dynamite based on the lives of popular 1960’s group The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys is Broadway at its best.

Famous Four Seasons group members – Frank Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio give the audience their perspective on the groups rollercoaster ride to the number 1 position with their eventual downfall and disbanding.

Jersey Boys is a musical that is completely different from what you’ve already seen on Broadway. The musical unwraps like anything but a family friendly label and tells the story of the famous American rock band by featuring top 40 Four Seasons songs which catapulted the band to super stardom and led to their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The musical moves at a chaotic pace and goes quickly from the iconic groups formation, hard-earned success and the problems faced while dealing with such phenomenal popularity.

When one thinks of a jukebox musical one’s mind is quick to think about the peppy hit Mamma Mia, where songs appear at each plot twist and make us nostalgic of our adolescence every step of the way regardless of how sexualized our thoughts were during that time period.

Jersey Boys, on the other hand, is a jukebox musical that’s completely the opposite. This brilliant Broadway production is a rare blend of several human traits like honesty, lust, arrogance and greed; elements that are rare to find in other Broadway shows. Jersey Boys contains music composed by original band member Bob Gaudio, with thought provoking lyrics written by Bob Crewe.

The musical has won rave reviews from fans and critics alike from both sides of the Atlantic which is why Cheap Jersey Boys Tickets are all the rage on TicketVistas. This one should be experienced at least once by the theater loving audience. It’s well worth their hard-earned money.


Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus is a Total Thrill Ride

This fall I had a chance to purchase ringling brothers tickets for a discount from renowned website TicketVistas, and to say that I was completely blown away would be an understatement. After experiencing this jaw-dropping, gravity-defying, heart-stopping spectacle that had me on the edge of my seat during the entire course of its run, I’ve concluded that this particular event should be experienced by people at least once in their lives.

The show has become especially popular with children because of its ability to appeal to their imaginations through high-flying stunts performed by acrobats that resemble a famous superhero trying to save the citizens of his city from the oncoming doom.

In true Circus tradition, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened with a ringmaster announcing, “Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, welcome to the greatest show on earth”.

This particular show had a wide variety of acts which featured elephants, tigers, clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and an amazing martial arts troupe that mesmerized the audience with their explosive kung fu choreography.

The children present at the Energy Solutions Arena stared in wonder as the entire place looked like a piece cut out of their imagination and brought to life right before their eyes. The young ones paid apt attention to everything that surrounded them.

An act presenting a motorcyclist riding on a high wire along with two acrobats was particularly scary and people applauded and murmurs of “That’s amazing” could be heard.

A group of 8 motorcyclists who call themselves the Dragon Riders raced around in a tight steel ball. It gave me a sense of what food felt like in a grinder

Wild beasts of Africa bent to the will of their trainers and performed acts and routines which could only have been achieved through years of focus and risky practice sessions.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was filled with clowns and the ringmaster often used the term “unprecedented” to describe acts such as a martial artist breaking steel rods using their heads, which looked pretty painful, and a trapeze artist doing somersaults.

The fact that you get to watch the kids point in excitement, scream, applaud and look at the show with wide-eyed wonder is entertaining in itself. People get a chance to interact with the performers on the arena floor an hour before the show begins, and also have the opportunity to see the performing animals.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is a modernized version of an old-fashioned circus which will make old members of the audience nostalgic and relive moments from their childhood when circuses were held on the outdoors.

If you’re a parent looking to score big points with your kids then I recommend you buy Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Tickets at your earliest and take them to one of their shows. I guarantee you won’t disappoint them.

Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets Rivalry

The world of professional sports is filled up with formidable teams who train hard with one pPhiladelphia_Philliesurpose in mind; to win the next championship game and give their fans something to cheer about. Somewhere during their determination to be the best and dominate their regions rankings; an opponent comes along who is skilled on an equal level. An opponent who gives them a run for their money and winning against them no matter what becomes the only aim. The game doesn’t stay a game and turns into a war where the winner gets bragging rights. That is the birth point of a rivalry.

Several long standing rivalries can be found in the professional sports world. Some would say the Yankees – Red Sox rivalry is the biggest in the Major League Baseball, but there is another rivalry which is famous and chaotic on an equal level. The Philadelphia Phillies – New York Mets rivalry.

Phillies and Mets have been battling each other for over half a century now. For Phillies fans, games against powerhouse rivals Mets are nothing short of World War II which requires their support to be won. Diehard Phillies fans like me purchase Philadelphia Phillies Tickets days in advance from TicketVistasto ensure a presence at the Citizens Bank Ballpark to cheer our favorite team to victory against the Mets.

The two National League’s East Division rivals frequently play against each other during baseball season and games between these two popular teams are eagerly awaited. The first brawl between the Phillies and the Mets took place on August 27th1962, and since then the arch rivals have encountered each other on the diamond a staggering 858 times with the Phillies leading with 463 wins. Ironically both rivals share an equal number of winning streak against each other which is 10 wins each.phillies-mets-rivalry

The Phillies – Mets rivalry has intensified in the recent years especially after the 2006 season. The teams frequently tear up the ballpark while playing against each other for a spot on the playoffs.The Mets won the division in 2006, while the Phillies won five consecutive division titles from 2007–11. The Phillies 2007 championship was won on the last day of the season as the Mets lost a seven-game lead with seventeen games remaining. The Phillies broke the Curse of Billy Penn to win the 2008 World Series, while the Mets’ last title came in the 1986 World Series.

I can’t wait for the Philadelphia Phillies 2013 Season to begin. I’m pretty sure the Titans will clash again and I’ll be standing with the Phillies through thick and thin.

Go Phillies!

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign a Two Year Deal with Pitcher Brandon McCarthy

Transfer Deal

arizona_diamondbacks-92611Arizona Diamondbacks have signed another player to kick off their new season. In their latest effort to strengthen their squad, the powerhouse Major League Baseball Team has signed a two-year deal with Pitcher Brandon McCarthy. The deal is rumored to stand at a whopping US$15.5 million and will surely be a big pay day for the 29 year old player subject to his physical.

Brandon McCarthy

The right handed starter McCarthy made his professional debut at 22 years of age with the Boston White Sox in a game against Chicago Cubs. McCarthy played several temporary spots before he was awarded a permanent spot on the team the following year as a reliever.In late 2006 McCarthy was traded to the Texans Rangers along with teammate David Paisano. His first full season withbrandon-mccarthy-icon-t the Rangers was plagued with injuries most notably a dislocated shoulder blade that kept him away from the action for nearly two months. His bad luck continued when the Pitcher developed an inflammation in his right elbow during spring training sessions and as a result had to sit out most of the 2008 season.In December 2010 Brandon McCarthy signed with Oakland Athletics as a free agent. McCarthy focused his attention on his throwing mechanics and his hard work paid off when he had his most successful professional season when he pitched 25 games with 5 full games. He expanded his already devastating arsenal with 2 fast balls and a cutter which helped improve his ground ball percentage and season stats. The pitcher concluded that season with the lowest FIP among starters of the American League.McCarthy had to encounter one of the scariest injuries of the 2012 season when a line drive by Erick Aybar struck him on the head and fractured his skull. The injury resulted in a brain contusion and a hemorrhage. Fortunately the player was able to make a full recovery and will join former Oakland teammate Trevor Cahill in Arizona. The Pitcher will be the fourth starter for the Diamondbacks behind Cahill, Miley and Kennedy.Sports analysts are already calling this a blockbuster deal citing the depth McCarthy will bring to the starting rotation and believe that recovery of Pitcher Daniel Hudson can potentially put Diamondbacks in a position to start trading starting pitchers.

Justin Upton

If the rumors are to be believed Diamondbacks Right Fielder Justin Upton might get traded off justin-uptonthis season. At 25 years of age the talented player has already had several injuries especially to his right shoulder. His career stats dropped last season and he finished with .280 hitting and 17 home runs, and 671 RBI with a .785 OPS. The player sat out most of the 2010 season after he suffered a partial tear of the labrum in his left shoulder. However, his remaining contract which spans another two years will bag him US$28.75 million which is double the amount he made in the 2012 season.The Diamondbacks are surely making some moves and their aim is to add another World Series Title to their credit. Thanks to their explosive offensive tactics the team has developed a huge fan-base that goes in frenzy every time popular website TicketVistas starts selling discounted Arizona Diamondbacks Tickets. Only time will tell what the future holds for the D-backs.

Wicked Is One Wicked Musical

Why are Broadway musicals so popular? That question had been raging on for a couple of years now among a new wicked_2010hiresgeneration of kids who can’t think beyond violent video games and rap songs and are born obsessed with documenting their every single thought on social media. The Answer: Because of brilliant productions like Wicked which has proven once more why popularity of musicals continue to soar in this day and age. The production has ensured to the loyal theater loving audience that Broadway’s best days aren’t behind just yet. Not even close. Productions like The Book of Mormon, Evita, Mamma Mia and The Lion King have breathed new life into this particular form of entertainment, and Wicked has kicked it up a notch thanks to its amazing sets, brilliant choreography and music and immersive storyline.


The Broadway musical which was originally presented in 2003 has experienced the same phenomenal success its predecessor did, and has become a smash hit with the fans. The show has won rave reviews from all over the country and unanimous praise from critics making it a massive Broadway hit. Popularity of the show is also evident by the fact that theater tickets sold out in a matter of hours on popular website TicketVistas as soon as they started offering Discounted Wicked Tickets.

During its original run the popular musical had won several prestigious awards namely 3 Tony Awards including the Outstanding Musical Award, 6 Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The production recently celebrated its 9th anniversary and has played a whopping 3741 performances till date, another indication of its massive popularity among fans. Wicked has been especially popular with children who’ve already seen the show live because of its ability to appeal to their imagination by breathing life into fabled characters right before their eyes. The musical is currently the 12th longest-running Broadway show in history.

What Happens in Oz Stays in Oz

Popularly dubbed as “The Untold Story of Oz” the musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling book titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West which was a parallel novel to the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show makes frequent references to the beloved Frank Baum book, and is written from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West whilst Dorothy’s journey through the Land of Oz.

The audience wakes up to citizens of Oz celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. During that time Glinda, the Good Witch of the South appears to explain, through a series of flashbacks, why the green skinned witch whose name is Elphaba melted and their history together at Shiz University.

The characters of both the Wicked Witch of the West and Good Witch of the North have been portrayed superbly by Alli Mauzey and Jackie Burns who are the highlight of the show. The enchanting music, dynamic sets and costumes contribute heavily to the overall feel of the musical which shouldn’t be missed by anyone.

Do your children a favor, and take them to a presentation of TicketVistas Wicked the musical for a change. Not only will you score big with your kids, but in the process, create a memory for them they’ll never forget.