Behind the Scenes at Mary Poppins – Disney Magic In Times Square

A few weeks ago we were invited to take a backstage tour of the New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street, current home of the Disney Broadway musical, Mary Poppins.  The New Amsterdam is a particularly rich historical theater – it housed the Ziegfeld Follies and the fabulous Fanny Brice and is haunted by the ghost […]

Transport Group’s Queen of the Mist Review (and Get Discount Tickets!)

I don’t often do reviews here on Beccarama.  I have plenty of opinions, but I’m not a technical reviewer who parses the ins and out of products – unless it’s something I really, really want to talk about.  I have been a theater and movie geek since I was old enough to waddle into a […]

Once Princess Leia, Always Princess Leia

Wordless Wednesday was never this geeky.  I know.  When my husband saw this he said, “Truly there are no words.”  Actually, he said, ” That is the geekiest thing I’ve ever seen.”   I’m OK with that.  I spent all of kindergarten with my hair in two side buns.  I saw Star Wars 26 times in […]

Film Set on my Doorstep

Walked outside my door and saw this parked on the street.  Plus an entire street of classic 60s cars.  Don’t know what they were filming but it’s the perfect reminder that you never know what you’re going to bump into in NYC.  Plus, I wish they’d bring back the checker cab.

Meeting Selena Gomez & Leighton Meester for Monte Carlo

The girls and fellow KidzVuz reporter Freckles Forever went to a preview screening and had their own little press conference with the stars of the new film Monte Carlo, Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester.  They got a few minutes with Cory Monteith too at the grown up press conference they attended first.  We’ll have the […]

My Top 5 NYC Movies for Blog Her ’10 and Beyond…

Even if you’ve never been to NYC chances are you feel like you have just from watching Sex and the City, or Law and Order or Seinfeld (with its fake NYC sets it still passes).  But I thought I’d put together a list of my favorite New York movies that will put you in a […]

The Bittersweet Inevitability of Growing Up – A Weekend Spent with Peter Pan and Toy Story 3

My daughters finished 2nd grade and now at 8 years old they have declared themselves to be “tweens.”  I personally thought the whole tween thing was for ages 10-12, the real prepubescent years with middle school and all those horrors.  But no, Time Out Kids had an entire tween issue and right there on the […]

Can a Television Be a Member of the Family?

 For the last five years my husband and I have researched TVs. Our steadfast and true 27″ picture tube set sat like a big ol’ lazy uncle on it’s stand and delivered perfectly fine viewing as far as we were concerned.  But, we had the itch.  The flat screen bigger-than-your-kitchen-table TV itch.  One by […]

Going Behind the Gold Curtain at the Metropolitan Opera House (and a chance to win tickets to Hansel and Gretel!)

This past Tuesday my two daughters and I went to the Metropolitan Opera House Tree Lighting and then on a special backstage tour of the theater.  Growing up in New York City some of my most vivid and cherished memories of New York theater are linked to that incredibly beautiful theater.  I still remember the […]