If you have kids and live on the planet you know all about who is popular on television. Everyone has a favourite show and favourite characters and yes maybe even their favourite camps as far as production companies go. Are your kids Disney fans or are they Nickelodeon fans? Are they asking for spaghetti tacos, like they saw on iCarly? Do they exclaim, “GIBBY!” every time they change their clothes? Or are they proudly sporting their Mickey ears? Perhaps pretending to be bionic teenagers? Or bursting into song with “Sing it LOUD!” at the drop of a hat?
Maybe, just like mine, they are a bit of both?
If so, I’ve got the event for you.
My son and daughter were invited to take in the show when Tween Stars Live was in Halifax and they absolutely loved the experience. And it was just that. An experience.
I know it’s hard to tell from this photo, but they were pretty excited to be going to this special event.
‘Tween Stars Live is a unique experience for kids. Actors from favourite Disney and Nickelodeon series together on stage in one very lively and fun show. It’s not very often kids get to chat with the actors who play their favourite TV characters, ask questions about their lives, sing with them on stage, engage in epic lip sync battles – complete with human props (I’m looking at you Spencer Boldman as Miley’s wrecking ball), and have very down to earth interactions with stars they really look up to.
This is exactly what ‘Tween Stars Live is about. It was very interactive and it was really fun for me to just sit back and watch my kids taking it all in. At any given moment a famous person was going to walk by, sit next to them, ask them a question, pick them to go up on stage. It was a bit surreal, actually.
The show itself was great. It was more like a playdate with the stars. Calum Worthy (who plays Dez on Disney’s “Austin & Ally”) was an excellent emcee, moved the show along, all the while keeping the energy up. No easy task. Honestly, all the stars we full of energy. I don’t know how they do it!
As if being invited to see the show wasn’t an amazing enough treat, my son and daughter were also given VIP tickets which meant they would have the opportunity to meet each star (As in, no one left until every single child met every single star. Amazing, right?), get an autograph and pose for a photo.
(I tried so hard to keep my cool, but come on! That’s awesome! I kept thinking about how I would have lost my mind to meet some of my favourite actors when I was a kid and, let me be frank, I watch so much Family Channel that I was legit thrilled to see these actors and how sweet they were to not just my children, but every single kid that stood in front of them. Class acts. Every one.)
The added value of the VIP ticket (which parents do not require in order to accompany their children) was worth it.
Definitely worth it.
So many happy kids with a really cool story to share the following week at school.
There are still shows left and there is even a promo code so you can receive 10% off your tickets.
Oh, just one more thing! If you go to one of the remaining ‘Tween Stars Live shows (there will be two in New Brunswick next weekend) and your kiddo gets a chance to ask a question, please, help this mother out and ask where Calum Worthy’s character “Dez” gets all those wonderful T-shirts. I can’t believe no one asked at the Halifax show and it’s been driving me crazy that my kids didn’t ask.
Life in Pleasantville was invited to attend Tween Stars Live in Halifax and tickets were provided to the author and her children. All opinions are those of the author.