I recently discovered Laguna Playhouse. I don’t know why it took me so long to find this gem. I love theatre, especially musicals and plays and it’s a short 7 minute drive from door to door. Last night I went to the US premiere of Act 3 staring Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy. I had never seen Rita Rudner perform before, although she’s been in over 3,000 solo shows in Vegas, but I loved Charles Shuaghnessy from The Nanny. Even though he’s quite a bit older than me, I always had a crush on him. His handsome looks draw a wide audience of women. It was no different last night at the playhouse. Continue reading
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Bucket List Publications is Accepting Submissions & Making Bucket List Dreams a Reality
You can now submit your own articles and bucket lists to Bucket List Publications Online Magazine for publication! It’s easy to create your own account (two short steps), upload your article and photos, and await publication to over 30,000 readers a day and over 26,000 followers!
Register, become a Bucket List Publications contributor, write your own articles, and submit your own pictures. Share your knowledge and experiences with others.
How to Proceed:
Look at several articles in the magazine and become familiar with the types of articles that are published in the various sections.
Please note that a place is not an idea, and that the editor is looking for a compelling reason to assign an article: a specific angle, news that makes the subject fresh, a writer’s enthusiasm for and familiarity with the topic. Continue reading
Winner of the Two Free Tickets to Sleeping Beauty in Irvine, CA
The winner of the two free tickets to The Sleeping Beauty at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine, California, is Christina Fan. She and her 7 year old daughter will enjoy the upcoming performance by the Festival Ballet Theatre.
Festival Ballet Theatre’s heart-warming production of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece brings to life fabled storybook favorites Princess Aurora, Puss ‘n Boots, Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf…characters that remind us that good always triumphs over evil. This timeless love story will feature guest artists Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, principal dancers with American Ballet Theatre, and FBT’s professional company dancers.
Teaching is Beyond the Classroom
As a teacher, there are certain expectations that society in general places on your role in the school system. You are expected to be a role model at all times and maintain your composure as well as your temper. Does that mean that you’re expected to be “stuffy”? Does it mean that you’re expected to avoid fun and laughter like the plague? I taught high school for 8 years and during that time, I had some of the most humorous and lasting experiences of my life. From Safe Grad and prom, to classroom parties, sports, and fund raisers, I made the most of my teaching experience. I chose teaching because it wasn’t a job to me; it was fun and rewarding and what I did on a daily basis impacted the lives of many. I may not appear like the typical teacher and I may not have participated in typical teacher activities, but I know I did my job well and I’ve learned as much from my students as they’ve learned from me. Continue reading
Bucket List Publications Online Magazine
Bucket List Publications first began as a blog under the name Indulge: Travel, Adventure, & New Experience. As ideas and articles began to develop, readers and followers flourished, but I wanted to make a difference in the virtual world, portraying stories written by international writers and sharing the unique reality of our bucket list adventures and extreme lifestyles. That’s when Darren, my husband, and I worked diligently to produce Bucket List Publications, a new online magazine found at http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/! Continue reading
Les Ballet de Monte Carlo with ‘Cinderella’ at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa
I was in the presence of greatness last night when Jean-Christophe Maillot’s brilliant version of Cinderella was performed by Les Ballet de Monte Carlo at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. I was so mesmerized by the performance that I couldn’t wait for the intermissions to be over. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, one of Europe’s most acclaimed ballet companies, is so well disciplined that the smallest detail emerged with precision and fluidity. The accuracy of each dancer was astonishing, and Maillot’s sentimentality and wit shine as bright as the dancer. Continue reading
Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited – #3 New York, United States of America
Top 10 Favorite Cities Visited
With 33 countries under my belt, I’ve experienced some of the most amazing cities that the world has to offer. From great beaches, climate, friendly people, personal interests, world-famous attractions, architecture, history, and culture, there are many different factors that make a city great, let alone top ten!
#3 New York, United States of America
New York has nearly 47 million visitors per year. Continue reading
Purrly Theatrical Magic – CATS at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Yesterday, I saw Cats at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. After experiencing the Pacific Chorale’s annual Tis the Season at Segerstrom Center, I longed to return. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on and off the stage. The futuristic design and quality seating make viewing performances comfortable for everyone, including vastly-growing pregnant ladies. People who have seen Cats often rave over the costumes, makeup, and its choreographer’s ability to train humans to do what comes naturally to cats, but they seldom are able to explain the plot of the pussy cat production. Putting perplexity aside, Cats is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical based on T.S.Eliot’s, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats that offers insight into the night time life of cats at the Jellicle Ball. Cats believes in “purrly” theatrical magic, and on that faith it unquestionably delivers. Continue reading
Bucket List Publications – Accepting Submissions!
With 279,104 hits and 7,783 followers in less than 6 months, I’ve decided to start outsourcing some of my posts and I’m accepting submissions!
Submit your travel posts and bucket list adventures along with photography to Bucket List Publications at [email protected]. All authors/photographers whose articles are chosen for publication will receive publication at lesleycarter.wordpress.com, a link to their blog, and a link on my Facebook page Lesley Carter – http://www.facebook.com/LesleyCarterBlog.
lesleycarter.wordpress.com has an average of 80,000 views a month, 7,703 followers, and around 3000 readers a day!
Please submit articles on the following subjects:
Top Tourist Destinations
Bucket List Adventures
Articles should include at least 3 pictures and up to 10. Pictures should be sent as jpeg attachments rather than embedded in a word file. Maximum size per email is 10mb so if you’re sending many large photos you can use multiple emails.
Your submissions do not need to be original posts. You can submit already published works as long as they are your own content. I do ask that all submissions are in Microsoft Word format and all photos are sent as jpeg attachments.
Remember to include your name and a link to your blog at the bottom of the text.
Send submissions to [email protected].
I’ll start posting submissions on Friday, January 20th, 2012 and post regularly.
Thank you and I look forward to reading your Bucket List Publications!
Wickedly Good – Take Me to Oz!
Los Angeles first encountered Wicked the Musical in 2005 when it broke box office records. It returned two years later for an extended run that lasted two years. Now, Wicked is back at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, and it is so powerful that the magical spell that is casts on everyone will never be broken. Unlike the movie, The Wizard of Oz, this musical takes us back to a time before Dorothy arrived. It is a brilliantly imaginative back story that explains how Elfaba came to be the Wicked Witch of the West, starting with the conception that led to her being born green. It follows her relationship with Glinda after they meet at school and a misunderstanding lands them as hostile roommates who eventually become lifelong friends. The mysteries of how there came to be a Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion are revealed, as well as how the flying monkeys got their wings. With elaborate sets and costumers, memorable songs in the score, just the right amount of sentimentality in the plot line, a entire cast that was mesmerizing, and a balanced mixture of singing and spoken dialogue, the hit Broadway musical created a recognizably Wicked world. Continue reading