In Transit On Broadway A Capella Musical

In Transit On Broadway

If you follow along with us on Social Media you know we are a  Broadway Family.  When Broadway Wiz reached out to us to review , In Transit  A Cappella Musical.We immediately said YES! The musical set in New York City that chronicles the lives of 11 different people.

The baseline set by Boxman (Chesney Snow), for thinking outside of the box, creates a continuation foundational heartbeat  for the entire performance and the connection between each of the characters.

In Transit is a Must See

In Transit is a Must See

The 11 member ensemble did a great job of creating the effect of a full orchestra in the non-existent orchestra pit. Each of the characters had their own individual story-line that the audience could resonate with.  Whether it is our own story, that of a friend or family member, or even just something we witnessed within society.

 Ali (Erin Mackey), the girl who dropped everything and moved cross-country for a boy.
Trent (Justin Guarini) and Steven (Telly Leung), a gay couple struggling with the acceptance of their life choices from friends and family, especially from Trent’s Mom (Moya Angela).

Nate (James Snyder) the overall well liked guy who makes one mistake and everything falls out from underneath him.

Jane (Margo Seibert) the wanna-be actress who moves to NYC but lives the life of a temp to pay the bills until an audition works in her favor.

Amazing Set In Transit

Amazing Set In Transit

The show portrays lifestyles that each one of us could relate to. In Transit shows us that we are not alone in the our lifes journey.  I was able watch each character through the various obstacles of life.  Watching them intertwine  their life paths as each story-line unfolded. Sticking by one another and not giving up on your dreams, but doing what you have to, so you can do what you love. The subtle one liners , pop-culture, and everyday references kept the performance fresh and relevant.

In Transit is playing at Circle In the Square , 235 W 50th Street

To purchase tickets call 212-239-6200 or click here 

*Disclosure: Main Street Mama was provided a ticket for review purposes

Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms

Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms

 WWE is always on the forefront to help Find A Cure and raise awareness. WWE Superstars are constantly sharing their own personal stories to help the WWE Universe overcome any challenge they face, in 2012  WWE and Susan G Komen are teamed up  to increase awareness and fight the dreaded Breast Cancer disease. With Rise Above Cancer such a success in 2015, In May 2016 WWE and Komen have launched a new contest “Share Your Story Survivor Contest” so that Survivor #Heros Share your Story #WWEMoms.

Three survivors will have a chance to win an ultimate WWE fan experience at SummerSlam 2016 and will be featured in WWE and Komen public service announcements that may air on TV, online, in WWE venues and on the WWE Network in October 2016.

Susan G. Komen has truly transformed the world’s support for breast cancer research and awareness. WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Komen and be at the forefront of this movement, as we continue to utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that affects so many people. says WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon.

The contest which started on May 5, 2016 runs through May 27th so share your story TODAY!

Entries will be evaluated based on their compelling story of strength in the battle against breast cancer, what the nominee has done to take action in the fight against this disease, and adherence to the contest rules. Questions? Email WWEContest@komen.org .

As a woman in my early 40’s all to recently I have learned through watching many friends battle Breast Cancer how important yearly mammograms are and if something doesn’t feel right have it checked. What was nothing two months ago could be something today. Thank you WWE and Susan G Komen for all you do for to Find a Cure and Raise Awareness.

As a WWEMOM I have been compensated for this post. 

Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania #WWE

Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania #WWE

John Cena, Triple H , WWE Diva Paige , The Undertaker and Mr. McMahon

John Cena, Triple H , WWE Diva Paige , The Undertaker and Mr. McMahon

Just in time for the 10th Anniversary of Surf’s Up the Original film about surfing penguins , Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios announced last week that in 2017 together they will release Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania.

In the upcoming movie Surf’s Up Wave Mana Cody Maverick, hungry for a new challenge, convinces an infamous big wave riding crew known as The Hang 5, voiced by WWE Superstars John Cena, The Undertaker, Triple H, WWE Diva Paige and Mr. McMahon, to let him join them on their journey to a mysterious surf spot known as The Trenches, where legend has it, they’ll find the biggest waves in the world. Cody soon discovers that the life he left behind might be more heroic than what any death-defying wave has to offer.  Genndy Tartakovsky’s protégé Henry Yu (story artist on Sym-Bionic Titan and both Hotel Transylvania feature films) makes his directorial debut with this project, which is produced by Michelle Wong (production manager on Hotel Transylvania 2) and features computer animation from Rainmaker Entertainment Inc.  Abdul Williams (Lottery Ticket) is writing the screenplay.

 “We are thrilled to be working with Sony Pictures Animation in bringing Cody Maverick back to audiences for more adventures, paired with our WWE Superstars in what promises to be a fun animated film for the entire family,” said Michael Luisi, WWE Studios President.

WWE has a proven track record with family audiences, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them and dive back into the fun world of our surfing penguins,” adds Kristine Belson, President, Sony Pictures Animation.

When I first became a #WWEMOM I had the pleasure of screening Scooby Doo WrestleMania Mystery and ever since I have become hooked on WWE along with my son. We look will patiently await the arrival of Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania!

 

WWE Week Kicks Off

WWE Week Kicks Off

WWE Week Kicks off December 20th on USA Network and I know where my husband and my son will be glued every night along with myself.

As we embark on the Holiday Season our friends at WWE and USA Network have an exciting line up kicking off on Sunday December 20th with already a family favorite of ours Santa’s Lil Helper. The movie staring Mike the Miz and WWE Diva Paige an original comedy from WWE and 20th Century Fox will even put Bray Wyatt in the holiday spirit.

Staring Mike the Miz and WWE Diva Paige

Staring Mike the Miz and WWE Diva Paige

Our traditional Monday Night of our family gathering on the couch will get a little better on December 21st when Monday Night Raw is live from Minneapolis. Not your ordinary Monday Night Raw,  because of the  annual fan voted Slammy Awards. The Slammy’s honor the best of the year with their own golden statue, of course Roman Reigns has my vote for best EVERYTHING.

RAW every Monday on USA Network

RAW every Monday on USA Network

Tuesday December 22nd SMACKDOWN will be back live from Des Moines, boy do I miss Smackdown on Tuesdays. Almost a year later and I can’t get used to the Thursday schedule. I can’t wait to see what Superstars and Divas will be headlining.

LIVE Tuesday December 22nd

LIVE Tuesday December 22nd

Growing up over the holidays I remember watching Bob Hopes Tribute to the Troops. WWE has done a fantastic job now in it’s 13th year with WWE Tribute to the Troops. WWE brings together the best of sports entertainment, pop entertainment , and celebrity appearances. This tribute to honor and thank the servicemen and women who protect our country is a favorite of mine. In past years I have  recorded and watch over again throughout the holiday season. What a way to give back to those who give so much.

Be Sure to Watch December 23rd

Be Sure to Watch December 23rd

WWE Week not only takes over night-time viewing but daytime on USA as well from 11am-3pm on Monday December 21st – Friday December 25th.  Cat Greenleaf will be conducting interviews from her iconic stoop. These are sure to be revealing and interesting chats.

 

Be Sure to show your support on Social Media during WWE Week on USA Network by getting social using #Troops, @tributetotroops, @USA_Network , and of course me @notartar2 and my favorite #WWEMoms.

**I have not been compensated for this post. I am a WWE Mom Ambassador and LOVE sharing everything WWE**

Tis The Season for the WWE Network #WWEMoms

Tis The Season for the WWE Network #WWEMoms

Being the Mom of an EXTREME WWE  Fan and celebrating both Hannukah and Christmas you can imagine we have quite the Holiday WishList. As I am sure you have guessed Nick’s list consist of EVERYTHING WWE. This year we have decided to include the upcoming years subscription to the WWE Network as part of his holiday gifts. 

3 Month Gift Card Subscription Gift Cards Available

3 Month Gift Card Subscription Gift Cards Available

We have always been subscribers to the WWE Network for a mere $9.99 a month it is the best money we spend on any utility. This year exclusively at Walmart you can purchase your favorite WWE fan a 3 month subscription Gift Card. They not only will be able to watch 24 hrs of WWE but 3 live Pay Per View events. To me I know if my son was receiving it he would say it was the best gift ever!

Considering we are the house who usually hosts the WWE Pay Per View Events, you can be sure we have told all our son’s friends about this amazing deal.

More information on the WWE Network …

Unlimited access to WWE Network for three months

Every WWE pay-per-view event LIVE at no additional cost

The most comprehensive video-on-demand library including every WWE, WCW and ECW pay-per-view in history

Exclusive shows such as  Swerved , WWE 24, Stone Cold Podcasts and The Monday Night War

Gift Cards can be purchase at WWE NETWORK  or Walmart

I have not been compensated for this post. I am a WWEMoms and we love the #WWE

#RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK WITH WWE

#RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK WITH WWE

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again our friends at WWE have joined forces with Susan G Komen to #RISEABOVECANCER and GO PINK!

To support Komen’s mission, WWE will utilize all its assets including WWE Network and TV broadcasts, live events, PSAs, digital and social media to generate awareness and encourage fans to get involved. Throughout the month, the WWE announcer table, entrance ramp and ring skirts will be co-branded and the middle ring rope turned pink to promote the fight against breast cancer. Fans will also have the option to turn their Facebook and Twitter profiles pink to show their support. In addition, a co-branded WWE and Susan G. Komen flag will be flown outside of WWE’s corporate headquarters.

“We are so grateful for our partnership with WWE,” said Christina Alford, SVP of development for Susan G. Komen. “Their ‘Rise Above Cancer’ campaign reaches women in communities across the country, bringing awareness and helping us fund lifesaving research, and support to families living with breast cancer who need our help today.”

“WWE is exceptionally proud to continue our partnership with Susan G. Komen and its support of breast cancer research and awareness,” said WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. “WWE remains deeply committed to this movement, as we utilize our global platforms to raise awareness and funds for a disease that impacts so many people around the world.”

Susan G. Komen and WWE have a history of success in raising awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. The partnership launched in 2012 and has generated more than $1.5 million for Komen to date. This past May, Komen and WWE teamed up again to support the Washington, D.C. Race for the Cure and National Women’s Health Week.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month WWE fans can buy #RISEABOVECANCER gear and WWE will donate 20% of all sales to Susan G. Komen while shopping the WWE SHOP you can also add an additional donation of your own.

While watching Monday night Raw this past monday I was touched when all the superstars came our wearing their #RISEABOVECANCER ring gear, but what touched me more was that my 8 yr old son went and got a WWE gift card he had and asked if he could buy a shirt to wear and make a donation. I believe it was this segment that moved him to do so!

 

Lifelong Fan Signs Contract With WWE

Lifelong Fan Signs Contract With WWE

Last Monday like we do every Monday  I sat with my 8 year old son Nicholas and we watched Monday Night Raw. Earlier in the week I had watched a video on Triple H’s Facebook page showing a very special young man named Elijah Mainville receiving a Money In The Bank briefcase. from The briefcase contained a real life WWE CONTRACT, just like the one Seth Rollins carried into WrestleMania 31.

Elijah Mainville is an 8 year old Lifelong WWE Fan. Elijah who is battling Neuroblastomia since the age of 3 has been receiving treatment for the past 5 years. In April of this past year Elijah and his family were told his cancer was in remission to only learn in July that it had returned.

Elijah like many kids has a dream of growing up and becoming a wrestle, I can only imagine his compassion as I have a son the same age with the same dream. This past spring while WWE launched auditions for their new reality show Tough Enough, Elijah decided to make an audition video and his mom posted it to You Tube.

The Authority, which consists of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon saw Elijah’s video and in true WWE fashion decided to make this little boys dream come true. After Monday Night Raw went off the air last week an arena full of the WWE Universe looked on as this Lifelong Fan signed his WWE Contract!

Since Elijah’s favorite wrestlers are The Undertaker and StarDust it would only be right that StarDust be present and welcome Elijah or as he will be known to the WWE Universe Drax Shadow to the WWE family.

Drax Shadow Contract Signing

Drax Shadow Contract Signing

As a parent I thank god everyday for the gift of motherhood and I can only imagine what The Mainville Family has gone through these past 5 years. As a #WWEMom I can Thank WWE for what they stand for and once again showing that their are businesses that truly care.

DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

DoSomething.org and WWE Take On Bullying For Second Straight Year

For the Second Straight Year WWE has partnered with DoSomething.org to take on Bullying. After blogging about this program last year, my son was proud to do many projects for school on anti-bullying.

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

Nicholas promoting Anti-Bullying at School

DoSomething.org is one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change, and global entertainment company WWE and its Be a STAR anti-bullying initiative, are teaming up for The Bully Text: Superstar Edition. The campaign, now in its second year, gets young people to take action around bullying by playing an SMS text message game.

 

From August 3rd until Monday, August 31, young people can virtually work their way through six levels of scenarios with guidance from WWE Superstars and Divas, including Roman Reigns®, Dean Ambrose®, Paige®, Natalya® and Alicia Fox®. Then, each player is given options to stand up and speak out against bullying. For example, “You sit behind Roman. Someone in the back of the bus keeps throwing paper airplanes at him. Do you A) Play it cool- it’s not your fight or B) play Superman?” Along the way, players will see how their anti-bullying skills compare to others, and ultimately whether they’ve earned the WWE World Heavyweight Championship title in bullying prevention. Every player will also receive the chance to win a Be a STAR rally at his or her school or community center.

 

“WWE’s massive reach and stellar talent have helped us activate thousands of young people around anti-bullying,” said Naomi Hirabayashi, chief marketing officer at DoSomething.org. “We’re excited to rally WWE fans around this issue for year two to make it bigger and better than ever!”

 

“We are proud to once again partner with DoSomething.org and provide thousands with resources to help put an end to bullying in their communities,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “Utilizing our global assets and larger than life WWE Superstars and Divas, we are confident that this campaign will help educate young people on the dangers of bullying and encourage them to stand up for themselves and others.”

 

In 2014, nearly 100,000 young people played the Bully Text game. To play Bully Text this year, text BULLY to 38383 or visit DoSomething.org/bully*.

**Disclosure** I am part of the #WWEMoms ambassador program. My son is a HUGE WWE fan and as a parent I love what many of these superstars stand for an that they show the importance of giving back when you are BEing a Star!

WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas

WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas
As my readers know , our house is filled with WWE fans not just my son, but my husband , nephew , myself and my son’s friends gather around the television for every pay per view event, Monday Night Raw and Smack Down Thursdays. I explain to my son that the WWE Superstars are sports entertainers and that he is not supposed to mimic what they do on television, and usually I get a response well what about all the good they do for Connor’s Cure , Make a Wish  and of course the Dream Foundation. I guess he has a point there. When I read the piece on how WWE Superfan Battling Cancer Meets his Favorite Superstars and Divas I just had to share it with you all.
Last Sunday night, in Roanoke, VA, WWE and the Dream Foundation teamed up so that a WWE fan battling lung cancer could have his dream fulfilled.  He was able to attend the show and meet with some of his favorite WWE Superstars and Divas.  An excerpt from the story is below and the full story is available here :http://www.wset.com/story/29436141/man-battling-lung-cancer-meets-wwe-superstarFor one night, cancer was not on their minds, as WWE Superstars came in, one by one, to greet the Fulchers, and brighten their spirits. Kisses from WWE Diva Cameron, and a bear hug from Ryback made their situation the last thing on their minds. Just before showtime, the Fulcher’s favorite wrestler, Roman Reigns, stopped by to meet his biggest fan.

For the WWE Superstar, it’s a moment that is uplifting to him as well, saying “When you can take a little bit of extra time to connect personally with somebody, and make a friend. That’s what’s awesome, the friendships, the relationships. That’s what you take with you.”

Roman Reigns and SuperFan Kenneth Fulcher

Roman Reigns and SuperFan Kenneth Fulcher

For this #WWEMOM I love reading these pieces and sharing them with my son. This summer after reading this he has decided to take a reading challenge and raise money for Connor’s Cure and the Dream Foundation. Not only is it teaching him to care for other’s but it’s increasing his knowledge.

 

Thank you to the WWE Superstars who give so much of their personal time to make precious days a little better.

 

I was not compensated for this post. We love the WWE and what it stands for with family and core values.

 

Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya!

If you follow along with me on Instagram and Twitter  you know that we are HUGE WWE Fans. From PayPerView events to watching Monday Night Raw every Monday and let’s not forget Thursday Night Smackdown. Being a #WWEMOM I watch along with my son , my nephew and my husband. Each week we make our predictions before they begin and the men in my life are in their glory. But for this Diva #WWEMOM my personal favorite WWE show to watch is Total Divas, with Natalya being my favorite Diva, strictly because she let’s us into her life. Personally I can relate she has strong family values and ties. When I read her blog Happy Father’s Day from WWE Diva Natalya, I had to share it with my readers. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did!

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Natalya and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart

Most people know that I have followed in my dad’s footsteps professionally, carrying on the Hart family legacy in WWE. However, what people don’t know, is how much I’ve followed his example outside of the ring. It’s easy for people to think that because of my last name, I was handed my position as a WWE Diva.  The truth is, I struggled a lot to make it to the WWE.  I am grateful for those doors being slammed in my face. I kept going, following my heartbeat, my pulse, and what made me excited to wake up every morning, my love for wrestling. I didn’t realize it at the time, but all of the tiny wars and setbacks would make me stronger than I could ever imagine. My dad reminded me that I would become more skilled learning how to “drive” on that winding road, than on that straight, “perfect” road. So I kept going. I persevered through years of being rejected, trying to make it to WWE. It is true, I am my father’s daughter. Our professions may be the same, but I’ve learned much more about life from my father than I could ever learn about wrestling. Growing up, my father instilled in me several key values that have made me the person I am today. Most importantly, hard work and determination pay off, family will always come first and having fun is more important than winning. After all, in the end, it’s the fun stuff in life that we want to remember!

My father always had goals. Before he came to WWE, he was a world class shot-putter. He went to UCLA on a full scholarship. He played in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders. Then, he went on to become a multiple-time WWE Tag Team Champion.  My dad was always working toward something. He had this incredible discipline inside of him. When he put his mind to it, there was nothing he couldn’t do. He showed me that if you never stop setting small goals, big dreams come true as long as you have enough determination and motivation to not give up. He taught me that just because someone tells you can’t do something or a door closes, doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel. That’s when you grab the towel and hit the ground running!  Each set back and each obstacle is a learning experience that provides the knowledge you need to achieve your goal on the next try. My dad showed me that it’s ok to fall down,  because when you get back up, you’ll be strong like an ANVIL.

I’m also incredibly grateful that my father showed me what unconditional love looks and feels like. He has lived through major triumphs and some difficult pitfalls. Through it all, he never forgot the importance of family. My father has always believed that family is EVERYTHING. Winning the Divas Championship was a wonderful feeling and getting to be in the ring during WrestleMania is indescribable. However, I came to the realization a long time ago, that for me, if I don’t build relationships with people that share in my joy and help carry me when I stumble, my accomplishments won’t mean anything. Every time my dad watches me wrestle & cheers me on, I feel like I’m the champion of the world. 

Finally, my father taught me the importance of having fun… F-U-N! My father is my biggest supporter, and he is always there to remind me to smile, pause and enjoy the moment. I can still hear his words ringing loudly before I walk out for every match: “Don’t forget to look out at the crowd and connect with them. They believe in you the same way that I do.”  Being a WWE Diva is hard work, there’s no doubt about that. There are long hours, lots of traveling and intense training. However, I wouldn’t trade it for the world because I really love what I do. My father reminds me to this day how lucky I am that my passion is wrestling because I never have to work a day in my life.” (Insert ANVIL laugh while pulling his goatee!) For that reason, I never gave up on my dream, and now I get to live it every day. My dad pushed me to keep going because he knew I loved this. He knew how much fun it was for me. My happiness made him happy. 

Recently, I moved to a new house. I hired movers, thinking I would just sit back and let them take care of everything. I hate moving! My cats hate moving. My goldfish hates moving (Ok, I don’t have a goldfish, but you get it!).  Instead, my father insisted on coming to oversee the move. He took such pride in taking the reins and making sure everything went smoothly. What is normally an exhausting and stressful event turned out to be one of the best days I’ve ever had with my dad. I also schemed up a plan with my dad to break a plastic lion head my mom bought me at a garage sale. I secretly thought it was absolutely hideous. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I did not want it hanging front and center in my living room. Who else could I turn to? Of course, I asked my dad for his assistance! I told him to pretend he tripped over the sprinkler outside and “accidentally” broke this horrendous plastic piece that was truly uglier than any garden gnome I’ve ever seen. Without fail, my dad happily body-slammed this plastic hunk of junk onto my driveway, risking my mom yelling at him if she had caught him. Imagine what the neighbors were thinking!?  My dad did it for me! Mission accomplished! He broke that plastic lion head and my mom’s feelings were spared! Now that is LOVE.  During the move, we worked hard, we laughed, and when he couldn’t quite get the giant couch out the door by himself, I got the other end and we moved it together. 

 

My father has taught me about love, perseverance, reflection, and how to throw a great punch! I am so proud of my dad. I wouldn’t be where I am today without him. I’m still working on growing my Anvil style goatee so I can be just like him 🙂 

 

Happy Father’s Day, Daddy!  And Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

I hope you truly enjoy reading Natalya’s Father’s Day Blog as much as I did. Natalya is truly hands on with her fans. Just this past week I tagged her in an Instagram  photo of my son and nephew who were sporting Cesaro & Kidd tee shirts. For those of you who are not WWE savvy Tyson Kidd is Natalya’s husband. WELL Nattie not only “liked” my photo she commented as well! Natalya’s actions are from the heart not only with her family but with her fans.

** Disclosure** I have not been compensated for this post. I am a #WWEMOM Ambassador and I enjoy sharing my love for WWE!