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10 Memorial Day Deals to Get You Ready for Summer

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We’re about to kick summer into high gear this Memorial Day Weekend! TicketsatWork.com is featuring the best Memorial Day Deals with savings up to 50% off.

From tours and attractions to theme parks and shows, we have you covered with the hottest deals from coast to coast to make this Memorial Day an unforgettable one.

Spirit of Boston Dinner Cruise
Come dine, dance and celebrate as you enjoy picture-perfect views of the Boston skyline and waterfront landmarks on this 3-hour cruise. After your delicious dinner buffet, boogie down to the onboard DJ while taking in beautiful views of famous landmarks like Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston’s Seaport District and the USS Constitution warship. Save over 25%

Rental Car
Get to where you’re going this holiday weekend in a snazzy rental car. Type in your pick-up location, select the desired dates and check all the options from you choice of four car rental services: Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise and National. Save up to 25% nationwide

World of Coca-Cola
Spend the day in Atlanta exploring the fascinating story of Coca‑Cola. Interact with multiple exhibits and sample more than 100 different beverages. The multimedia home of the more than 130-year-old secret formula for Coca-Cola features 1,200+ never-before-displayed artifacts, 4D Theatre, pop culture gallery, and a behind-the-scenes look at the bottling process. Save up to 10%

Colonial Williamsburg
From hands-on activities to guided tours of original 18th-century buildings to an unmatched folk-art collection, there’s something for everyone at Colonial Williamsburg. Step back in time and meet the people who made America. Enjoy a leisurely ride through the Historic Area by horse-drawn carriage, or dine on colonial-inspired favorites at one of the many Historic taverns. Save up to 15%

Architecture River Tour – Navy Pier
Explore Chicago’s famous architecture from all three branches of the Chicago River. Over 40 Chicago landmarks await you on this 75-minute tour, from hidden architectural treasures to the city’s best landmarks (Tribune Tower, Wrigley Building, Trump Tower, Marina City). Expert guides tell you how Chicago’s buildings, architecture and engineering made the city famous. Save up to 25%

Broadway Shows
Make a date for world-class entertainment in NYC’s exciting Theatre District. Broadway delivers the hot new shows and long-running classics. From star-driven revivals to new productions, the 2019 season is heating up Broadway. TicketsatWork.com features ticket savings for close to 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. Save up to 50%

Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Birch Aquarium features 5000 fish in 60+ habitats. An oceanographic museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps Oceanography scientists from UC San Diego. Take in spectacular panoramic ocean views, get hands on with interactive activities, see a feeding, and dive deeper into the world under, in, and above the oceans. Save 15%

Orlando Balloon Rides
Your one-hour, sunrise flight ascends anywhere from tree tops to several thousand feet high. Once airborne, the pilot points out spectacular sites of the area, from theme parks to the Orange groves and forests, to swamps absolutely untouched for thousands of years. Upon landing a traditional champagne toast is held to celebrate your wonderful adventure and your pilot will present you with a personalized flight certificate. Save 30%

Authentic Taste of Maui Tour
Lucky travelers to Hawaii can experience the joys of authentic Hawaiian dishes and local cuisine. Knowledgeable tour guides take you into the heart of Wailuku and its historical neighborhood to savor the sights and flavors of Maui. In a luxury air-conditioned Mercedes van, visit 7 authentic food locations, sampling over 17 dishes. End the tour at a family-owned local brewery to taste flagship beers and a delicious local dish. Save today!

Laithwaite Wine
Relax this Memorial Day sipping award-winning wines. This special offer gives you 15 delicious wines for only $4.67 a bottle. Uncork top-vintage California Cabernet, double-gold-medal Malbec and more. Read about each wine and choose reds, whites or a mix of both for the same low price. A perfect idea for National Wine Day, which is set for May 25th! Grab your wine deal now!

By Jeff Hyatt

8 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy the Warmer Weather Right Now

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Now’s the perfect time to get outside and soak up the sun with an outdoor activity. Grab your family and friends for a late spring/early summer adventure around the country. Today, we’re spotlighting eight great attractions and activities that are ideal for having fun outdoors!

Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
Zooming across the water on a fab speedboat is awesome fun, and so very Miami. Hop aboard a power catamaran for a 45-minute off-shore adventure providing the ultimate sightseeing experience. Capture views of Miami’s gorgeous skyline from the comfort of a luxurious speedboat. Save over 35%

Out of Africa Wildlife Park (Camp Verde, AZ)
Enjoy a fun day surrounded by amazing animals in large, natural habitats at this wildlife park located nearby to Phoenix. This ultimate animal adventure is great for all ages, featuring shows like Tiger Splash and Predator Feed, and an immersive safari tour.  Save over 20%

Chicago Sunset Bike Tour
Chicago’s iconic skyline takes center stage on this evening bike tour. See the best views of the Windy City on a comfy cruiser bike. Roll through Grant Park and along the Chicago River before turning into the Loop to get up close with the city’s architectural giants. Finish the tour with a spin out to Museum Campus to take in the stunning views of the city as the lights come on. Save 15%

New York Yankees
TicketsatWork.com features Preferred Access Ticket for all the MLB teams, but if you’re in the Big Apple, visit Yankee Stadium to see the Bronx Bombers in action. Enjoy the game and explore Yankee Stadium, from Monument Park and sampling the variety of delicious food, to seeing the Yankee Stadium Museum, and checking out the clubhouse shops for merchandise. Save over 30%

Philadelphia Zoo
Located in the Centennial District of Philadelphia, the 42-acre zoo is home to more than 1300 animals, many rare and endangered. The zoo offers exhibits, attractions and the new animal exploration trail experience called Zoo360, a campus-wide travel and exploration trail network that creates an interactive experience for both animals and guests. Save over 20%

San Francisco Segway Experience Tour
What a cool way to explore the City by the Bay! Glide along on this 2-hour Segway tour, cruising through San Francisco neighborhoods and along the waterfront, viewing city attractions like Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Pier 45 and more. Save now!

Dana Point Wharf Whale Watching
Blue Whale season is officially here! Hit the open ocean to search for whales, dolphins, sea lion and other exciting marine life. Trips are 2 hours long, guided by expert captains who will educate you on the abundant ocean life off the coast. Save up to 50%

Music Festivals
So many awesome music festivals on the schedule this spring/summer season. You can find all the best events on TicketsatWork, but here are two to check out.

  • Bonnaroo
    Manchester, TN, June 13-18
    Bonnaroo is one of summer’s most anticipated music events, a 3-day fest of fun vibes and great entertainment. The 2019 lineup includes Phish, The Avett Brothers, Post Malone, Cardi B, The Lumineers, Phish, Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile. Grab your tickets!
  • BottleRock
    Napa Valley, CA, May 24-26
    A delightful way to welcome summer! Live music, food and wine come together for this thrilling annual event in the heart of California wine country. The line-up for the 7th edition is superb: Neil Young, Pharrell Williams, Santana, Gary Clark Jr., Nathaniel Ratliff & The Night Sweats – just to name a few! Get your tickets!

By Jeff Hyatt

The Top 10 Tony-Nominated Performances to See Now

The Tony Awards are almost here, with the ceremony scheduled to occur on June 9, 2019. The Tonys are a celebration of excellence in Broadway theater, and this season’s crop of amazing nominees will make for one contentious evening. Here are ten Tony Award nominees that audiences will want to make sure that they see sooner rather than later, especially if they want to be prepared to make their Tony predictions.

Bryan Cranston in Network
The rush to see Bryan Cranston in Network before the Tony Awards is two-fold. First, the Best Actor in a Play nominee is brilliant as anchorman Howard Beale, a character who literally unravels on live television. Second, the Ivan van Hove-directed production of Lee Hall’s adaptation of Paddy Chayefsky’s Academy Award-winning screenplay is a limited engagement set to close on June 8th, the day before the Tony Awards. This is a dynamic performance you do not want to miss.

Amber Gray in Hadestown
With all due respect to the entire cast of Hadestown, which is wowing audiences every night at the Walter Kerr Theatre, it is Amber Gray who has emerged from the pack as one of the production’s highlights. Gray’s unforgettable turn as the goddess “Persephone,” who is bound to the underworld for six months per year, is an exploding firecracker and a thrill to watch. She also sings one of the show’s most haunting numbers, “I Raise My Cup,” with that rare quality of thoroughly inhabiting the material.

Santino Fontana in Tootsie
When critics talk about “tour de force” performances, what Santino Fontana is achieving in the musical comedy Tootsie is just that. In playing the role of Michael Dorsey, the actor who transforms himself into the actress Dorothy Michaels, Fontana walks a tightrope of having to navigate two essentially different characters, both inhabited by the same person. His eleven o’clock number, “Talk to Me Dorothy,” is a showstopper worthy of the ticket price in and of itself.

Annette Bening in All My Sons
Who wouldn’t jump at the opportunity to see one of Hollywood’s most enduring and oft-celebrated actresses live on the Broadway stage? That is exactly what you will get with Annette Bening, who is starring in the current Roundabout Theatre revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons. The star of such films as The Grifters, The American President, American Beauty, Being Julia and The Kids are All Right gives a riveting performance as the matriarch of a family plagued by sins and secrets. Get yourself to the show soon, though, because All My Sons is a limited engagement that ends June 30th, 2019.

Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate!
Speaking of limited engagements from Roundabout Theatre Company, the revival of the Cole Porter musical classic Kiss Me, Kate! is slated to close on June 30 as well. The chief reason not to miss this production? One simply cannot pass up the divinely comedic performance of Tony winner Kelli O’Hara (The King and I) as the tempestuous diva actress Lilli Vanessi and her alter ego, the stinging shrew Katherine. O’Hara also sports a glorious singing voice that wraps around songs like “So In Love” and “Wunderbar” with ethereal gold.

Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
When Alex Brightman burst onto the scene a few seasons back with his hilarious performance in School of Rock, we all knew he was with us for the long haul. Jump ahead a few seasons, and here he is, at the same theater, playing the macabre and hilariously twisted title role in the Broadway musical Beetlejuice. The character is over-the-top, boisterous, loud and loveable, all of which Brightman has proven he can juggle with aplomb. For this season’s best comedic performance, do not miss him in Beetlejuice.

Stephanie J. Block in The Cher Show
Playing a rock-and-roll icon such as Cher is a daunting task. The possibility of not measuring up to audience expectations never disappears. Stephanie J. Block, however, makes this very difficult task look easy as pie in The Cher Show. Block, who has been Tony-nominated on several occasions, is an eclectic performer who can handle anything that comes her way. Her embodiment of Cher is miraculous, a must-see for anyone who appreciates a chameleon-like theatrical star at the top of her form.

Jeff Daniels in To Kill a Mockingbird
If classic American literature featuring an inspiring story about speaking out against injustice appeals to you, then you can imagine how a live stage performance of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird starring film star Jeff Daniels is apt to thrill. Daniels is giving one of the best reviewed performances of his career playing the iconic role of Atticus Finch, the lawyer and father who teaches the world through his convictions and actions.

Ali Stroker and Mary Testa in Oklahoma!
In this case, we cannot mention one without including the other. Ali Stroker and Mary Testa, both nominated in the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category, share the stage in this invigorating take on the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic Oklahoma! Stroker is an up-and-coming talent who impresses with her big personality, powerhouse belt and how she uses her wheelchair to help create her character of the libidinous Ado Annie Carnes. Mary Testa, a seasoned star of the musical stage, lends her gravitas and on-point comedic timing to the character of the salty Aunt Eller. It is two great performances for the price of one.

Derrick Baskin in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
Stephanie J. Block isn’t the only Tony nominee bringing to life a famous persona of the music world. Derrick Baskin is giving his own dynamic performance as Otis Williams of the music group The Temptations, who are the subject of the jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations. Come see how the talented young men who made up this music group became stars, even as they were processed for mass consumption by the Motown musical scene.

Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.

Get Soaked: 7 Best Water Rides at Theme Parks Nationwide

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As the weather heats up, now is the perfect time to grab the swimsuit and shades, and venture off to an exciting water theme park. From slipping down wild rides to cozily cruising along a lazy river, water parks deliver lots of fun in the sun.

We’re featuring seven must-do water rides across the country, which you can get great discount tickets on TicketsatWork.com.

Keelhaul Falls at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, Orlando, FL
Feel the force of whitewater rapids as you rush along a course lined with boulders and palm trees. Whoosh through caverns and spin below waterfalls before an exhilarating splashdown at the bottom. Buy now and save!

Surfer’s Swell at Carowinds’ Carolina Harbor, Charlotte. NC
Do you have what it takes to brave the surf of this massive water slide? Grab a tube and climb aboard to begin the descent down this 45 foot tall experience. This 263 foot long slide ends by gracefully sending riders through a final tunnel for a fun ‘splash landing’ into a pool at the bottom. Save over 40%

Music City Racer at Nashville Shores, Nashville, TN
The six-lane ride begins atop a towering, five-story platform. Travel at speeds up to 25 mph on a single raft as you descend down the more than the length of a football field slide. Race your friends and family to the bottom to see who is the champion. Save 35%

Krakatau Aqua Coaster at Universal’s Volcano Bay, Orlando, FL
Four-person canoes slide upward through the mists and into the dark twists and turns within the volcano before emerging with a plunge through a shimmering waterfall.

Laguna Storm Watch Towe at Knott’s Soak City, Orange County, CA
Pray the weather clears on the Typhoon, Tornado and Cyclone tube slides atop the 43-ft.-high tower. Ride alone or with a friend on your inflatable raft to help you steer through the stormy waters ahead. Save over 25%

Walhalla Wave at Aquatica, San Diego, CA
Climb aboard a family-size raft and share a splashing good time down this 78-foot ride. Walhalla Wave’s circular family raft sends riders along a watery path with long twists and turns. Save up to 20%

Cliffhanger at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Galveston, TX
This wild ride features an impressive freefall from a height of 81 feet and reaches speeds approaching 40 mph. Save 25%

By Jeff Hyatt

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