Parents-Eye-Review

Parent reviews of family theater in the Berkshires, Berkshire County, Western Massachusetts

Parent’s Eye Review: StickerYou.com

Parent’s Eye Review: StickerYou.com

Prior to Christmas I received the opportunity to review the products at StickerYou.com. In particular the company’s new Signature Wall Decals. Having just completed a master bedroom renovation, I thought it would ideal to try one out just above my bed, though my teen daughter tried to argue that it would be more appropriate in […]

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Parent’s Eye Review: The Berkshire Museum’s Spark Lab results in a museum membership for one family

Parent’s Eye Review: The Berkshire Museum’s Spark Lab results in a museum membership for one family

Editor’s Note: Since writing this review, Erin writes: “I have been back to the Spark Lab four more time since I wrote that, bringing friends each time. It’s always enjoyed by all.” PITTSFIELD — I love educational toys and games. I am thrilled when my kids learn through playing, so I was very excited to hear […]

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 7 ~ Terry Treetop books (Review and Giveaway)

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway: Day 7 ~ Terry Treetop books (Review and Giveaway)

  From the time my first-born twins were in the womb (and if I’m honest even before that), I’ve been collecting and reading children’s books. Now that the twins and their little brother are  teenagers their reading tastes have changed a bit, but I’m still reading anything from picture books to young adult romances in […]

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Momma Mouse product review and giveaway [Parent’s Eye Review]

Momma Mouse product review and giveaway [Parent’s Eye Review]

A few week’s ago I received an email from local Adams momma, Amy Hughes (aka Mamma Mouse). Amy and her husband make their own laundry detergent ($7-$18), lip balm ($3), whipped body butter ($12), sugar scrub ($12), soap ($8 and under) and just recently started a trial of candles and melts (average price $4, but prices range) […]

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Parent’s Eye Review and Giveaway: ‘Irma Vep’ is a teen-friendly, campy romp in the woods

Parent’s Eye Review and Giveaway: ‘Irma Vep’ is a teen-friendly, campy romp in the woods

‘The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful,’ by Charles Ludlan, directed by Aaron Mark, plays at Berkshire Theatre Group’s Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge, through July 19. Tickets $42-$62 All kids, even those of us who are kids at heart, are impressed by good magic tricks. “The Mystery of Irma Vep” at Berkshire Theatre Group’s […]

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Parent’s Eye Review: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Barrington Stage Company is Broadway worthy — and you don’t have to take the train home

Parent’s Eye Review: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Barrington Stage Company is Broadway worthy — and you don’t have to take the train home

“Kiss Me Kate,” Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter, directed by Joe Calarco at Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage on Union Street in Pittsfield, June 11-July 12.  Tickets are $20-$67. I saw a show on NYC’s Broadway last night. Okay, no, I didn’t.  I did, however, see a show on Union Street in Pittsfield. Honestly, […]

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‘Tough Love’ to screen at Berkshire International Film Festival [Parent’s Eye Review]

‘Tough Love’ to screen at Berkshire International Film Festival [Parent’s Eye Review]

I often write about “when I was a good mom” on Renaissance Mom. I poke fun at how I used to pay more attention to my children and their needs much more so than I do now; how I’ve lost or forgotten Thing 3 in more places than I can remember; how cereal often becomes […]

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‘Young Frankenstein’ at Berkshire Community College ‘vas’ marvelous [Parents Eye Review]

‘Young Frankenstein’ at Berkshire Community College ‘vas’ marvelous [Parents Eye Review]

Author’s Note: I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to contribute theater reviews for Berkshire Family Focus’ “Parent’s Eye View” column this theater season. Combining my writing and my passion for live theater, I could not say no! As Berkshire Family Focus is a family publication, I will rate each production as “Family Friendly” […]

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You and the kids will LOL at Barrington Stage Company’s ‘On the Town’ [PARENT’S EYE REVIEW]

You and the kids will LOL at Barrington Stage Company’s ‘On the Town’ [PARENT’S EYE REVIEW]

On the Town Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins Directed by Tony-winner John Rando At Barrington Stage Company’s Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, through July 13 Tickets start at $20 EDITOR’S NOTE: This review represents a Parent’s-Eye-Review of local theater and is […]

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