As a young girl, my parents often took day trips to Malibu where we would shop, eat, relax, and fish off the pier. I’d bring a bag of toys and my mother and I would play together while my father sat, fishing pole in hand, waiting for the next “bite.” One of my favorite toys was a small Strawberry Shortcake doll, and I still remember the way her hair smelled…sweet and fruity. As I was playing with her on the ledge, she fell deep into the Pacific Ocean. I still remember that day because, as any little girl would, I cried. But rather than tell me that she would buy me another one, my mother took me by the hand and we walked and walked and walked along the beach. If I were older, I would have known that we would never find that doll. But my mother was so optimistic, that I truly believed we could find her. To this day, I still can’t believe that moment when we saw her off in the distance, washed up along the shore. The sweet strawberry smell of her hair had been replaced by that of the salty Pacific ocean, but she was otherwise intact. I still have that doll tucked away in my parents’ home, waiting for the right day to give it to my daughter.
All I have are a series of moments with my children, and I aspire every day to leave an imprint in their mind so that when they get older, they’ll think back on these days with fondness. This weekend, three generations of women will see Strawberry Shortcake and the Doodlebops Live! On Stage at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. The show, which just finished touring in Canada, is based on the popular animated show Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures and will feature a live concert with the Doodlebops! My daughter will have an opportunity to see one of her favorite characters sing and dance for the very first time live onstage.
Strawberry Shortcake and the Doodlebops Live! On Stage will make it’s North American debut on Saturday, February 2nd at 4 pm. If you’ll be in LA this weekend, you can purchase tickets to the show by visiting Ticketmaster.Com or at the box office.
Here is a list of tour dates this Spring:
February 7 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater (6:00pm)
February 8 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (6:00pm)
February 9 – Coral Springs, FL – Coral Springs Center for the Arts (1:00pm)
February 10 – Melbourne, FL – King Center for Performing Arts (1:00pm)
February 16 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater (1:00pm & 4:00pm)
February 17 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1:00pm)
February 19 – Guelph, ON – River Run Centre (6:30pm)
February 20 – London, ON – Centennial Hall (6:30pm)
February 21 – Windsor, ON – Chrysler Theatre (6:30pm)
February 22 – Chatham, ON – Chatham Capitol Theatre (6:30pm)
February 23 – Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Place (1:00pm)
February 24 – Kingston, ON – Grand Theatre (1:00pm)
February 26 – Cornwall, ON – Aultsville Theatre (6:30pm)
February 27 – Ottawa, ON – Centrepointe Theatre (6:30pm)
February 28 – Peterborough, ON – Showplace Performance Theatre (6:30pm)
March 2 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theatre (1:00pm)
March 3 – Oshawa, ON – Regent Theatre (1:00pm)
March 9 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents The Oakdale Theatre (1:00pm)
March 10 – Westbury, NY – Theater at Westbury (1:00pm)
March 17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall (1:00pm)
You can win tickets to an upcoming performance by visiting their Facebook page!
Here is a preview of the brand new show!