Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch – Giveaway

April 10, 2011

I’m giving away 4 tickets to the April 16th show at 1PM of Swimmy, Frederic, and Inch By Inch. It is at the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University – which is a lovely theatre and there’s a small and interesting art gallery nearby – interesting because they showcase work by  amazing artists. That day also has a free family day from 10AM-3PM.

The show is performed by Mermaid Theatre from Nova Scotia, Canada. I started working in children’s theatre both as a playwright and actor and while I never worked at The Mermaid Theatre, it has an internationally known reputation of producing high quality work and this is one theatre’s work I have always wanted to see – as an adult with a child’s heart.
Many of my friends have gone to Nova Scotia to see their work. It was something to do as a Canadian theatre artist. We are so lucky they are touring more and coming to Malibu. Don’t pass this opportunity to see their work. Really. If you can’t make the 1PM show, plan to make it to the 11AM show. Tickets start at $10. There is not a bad seat in the house. Bring your lunch and have a picnic with ocean views. 

Parking can be a big confusing. Sometimes you may park in their parking lot. If you park on the street or in a neighboring parking lot in the Pepperdine University area, there are shuttle buses which come every 10 minutes. Give yourself plenty of time to park and walk or shuttle. It’s beautiful there so personally, I find it fun to walk or shuttle to the theatre. So does my daughter. It’s part of the ritual of going to the Smothers Theatre.

(We will miss this show, unfortunately. When I found that out, I wrote to them trying to figure out when they will next return to Southern California. Suddenly, I wished I was a theatre producer again who can host them 🙂

*Natural Traveling Momma is happy to giveaway 4 tickets to see the Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch on Saturday, April 16, 2011 for their 1 p.m. performance at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre in Malibu. To enter, please comment below. For an additional entry, click on Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre’s website and then comment once again below. Good luck! The giveaway ends on April 12th at 5PM. My daughter will pick out one winner and the winner will be notified by April 13th, 2011.

Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre


Pepperdine University Kids’ Playhouse Series will feature a magical production of “Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch” on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Pepperdine’s Smothers Theatre in Malibu. Drawn from Leo Lionni’s exquisite Caldecott Honor Books, this trilogy brings to life the tiny fish that fends off danger using ingenuity, the poetic mouse that warms hearts, and the loveable inchworm that shares his facility for measuring absolutely everything. The stories unfold gently and are told with innovative puppetry and original music. Best appreciated by ages 3–8 and families. Presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. I have friends who have seen their work and have raves to say about them.

Don’t miss Family Art Day in the Gregg G. Juarez Palm Courtyard! Join us for special art projects and Weisman Museum tours from 10 AM to 3 PM on each Saturday of the Kids’ Playhouse Series. Family Art Day is free and open to the public.

UPDATE: Congratulations, Deirdre Nagle for winning the four tickets!

21 Responses to “Swimmy, Frederick, and Inch by Inch – Giveaway”

  1. Tania Says:

    We would absolutely love this. thanks mj
    Tania Ashara and Jett

  2. Elisa Says:

    the sounds wonderful… I am off to look at the website 🙂

  3. Elisa Says:

    this looks so good, I hope we win… if not we will have to buy tickets. Thanks M.J.!!!

  4. Denise Young Says:

    I LOVE Leo Lionni’s books — i would LOVE this! thanks:)

  5. judy san Says:

    Hope we can win the tickets. Thank you!

  6. Deirdre Nagle Says:

    He’s one of my favorite children’s authors. This would be a blast!

  7. Allyson Says:

    We missed the sesame street thing because Amelia was sick. I doubt we would be lucky enough to win something g twice, but you never know! We love the books so the play sounds like a great extension.
    Allyson Amelia

  8. shauna slome Says:

    We would love this!! MJ, you are the queen of great give-aways!!!
    XO Shauna

  9. Saskia Tracy Says:

    We all love Leo Lionni’s books! Thanks for the opportunity, and the head’s up- sound’s so fun!

  10. Sarah Shackleton Says:

    This sounds great, we love Leo Lionni too! Thanks for the review!

  11. Naeli Says:

    Sounds perfect for my kids. Thanks

  12. jen and nicholas Says:

    We love Leo Lionni! Our favorite is Tillie and the Wall.

    jen and nicholas

  13. Laura Says:

    we were planning to see this and would love to be entered for the give away.

  14. karen elpant Says:

    sounds like a great show! would love to go!

  15. Amy Says:

    We would love a shot at the tickets too! We would put them to great use. Thank you!!!
    Amy, Curtis and Zia

  16. Jenny H. Says:

    Would love these.

  17. Britt Says:

    Sophie and I would love to be entered! Thanks, MJ! 🙂

  18. julie Slater Says:

    as an arts educator I am so excited to get my kids into the theater. and these books are so beautiful

  19. julie Slater Says:

    thanks for offering this

  20. Grace Q Says:

    I rarely win anything. It would be so nice if I did. THanks for the chance to enter. Grace

  21. parcelpost Says:

    We’d love to win, thanks M.J for these great giveaway chances!

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