About This Blog

Rated P is a sketch comedy musical about parenthood celebrating the wonders & lunacy of raising kids from conception to college. This blog, written by Rated P's author & lyricist, Sandy Rustin, offers up a humorous and heartfelt look at the nitty gritty business of parenting.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Spring in Fall's Step

 Photo: ForestWander/Creative Commons 

Not to be punny, but I always feel that fall has a spring in its step. First days of school, new shoes, less frizzy hair ... in my opinion, fall really has it going on.

For me, this fall represents a whole bunch of new opportunities. A cast album is in the works for Rated P, and the show is gearing up to begin its regional life. (Got a theatre you'd like us to play at? Let me know in the comments section here!)  

Writing this blog has opened up all kinds of proverbial cans of worms and I'm grateful and excited to see what comes down the pipeline next.  

For starters, I want to share with you my new column on Parentables.com. I'm honored to represent the Rated P perspective as a contributing writer for TLC. I figure if Michelle Dugger and Kate Gosselin can do it ...

At the end of this post, you'll find some snippets of my latest Parentables columns with links to the real deal. If you're following this blog - THANK YOU - you can also follow me on Parentables by clicking the RSS feed and signing up.

Speaking of THANK YOU, as a special thanks to the Rated P (for parenthood) Blog readers, I'd like to offer a pair of tickets to one lucky reader for an upcoming Midtown Direct Rep event. 

I serve as Co-Artistic director (along with Jeremy Dobrish) of Midtown Direct Rep, a theatre company comprised of friends and neighbors from the South Orange/Maplewood area (who also happen to be Broadway professionals).

Poster Design: Heather Kern at Popshopstudio.

This ticket offer is for "Broadway's Night Off," an event that will include a Broadway themed silent auction followed by a special concert performed by MDR company members, on Monday, October 1st at SOPAC. 

It is shaping up into an incredible night! (The auction includes tix and backstage tours of tons of Bway shows!)  

Two Steps To Win These Tickets: 
1) Please leave a comment here letting me know you'd like to be entered to win!
2) Share the Rated P blog link: http://ratedpforparenthood.blogspot.com/ on Facebook or Twitter.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random on Monday, September 17th! GOOD LUCK!

Wishing you all, a spring in your autumn step.


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1 comment:

  1. I'd love to win because it just sounds fabulous. And meaningful.