Wicked Divas San Antonio Symphony

Nicole Parker and Katie Rose Clarke are two women who have played Elphaba and Glenda, respectively, from the hit Broadway musical Wicked. This Friday and Saturday, their show, Wicked Divas, will be putting on two performances at 8pm at Laurie Auditorium. It looks like an amazing program that includes hits not only from Wicked, but also Titanic, Phantom of the Opera, Carmen, and many more (see all below!) Not only is it a great night out for the family but I also found a 50% off coupon code for the tickets!

 

Wicked Divas | San Antonio Symphony Laurie Auditorium Travel Zoo Coupon Code

 

Tickets for the San Antonio Symphony performances can be purchased here:

COUPON CODE!!

Tickets can be purchased with a 50% off discount using the Travel Zoo coupon code of “zoo”.

Where:

Laurie Auditorium

715 Stadium Drive

San Antonio, TX 78212

Here’s a very detailed seating so you can know exactly where you’re sitting. It’s a relatively small theater so even the balcony seats are not too far away.

Wicked Divas | San Antonio Symphony Laurie Auditorium Travel Zoo Coupon Code

 

Program from a previous show:

‘Wicked Divas’ program

Overture to “Gypsy,” by Jule Styne

Selections from “Carmen,” by Georges Bizet

“Introduction” and “All That Jazz,” from “Chicago,” by John Kander

“I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady,” by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

“Back to Before” and “Ragtime” from “Ragtime,” by Stephen Flaherty

“Think of Me” from “Phantom of the Opera,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Ring Them Bells,” by John Kander and Fred Ebb

“Conga,” by Enrique Garcia

“I Hear a Symphony: Symphonic Sounds of Diana Ross,” by various composers

“No More Tears” from “Enough Is Enough,” by Paul Jabara and Bruce Roberts

“My Heart Will Go On” from “Titanic,” by James Horner and Will Jennings

“Diva’s Lament” from “Spamalot,” by Du Pruz and Eric Idle

“Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz,” by Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg

“Popular,” “Defying Gravity” and “For Good,” from “Wicked,” by Steven Schwartz

 

D-Box Movie Seats at Santikos Theatres

On a day off, a friend and I went to the Santikos Palladium to watch the second Sherlock Holmes movie. While were debating which show to see, we noticed that “D-box” seats were available for purchase.

D-box movie review santikos theaters

Right now Santikos Theatres have D-box seats in three San Antonio locations and 1 Houston location:

silverado houston dbox
San Antonio Silverado – $17.50
11505 W Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78250
Map & Directions

 


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Houston Silverado 19 IMAX – $17.75
24720 State Hwy 249, Tomball, TX 77375
Map & Directions

 


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San Antonio Palladium IMAX – $18.00
17703 W IH-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
Map & Directions

 


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San Antonio Mayan 14 – $16.00
1918 SW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78221
Map & Directions

 

You’ll know which movie has DBOX seating option in the showtimes section.

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By clicking on the movie time (NOT movie name) you’ll be taken to another site to purchase the tickets online with a credit card.

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During the online ticket checkout, we were able to select our own seats or best available.

D-box movie review santikos theaters

Selecting your own seats shows how many seats are still free and which ones are not.

FAVORITE SEATS: WE got F5 and F4 which had a bar in front of us to rest our feet on but did not obstruct the view in any way.

D-box movie review santikos theaters

*NOTE: If you do not purchase a ticket don’t think you can catch a free ride in an unoccupied seat. The seats that were not purchased before the movie sat as still as the old fashioned kind. No ticket, no ride!

Once we got to the Palladium we were able to swipe our card at the self-service kiosk (HINT!! There’s one inside the building by customer service that NEVER has a line…compared to the three outside the box office that are always 3 deep…each.)

D-box movie review santikos theaters

Then we made it to our seats after stopping for some light, yet incredibly expensive, concession stand snacks.

Actual Review and Thoughts

Once we got into the movie theater, we noticed right away how room and what a great view we had from our seats. In the first two rows of the elevated section, we found our seats and waited to have our worlds rocked. Reviews that I found said that even the previews came to life but none of the trailers we watched were synced with our chairs. A little bored and very curious we played with the buttons underneath the right side arm rest. I believe there were 4 or 5 levels of intensity that were customizable per chair. You even had the option to turn it completely off. Once the movie got going I didn’t remember to play with these.

Types of scenes that were animated:

  • Bumping along a road in a car
  • Scenic pans of train traveling scenes, as the camera rounded the bend, so did our chair, very subtly, probably the most welcome animation to me, my friend thought it was cheesy.
  • Explosion scenes – no surprises here, whenever something exploded on screen our chairs reiterated each crash and fire
  • Peering over something – there was a scene in Sherlock Holmes where we were leaned forward a bit in the chair

The chair completely movies, not just the back vibrating, physically moving. We were concerned about our drinks spilling around but it was never that drastic, especially after we had taken some quick gulps during the previews.

Would I do it again? Not for $18! BUT I have had other movie going friends who insist that it is the only way to experience a movie. I found it a little distracting, that instead of just getting caught up in the movie, I was paying attention to the movement of my chair. I think some movements were more subtle than others and I noticed it less…I would’ve preferred movie watching the old fashion way. That said…a scary movie would probably be 100 times more intense (to levels I’m not willing to experience.) I think anyone who considers them self a movie enthusiast should definitely give it a try.

During one review, a whopping 92% (or close to that number) of a test group surveyed responded favorably to the D-Box…so you don’t have to take my word for it.

D-box movie review santikos theaters

Additional review from the SA Current here.

Become a fan on Facebook and tweet your opinions to @dboxTech!

Pictures taken from the Santikos Palladium theatre in San Antonio, TX.

D-box movie review santikos theaters

D-box movie review santikos theaters

D-box movie review santikos theaters

So, a couple days before we saw this movie we saw this demo as we were leaving the movie theatre and I hurried us along, saying we didn’t need to sit in the seats. Had we, we would have experienced DBOX first hand without having to risk not liking the experience for an entire movie.

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Find NKOTBSB Tickets: New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys Summer Tour

Are you excited about the reunion tour of the Backstreet Boys AND New Kids on the Block?! The NKOTBSB Tour, originally scheduled for

NKOTBSB Presale Tickets: New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys Summer Tour tickets

Below are SIX fool-proof ways to get pre-sale tickets and other incredible offers for this (OR ANY) concert or sporting event.

1 – Buy VIP

This option is not for everyone since the tickets for this range from $295-$1295! VIP Club tickets (from bronze to platinum memberships/packages) are available for early purchase.

2 – Stalk Live Nation

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This tour is being produced by Live Nation – you want tickets? Sign up for everything you can!

  1. Email Offers – by becoming a member
  2. Download iPhone App – get alerts on exclusive app pre-sales
  3. @LiveNation – follow their tweets
  4. Become a Fan on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LiveNation

3 – Stalk Ticketmaster

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This tour is being produced by Live Nation – you want tickets? Sign up for everything you can!

  1. Email Offers – by becoming a member
  2. @ticketmaster – follow their tweets
  3. Become a Fan on Facebook:
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4 – Become a Fan

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This option is not for everyone since the tickets for this range from $295-$1295! VIP Club tickets (from bronze to platinum memberships/packages) are available for early purchase.

5 – Charge It! American Express

  1. Sign up for email alerts
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  3. @americanexpress
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6 – Join the Club


One of the best ways to get presale tickets to this or ANY concert is to subscribe to email alerts from the place the venue is showing. They will normally send out special URLs for presale tickets and promo codes. That’s how I was able to get my tickets early! If you don’t sign up in time to get the presale email, follow them on Twitter and Facebook, they’ll probably post the promo codes for their fans too! There are normally additional offers in their tweet stream or on their Facebook page!

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Mix 96.1’s Not So Silent Night 2009

UPDATED (12/15/2009):  Parking Information

The Institute of Texan Cultures suggested parking at the city lot on Durango which doesn’t close.  It’s Tower & ITC parking. Last they heard, $8.

Also, the Downtown Alliance San Antonio’s Twitter group @BeDowntown suggested the 2 parking lots near La Villita, 1 block away. Enter Park + Central Parking found on their handy map.

Finally my tweep, @RachelKeller (of renowned catering company @theRKgroup) saw event parking on the grass “Event Day Only” by Refugio Place apartments!

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I am incredibly excited about attending Mix 96.1’s Not So Silent Night 2009 at Hemisphere Park!  Here is everything you need to know!

-Schedule of Performers-

Follow the bands through different social media channels!

Band Twitter Facebook
@thefray http://www.facebook.com/TheFray
@BoysLikeGirls http://www.facebook.com/boyslikegirls
@blueoctoberband http://www.facebook.com/blueoctober
@jasonderulo http://www.facebook.com/jasonderulo
@DOWNWITHWEBSTER http://www.facebook.com/downwithwebster
@jaysean http://www.facebook.com/jaysean
@owlcity http://www.facebook.com/owlcity
@3OH3 http://www.facebook.com/3oh3music