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Buckhead Theatre - Shangri-La AcrobatsIncredible,” “breathtaking,” “stunning,” and “quite unbelievable,” are just a few quotes critics have used to describe this cultural masterpiece. THESHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS® 31st North American Theatre Tour will stop in Atlanta for one night only to perform a 7:30 pm show at The Buckhead Theatre Wednesday, November 17th.  The entertainment provided by these gifted performers appeals to all ages and transcends beyond language barriers by inspiring audience members through incredible acts of dexterity and skill. Prepare to sit back, relax and be transported by these magnificent acrobats to the mystical land of “Shangri-La,” where anything is possible and illusion becomes reality.

Produced by IAI Presentations, Inc., THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS® offers more than a glimpse into the fascinating traditions of the Orient. It consists of sensational Chinese acrobatics, balancing feats, martial arts displays, and much more. A truly Oriental spectacular and a show for all ages, the grace and precision of the acrobats are the triumph of years of dedicated training and discipline. Chinese acrobatics are, in fact, more than just a series of stunts. Most of the acts clearly demonstrate the achievement of perfection through finding harmony between mind and body – an ancient concept in the Orient.

Shangri-La at Buckhead Theatre

The sensational group has performed throughout South America, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Monte Carlo, Canada and the United States. For more than 30 years THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS® have been directed by the Hai Family from China and have achieved great success and standing ovations across North America and around the world. Their annual sold-out theatre tours astound audiences night after night with their incredible talents. The overwhelming response of the audience is a testament to the popularity of their unique brand of entertainment. The performers enjoy traveling the world and sharing their ancient art with audiences both young and old.

THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS® brings an exciting new genre of production to The Buckhead Theatre. The infusion of Asian culture and theatrical stunts are unlike any performance the venue has produced to date, yet plays into the theatre’s plan of being a diverse and multicultural entertainment center.

This multi-faceted and multicultural experience is an ideal educational opportunity. Subject to school’s interest, a matinee performance may be added to the show schedule to allow local students a unique chance to be emerged in Chinese culture and traditions. Schools interested in ticket information can contact Karla Curtis at 404-THE-BUCK or Elliot Penso at 404-372-4755.

Tickets for THE SHANGRI-LA CHINESE ACROBATS® will go on sale Saturday, October 16th at 10 am. Ticket prices are $12.50 for children/students 16 & under and $30 for adults and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 866-448-7849


After two years of waiting and a complete $6 million makeover, Buckhead Theatre, an impressive 33,000 square foot space, is officially open.  With a façade (and name) reminiscent of its early 20th century beginnings as a movie theater, combined with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems and a 10-foot LED marquee, Buckhead Theatre is the perfect combination of classic and hip.  With lectures, comedians, Broadway plays, public as well as private special events and of course, rock n’ roll, Buckhead Theatre  has a 2,500 person capacity and will serve as the epicenter of entertainment for Buckhead and beyond.  For more information, call 404-962-8700 or visit www.thebuckheadtheatre.com.  Parties or groups interested in private events can contact Myrna Antar with Novare Events at 404-962-8709.  You can also keep up with the venue by joining us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/buckheadtheatre or on twitter at www.twitter.com/buckheadtheatre.

The Buckhead Theatre: 3110 Roswell Road Atlanta, GA 30305

Enjoy the show!

SHORTS movie release + ‘Shorts’ prize package presented by TheMommyInsider.com

I hope you’re looking forward to Shorts, the new PG movie from the director of Spy Kids.. it’s sure to be a huge hit.  Sebastian can’t wait to see it!


In Theaters August 21st.. Shorts is set in the suburb of Black Falls, where all the houses look the same and everyone works for BLACK BOX Unlimited Worldwide Industries Incorporated, whose Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX (say that 5 times really fast) is the ultimate communication and do-it-all gadget that’s sweeping the nation.

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Other than keeping his parents employed, however, Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX has done nothing for 11-year-old Toe Thompson, who just wants to make a few friends…until a mysterious rainbow-colored rock falls from the sky, hits him in the head and changes everything. The Rainbow Rock does Mr. Black’s BLACK BOX one better: it grants wishes to anyone who holds it. Before long, wishes-gone-wrong have left the neighborhood swarming with tiny spaceships, crocodile armies, giant boogers…and outrageous magical mayhem around every corner.

But it’s not until the grown-ups get their hands on the Rock that the trouble really starts. Now Toe and his newfound friends must join forces to save their town from itself, discovering along the way that what you wish for is not always what you want.

Watch the trailer on the official website here.

The Mommy Insider is presenting three lucky readers with ‘Shorts’ prize packages!

Shorts movie prizes 2 First Prize Winners will receive these prizes with a retail value of $86.50!

• Kids Backpack (two styles!!)
• “Green Splat” T-shirT
• Lollipop
• Sticker sheets
• Frisbee
• Beach ball
• Hat
• Yo-Yo

Shorts movie prizes 1Grand Prize Winner will receive the complete prize pack listed above as well as the Shorts “Phlat” Ball.

Retail Value $109.50.

To enter to win, watch the trailer here on the official Shorts website, then come back here and leave a comment below telling me tell me why you want to see the movie. 

For additional entries:

  • Tell me what your wish would be if you got hold of the Rainbow Rock
  • Re-tweet this post then leave your Twitter ID in the comment

CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest starts on August 7th and ends August 24th

Read The Mommy Insider’s ‘Shorts contest rules’