Ticket Giveaway: Family Season Pass to PaintBox Theater Summer Series

PaintBox Theater Summer Series
July 7-10, July 21-24 & August 4-7
At Theater 14 in Northampton, MA

Hilltown Families and PaintBox Theater have partnered up to offer one lucky family a Family Season Pass for 4 to the PaintBox Theater Summer Series. Three shows this summer will be presented by PaintBox Theater in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, on the Smith College Campus in Northampton, MA. Deadline to enter to win is 06/30/10. Find out how to enter to win below.


PaintBox Theatre is in residence at New Century Theatre at Smith College for it’s 7th great year! Northampton’s own innovative theatre of imagination and improvisation for the young and young at heart, PaintBox Theatre tells classic tales with a twist. Three actors tell a story in a unique style, including projected children’s art, interactive games and songs, wacky props, puppets, fun costumes, and lots and lots of audience participation. Join founder and well-known Massachusetts storyteller Tom McCabe along with the cast for a show that parents will enjoy as much as their children!


Theater is all about really good stories, playing pretend, bright colors, music, laughter, and performers filling a space with fun. PaintBox Theater starts with stories we all know and love – this year, Peter Rabbit, Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Musketeers. Kids get the opportunity to see stories play out in real life, adventuring along with the heroes, rooting against the bad guys, and even sometimes joining the fun onstage with singing and improvisation!


Starting with Peter Rabbit, running from July 7-10 at 10:30 A.M, based on Beatrix Potter’s classic collection of 5 children’s tales. Get the book out of the library and read it through and then watch as the details come to life on stage. Along with Peter, you’ll meet Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Benjamin Bunny, Two Bad Mice, the Flopsy Bunnies, and that nasty but loveable Farmer McGregor. There will be songs to sing and lots of audience participation. – Peter’s world is the garden, the perfect setting for summer adventure. This is one kid who loves to eat his vegetables! He sneaks into Farmer McGregor’s garden because he loves lettuces, green beans, carrots, and all things fresh and green. Your little bunnies will want a trip to the Farmer’s Market after seeing Peter’s passion for produce!


The Three Billy Goats Gruff, running from July 21-24 at 10:30 A.M., might seem like it’s about a scary troll, taunting poor goats trying to cross his bridge, but don’t be so sure! Director Tom McCabe is going to place a very special spin on this classic. His take – a tale about bullying. The twist? The troll is the one who is bullied, teased and, at the beginning of the story, alone. With the help of the audience and lots of suggestions from fairy tale characters crossing the bridge overhead, the troll will make friends and work things out. – Making friends is tough, especially if you feel different. We always hear about the main characters in fairy tales, but what about the person whose story isn’t told? Everybody deserves a chance to speak, and to be themselves, no matter what they look like or where they come from. We are all different, and that makes us special. Every day a new audience will make the show a little different, joining the actors onstage, and every kid can bring their own special talents to shine!


The Three Musketeers runs August 4-7 at 10:30 A.M. The title tells it all. There’s enough adventure for even the heartiest swashbuckler. You don’t have to bring your sword; our imaginations will provide all that we need. Capes will be flying as performers deal with the bad guys and save the day. – This final PaintBox show is about action and intrigue, but also about friendship. All for one and one for all! No journey is complete without a couple of good friends, and no obstacle is too great to face when you’re together. And the Musketeers can’t do it without friends in the audience! Everybody gets a chance to be a Musketeer at our show.


Your chance to win a Family Season Pass for 4 to the PaintBox Theater Summer Series to see and participate in three different shows at Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, on the Smith College Campus in Northampton, MA, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME (first/last) and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) must include your town to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, 06/30/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go! Tickets are $7, and a season pass is $18. – For information and reservations call (413) 587-3220.


  1. Andi Turowsky said,

    July 8, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Hi Sienna! We LOVE Paintbox!!!!

  2. July 8, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Entertaining for me and my 3 year old!

  3. Chrisoula Roumeliotis said,

    July 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Wonderful! We are so excited.

    Thank you!

  4. July 1, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Congratulations to:

    • Chrisoula Roumeliotis of Worthington, MA

    Chrisoula has won a Family Season Pass for 4 to the PaintBox Theater Summer Series. Three shows this summer will be presented by PaintBox Theater in Theatre 14, Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, on the Smith College Campus in Northampton, MA.

    If you did not win tickets, you should still check out this summer theater series. For more information on performance days/times and tickets, call (413) 585-3220 or visit them online at http://www.newcenturytheatre.org/paintbox.html

  5. Deborah said,

    June 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Seven and four year old budding actresses would love to see Paintbox again. Thanks for offer.

    Deborah Doulette
    Whately, MA

  6. Kady von Schoeler said,

    June 30, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Kady von Schoeler
    Williamsburg, MA

  7. Libby Maxey said,

    June 30, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Sounds like fun!

    Libby Maxey
    Conway, MA

  8. Marianne Yenouskas said,

    June 30, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Will be very excited if we win this!! Great theater!

    Northampton MA

  9. Diane Kanzler said,

    June 30, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Please count us in for the drawing.

    Diane Kanzler
    Greenfield, MA

  10. Holly Zimmerman said,

    June 29, 2010 at 5:47 am

    We love these shows!!! They are fun and entertaining!
    Williamsburg, MA

  11. Kate Kruckemeyer said,

    June 29, 2010 at 12:18 am

    We love these shows! What a great give-away.
    Kate Kruckemeyer, Holyoke

  12. June 29, 2010 at 12:14 am

    The kids would love to go to these shows.


  13. Mindy Jenkins said,

    June 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Used to bring my boys when they were little, now my daughter is 6 and would love this!

    Easthampton, MA

  14. Melissa Flynn said,

    June 28, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Oops! Misread “URl.” We’re in Belchertown.

  15. June 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    We are eagerly anticipating “discovering” Paintbox with our 2-yr-old daughter this year!

  16. Jennifer Gottlieb said,

    June 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Paintbox is a highlight of the summer!


  17. rachel keller of Williamsburg said,

    June 28, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    So nice to make this offer, thanks!

  18. June 28, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    The kids have been asking to go to Painbox again this year! This would be amazing!


  19. Anna Clark said,

    June 27, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Going to Paint Box Theater has become a wonderful summertime tradition for our family.
    Anna Clark and Family
    Florence, MA

  20. Eileen Hamel said,

    June 27, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Our girls LOVE this theatre! Love to go again!
    Eileen Hamel
    Southampton, MA

  21. Kirsten Lane said,

    June 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Love the paintbox. Such a fun thing to do with kids big and small!

    Kirsten Lane
    Florence, MA

  22. Stefanie Krantz said,

    June 25, 2010 at 8:07 am

    The kids just love Paint Box Theater! We would love to go to the upcoming shows!

  23. Valerie G. said,

    June 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    I have never gone, but it looks great.


  24. Bill S. said,

    June 23, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    This is great!

  25. Jessica M said,

    June 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Jessica Morris
    Northampton MA

  26. marianne said,

    June 23, 2010 at 11:50 am

    this would be great!
    Marianne Bullock
    Greenfield, Ma

  27. Myssie Casinghino said,

    June 23, 2010 at 9:49 am

    this is an amazing give-a-way, thank you.
    We live in Easthampton, MA

  28. Christine Hebert said,

    June 23, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Sounds wonderful!
    Christine Hebert
    Chicopee, MA

  29. Karen Sullivan said,

    June 23, 2010 at 7:57 am

    Fun, fun!

    Northampton, MA

  30. Jessica Thompson said,

    June 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    we’d love to go
    Jessica Thompson
    Ashfield, MA

  31. Cheli Mennella said,

    June 20, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    my family would love these shows.

    colrain, ma

  32. Stephanie Billings said,

    June 20, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for the great events. Stephanie in Florence, MA

  33. Holiday Shapiro said,

    June 19, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    We loved it last year! Holiday

  34. Tina Tudryn said,

    June 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Great lineup of shows – definitely on our family’s hit list for Summer Fun this year!


  35. dina raymond said,

    June 18, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    We LOVE paintbox theatre and have been going for 3 consecutive years. We’ll be there even if we don’t win but it sure would be nice !

  36. Carrie Healy said,

    June 18, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    “Paintbox” sounds like a great series of performances to enjoy with our family. Love to randomly win!

    Carrie Healy & family
    Shelburne, Mass. USA

  37. Paul Catanzaro said,

    June 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

    One of our favorite summer activities! We look forward to it all year. The kids are still quoting Chicken Little!


  38. Christy Winslow said,

    June 18, 2010 at 5:46 am

    We love these shows- it’s always a great time!
    Christy Winslow
    Haydenville, MA

  39. Karen Bayne said,

    June 17, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    We’d love to go!
    Karen & Matt Bayne
    Northampton, MA

  40. Diane Kelly said,

    June 17, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Our 7 year old would love it!

    Diane Kelly
    Deerfield, MA

  41. Andrea said,

    June 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    We always enjoy coming to the Paintbox shows. This season sounds great!

  42. Julie Russell said,

    June 17, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Julie Russell
    Granby, MA

    thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  43. Leslie Charles said,

    June 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    This would be great!
    Leslie Charles
    downtown Chesterfield, MA

  44. June 17, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    We live in Hadley, MA and this would be great for my three kids and myself! Haven’t been yet but looking forward to the possibility!

  45. bekki craig said,

    June 17, 2010 at 11:09 am

    My daughter and I have gone for years~to every show! The shows are funny, smart and fun for all ages. general seating so arrive early and get ready to participate!!
    Bekki Craig
    Greenfield, MA

  46. Cindy Sullivan said,

    June 17, 2010 at 8:02 am

    We would love to see these shows…have been in the past and they were fantastic!!!
    Cindy Sullivan
    Hadley, MA

  47. Chris Curtis said,

    June 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    This is a great giveaway! It would be fun to win!

    South Hadley, MA

  48. Amy Hill said,

    June 16, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    We’ve never been, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

    Sunderland, MA

  49. Jinsook Delisle said,

    June 16, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    we enjoyed last year one. we cannot wait to see it again

  50. Tanya said,

    June 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it.

    Tanya Lieberman
    Florence, MA

  51. Michelle Melnik said,

    June 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    As always great giveaway!! I just recently learned of the Paintbox Theatre, and we’ll definitely be going to these shows.

    Thanks again,

    Michelle Melnik
    Deerfield, MA

  52. Chrisoula Roumeliotis said,

    June 16, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    We love these shows. This would be great!

    Chrisoula Roumeliotis
    Worthington, MA

  53. jensen family said,

    June 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    this would be wonderfilled! thank you! with respect, the jensen family in leeds,ma.

  54. Amanda Saklad said,

    June 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    What a great way to expose the kids to theatre! Hope I win!

    Amanda Saklad
    Belchertown, MA

  55. Melanie Lally Northampton MA said,

    June 16, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Went to all the shows last year with 4 year old….we both would enjoy going to the shows again this year!

  56. Rory Dexter said,

    June 16, 2010 at 7:17 am

    We went to a show last summer and really enjoyed it. Would love to go to all four this year…
    Rory Dexter
    Pelham, Ma

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