PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT TICKET GIVEAWAY: The Jill and Julia Show at the Iron Horse

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The Jill and Julia Show at the Iron Horse
Northampton, MA
Saturday, July 10th, 2010 @ 7pm

Hilltown Families and Iron Horse Entertainment Group have partnered up to offer a chance to win free tickets to see adult venues in Northampton, MA for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT!  You pay for the sitter, we’ll pay for the tickets!

This month we are pleased to offer a chance  to win a pairs of tickets to see The Jill and Julia Show.

Win the tickets and take your spouse, partner or good friend out for a night on the town. Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, 07/07/10 @ 7pm (EST).  More details below.


The Jill and Julia Show is a delightful, poignant yet wildly entertaining mash-up of music, comedy, improvisation and monologues. This one-of-a-kind performance revolves around embedding Julia’s stories into songs of Jill’s that share a common theme creating a sum greater than the individual parts. The debut at the world renowned TED conference in 2007 has grown to a monthly residency in and around Chicago and will be touring nationwide in 2010 and beyond.

Known for her four-year run on Saturday Night Live and her powerful solo shows, Julia Sweeney continues to carve out her own territory in entertainment, one that moves between the personal and the political, the controversial and the comical.

Jill Sobule’s work is at once deeply personal and socially conscious, seriously funny and derisively tragic. Over seven albums and a decade of recording, Jill has mused on topics such as the death penalty, anorexia, shoplifting, reproduction, the French resistance movement, adolescence, and the Christian right. The NY Times called her “…topical, funny and more than a little poignant …grown-up music for an adolescent age.”

From The Huffington Post: Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney might not at first seem an ideal show-business team; the experiential divide between comics and musicians is sufficiently wide that you rarely find them even attempting to forge a bond. (That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis remain the most successful such duo isn’t exactly inspirational.)

But when you give the matter a moment’s thought, you begin to see some common ground between the two performers: Sweeney, remember, glanced the Zeitgeist with her portrayal of a sexually ambiguous character named Pat; and Sobule scored a hit with her sexually ambiguous single, “I Kissed a Girl.”

More substantively, now both are forty-something women in an industry largely blind to anyone over thirty, and while each retains a certain girlishness–Sweeney’s breathy, often giggling line delivery, and Sobule’s bright, insouciant vocals–beneath the surface there’s nothing gamine about them.


Your chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Jill and Julia Show at the Iron Horse on Saturday, July 10th at 7pm is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!  To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per household) 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, 07/07/10 @ 7pm (EST).

If you don’t win you should still go. Tickets are available at the Northampton Box office, online at, or by calling 413-586-8686.

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