[note] Tickets for this giveaway were donated by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. All opinions are my own.   [/note]

by Jill P



We’re excited about the latest KSO Family Discovery Series performance, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, by Dr. Suess. The performance is scheduled for Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 pm in the Chenery Auditorium.

We love the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and are so fortunate to have an arts organization that is so involved in our community! Did you see the “What You Want To Know About The Kalamazoo Symphony In Your Child’s School” article we published last week by Liz Youker, Vice President, Education and Community Partnerships for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra? She answers the questions that you want to know about the fun programs that the KSO offers to our local schools.


Here’s a little more information about the upcoming performance that is designed for families and kids.


“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” – by Dr. Seuss

Adapted for orchestra and stage by Tyler White and Tim Marrone, this delightful children’s story is coming to Chenery Auditorium. Join the KSO and guests as they present the fun Dr. Seuss family classic…. “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”


The Family Discovery Series Are Just Right for Kids

A delightfully entertaining introduction to symphonic music for children ages 4 and up, the KSO’s Family Discovery Series at Chenery Auditorium engages children (and adults!) with great music and interactive drama. The concert lasts about one hour, but come early for the pre-concert activities!


Ticket Information

Tickets can be purchased online at the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra or at 387-2300 and are $12.00 for adults and $6 for children.


To Enter

We’re excited to give you a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Sunday, December 7, 2014 3:00 pm performance at Chenery Auditorium.

To enter this giveaway tell us if your child has been to a Family Discovery Series before. If yes- what did s/he like? If no- what are you looking forward to in your first concert?

*This giveaway will close on December 1st at midnight and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to KZOOkids.com and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to jill@KZOOkids.com containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in the subject line. KZOO Kids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.




By | 2014-11-17T12:03:35+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Categories: Newly Published, Uncategorized, Win!|49 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. KZOOkids.com was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the KZOOkids.com website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Veronica Bolhuis November 17, 2014 at 7:09 am

    My children have never been to a family discovery series before. My youngest child just started band this year and has been enjoying listening to music more than ever. A few weeks ago we were able to attend the EMU symphonic band Halloween performance during the EMU family weekend and he was THRILLED. This would be another great way to encourage his love of a new passion.

  2. Audrea Hoelle November 17, 2014 at 7:13 am

    We have never been. Both my boys love music and I really want to introduce them to the symphony.

  3. Michelle Price November 17, 2014 at 7:17 am

    My child has never been to a concert before. This would be a first great one!

  4. Victoria Triemstra November 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

    My son has not been to a Family Discovery Series however, I am looking forward to sharing this musical experience with him. He loves music and would enjoy this.

  5. Casey November 17, 2014 at 8:20 am

    My kids have never been. The Grinch would be a great first show. I think they would especially enjoy the petting zoo.

  6. beth b November 17, 2014 at 8:36 am

    My family has never been to Family Discovery. We would love to go!!!

  7. Janelle Weesner November 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

    my children went to seseme street live and loved it because of the humor and music. They would love that the orchestra is part of this.

  8. Alyssa H. November 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

    We have never been to Family Discovery, but we would love a chance to experience it!

  9. Emily Agnello November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

    We have not been but I think it would be a fabulous opportunity for my 3 children who are 7, 7 and 4 🙂

  10. Amy renouf November 17, 2014 at 9:10 am

    we have never been but are looking forward to it!

  11. Rinda Wahmhoff November 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

    We saw the Nut Cracker last year and loved it! It was fun at intermission to go up and peek at the instruments.

  12. Rinda Wahmhoff November 17, 2014 at 9:38 am

    We saw the Nutcracker last year and loved it!

  13. Jennifer Johncock November 17, 2014 at 10:03 am

    We’ve never been to a Family Discovery series. I know they would really enjoy this concert. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Megan Yankee November 17, 2014 at 10:59 am

    My daughter has never been to a Family Discovery concert. She is just getting to the age where she is old enough and I think she would LOVE this! Thanks for the opportunity to win free tickets!

  15. Amanda W. November 17, 2014 at 11:12 am

    My family has never attended a Family Discovery Series show. My son would love to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas! It is his favorite story!

  16. Nicole Kokx November 17, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Our family has never been to a Family Discovery concert, however they are very interested in the art of music and performance. Both girls (6&9) have attended dance lessons for four years and are enthusiasitc about learning how to apply their skill. This performance would be a fantasitc way to continue to open their eyes to the arts.

  17. Tammy Douglas November 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    I have taken my girls (now 6 and 9) to a couple Family Discovery events. They have loved meetings the conductor, seeing the instruments (petting zoo), and then watching it all come together for the performance. KSO does a wonderful job!

  18. Sara Bailey November 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hello. We have never been to an event, but would absolutely love to go to this one! Our 3-year-old son is really into music and art, and I’m sure he would really enjoy the production of the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. We both love that story.
    Thank you for providing an opportunity for a family to enjoy this event!

  19. Dawn Thomas November 17, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    We have never attended a symphony. What a great, educational and entertaining experience this would be!!

  20. Mike Thomas November 17, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    We have never been to a discovery series. It would be very educational as well as entertaining

  21. Hope November 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    We have not made it to Family Discovery. I would love to take my two children for a new learning experience!

  22. Sarah Gibbs November 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Our family has not been to a family discovery series show, but we have taken our son to a KSO performance before, which he loved! Two of my coworkers play in the KSO. With a performance geared towards family, I’m sure he would love this one. He just asked about what the grinch does too!

  23. Danielle November 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    My children have never been to a family discovery series before. In fact, I’ve never been to the symphony before! We all love musics and my kids are just starting to get interested in playing an instrument. I think this would be a great way to increase their interest.

  24. Katie November 17, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    We haven’t yet but this would be the perfect concert to start with!

  25. EJ November 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I took my kids to the Family Discovery Series for the first time last year and it was a great experience.

  26. mikayla November 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    we have never been, my older son is suspected to have a processing disorder, but the one thing he has always really enjoyed is music, he loves to sing, loves to dance and loves to listen to it. And he will request specific songs in the car 🙂 He has always had a rough time expressing himself and even though many noises seem to upset him, music has always been a great soother, I would love to see how he reacts to an experience like this so we could take him to similar events in the future!

  27. Samara P November 17, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    We would love to go, and share our love of music. My daughter loves to sing and dance and even has a little rhythm. We want to raise her to appreciate all forms of artistic expression, and let her own shine. I hope we win!

  28. Melissa B November 17, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    We have never been, but my daughter loves music AND the Grinch! 🙂

  29. Anitra White November 17, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    My family has never been but they Love the story of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss and anything Christmas related. I would enjoy seeing their excitement viewing this production which I’m sure would lead to our family returning again.

  30. Johnna November 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    We have never been. I would love to take my Granddaughter. It would be a great opportunity to share this new experience with her.

  31. Becky C November 18, 2014 at 9:11 am

    We have never attended these events but would love to go!! My girls all love watching the Grinch movies and we jokingly call my husband a Grinch 🙂 this would be great!

  32. Danielle Jones November 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Our family has never been, but would absolutely LOVE IT. The Grinch is one of my childhood favorites, and I would love to share this with them. My husband and I work opposite shifts, and it’d be great to be able to do something together as a family!

  33. Amy November 18, 2014 at 10:46 am

    We have never been. But my son loves How The Grinch Stole Christmas, so this would be a great experience for him.

  34. Danielle Smith November 18, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Our kids have never been to a performance but would probably love it!

  35. Christina Sonnenberg November 18, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    We have never been but I have two little ones who would absolutely enjoy the music.

  36. Randy James November 19, 2014 at 8:59 am

    My family has not been to a family discovery series event before. I have two girls, 6 and 4, who would love to see this. Every year their favorite book to read is Grinch, and it holds a special place on our book shelf during the holidays.

  37. Gina Greene November 19, 2014 at 11:08 am

    My 11 y.o. started playing viola at school last year and this sounds like a super accessible option for the whole family! Thank you for posting.

  38. Heather Schettner November 20, 2014 at 8:06 am

    No, we have not been but I’m excited to take my kids to hear the symphony.

  39. Heather Newell November 20, 2014 at 8:16 am

    We have never been to a Family Discivery Series, but my 1 year old loves music and stops what she’s doing to enjoy the music. I’m sure she would love this!

  40. Laura Montange November 20, 2014 at 8:28 am

    My family has not been to Family Discovery Series Event however members of the KSO have visited our children’s school over the past 2 years. Thru school, our children have also attended concerts by the KSO, which my older daughter has throughly enjoyed. Plus, Grinch music too? What’s not to like. Thanks Kzoo kids for this opportunity!

  41. Jill November 20, 2014 at 8:43 am

    We have never been, but my kids would love to see their Crescendo teachers in action as part of the symphony!

  42. Jenn November 20, 2014 at 9:00 am

    We have never been to a Discovery Series event. We love all things theatre!

  43. Beth B November 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    We have never attended a KSO event. Me and my family love to go!!

  44. Sarah A. November 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    We have not yet gone to a Family Discovery Series event, but both of my boys are taking violin lessons and would love to see a fun, Christmas-y show with the KSO!

  45. Kim Nold November 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    My daughter has not bee to see the KSO, however, has had the honor of playing her violin as the soloist for the Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp with Daniel Brier as the conductor. She is a serious musician and is extremely excited to see Daniel Brier as the new Assistant Conductor of the KSO. Congratulations Mr. Brier!

  46. Kim N. November 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    My daughter has not been to see the KSO, however, has had the honor of playing her violin as the soloist for the Orion Chamber Music Society String Camp with Daniel Brier as the conductor. She is a serious musician and is extremely excited to see Daniel Brier conduct the orchestra. Congratulations Mr. Brier!

  47. Kim N. November 20, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Dear Moderation,

    I posted this again because I didn’t think it went through. I thought there was a computer glitch. Please disregard the duplicate.

    Kim N.

  48. Nicole November 22, 2014 at 9:48 am

    My girls have not yet been to the KSO. We would love to go and enjoy one of our favorite Christmas classics!

  49. Carol McClure November 26, 2014 at 9:49 am

    We have subscribed in years past for our 2 oldest grandsons–who thoroughly enjoyed every performance we attended. Now, we have 2 younger grands, 6 & 4 who would enjoy the opportunity.

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