Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Tale As Old As Time"

There's a bit of excitement here in our neck of the woods - we got a dusting of snow this morning.  It wasn't enough to delay or cancel school (though neighboring districts!) - but it adds to the excitement of life.  Perhaps tomorrow morning we will be luckier.

Last night was exciting for sure for Mikayla and I.  We attended the Broadway Across America performance of "Beauty and the Beast".  It was EXCEPTIONAL!  I was so entranced and the choice of actors for particularly Gaston, Lumiere, and The Beast were perfect.  (Belle was spot on too).  We did a lot of outloud laughing and were entranced from start to finish.  Best of all, despite the start time of 7pm, Mikayla stayed awake until the end.  Woo hoo!

Adding to the magic of the performance is our seating.  I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier when addressing John and Brayden's viewing of "Blue Man Group", but this year, we purchased season tickets.  There was a space for seat requests, so I simply asked for as close and center as possible.  End result, our tickets are in the third row!  And, we are darn near center too.  As they blew out streamers to the crowd for "Be Our Guest" they landed on us, and you could see the expressions of the actors so vividly - sometimes too much so, as in the beginning, I swear Gaston was staring straight at me!

All in all - a wonderful date night with Mikayla, especially when paired with our routine pre-stop at P.F. Chang's for Lettuce Wraps, a Diet Coke, and a Shirly Temple.  (Totaling $8.65, that stop makes for a cheap date!)

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