There’s a great line that goes “something that can happen anytime often happens none of the time”, and I find that SO applicable to living in NYC. We have everything at our fingertips, so it’s easy to say, “oh I’ll get to the exhibit eventually, it’s not like the MET is going anywhere!”
Case in point with me and the musical The Book of Mormon. It’s been on my list for YEARS, but I could never quite justify the ticket prices (it’s one of those shows that never seems to go on sale.) Well, as you may remember from my NYC 18 for 2018 list, I decided this was going to definitely get accomplished this year!
On Thursday night last week, we had a babysitter lined up for a date night. As sometimes happens, my hubby had a work event pop up the day before, but it was too late to (politely) cancel on the sitter. I decided to seize the opportunity and jumped on StubHub, finding a $99 ticket that was in the Orchestra, Row D! In case you’re unfamiliar with the theater setup, that’s literally 4 rows from the stage! I could feel the actors’ sweat and spit fly down on me through every number! (That’s a good thing for a theater lovers, promise;-)
I treated myself to a double glass of wine (okay, it was a ridiculous splurge at $21, but when at the Book of Mormon…!), settled into my chair, and laughed nonstop for the next 2 and a half hours. Literally, the best night of theater with me, myself, and I!
Here’s a clip from the opening number of the show:
After it was over, I took a blustery walk through Times Square and strolled back uptown. Sometimes a date night alone at the theater is exactly the thing us New Yorkers need.
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