Jess’s Date With Herself At “The Book Of Mormon”!


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;-)

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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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Also, here’s how to usher and see free shows in NYC, and lots of other ways to treat yo’self to a night out for under $20!


  • Mike says:

    Oh my gosh that theater is AHmazzzing, Jessica!! I’m glad you had a good time…not sure about the sweat and spit on me though LOL! 🙂

  • lisa thomson says:

    Good for you, Jess! Seize the moment. It sounds like your ticket was a steal. I’ve heard such great things about this one. I now want to see it when it comes to my city.
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  • Joanne Theodorou says:

    Yes it’s a riot
    .But do you laugh from sheer shock that THEY GO THERE !!?? January and February tkts usually go on sale for $99 for BOM as these are the traditionally “slow months” in Broadway theater. Gotta take advantage of every discount out there.
    I had an interesting talk with a veteran Broadway theater director yesterday who will remain nameless for obvious reasons, even he cannot afford Broadway anymore!!

  • Sam says:

    LOVE this! I did the same thing a couple years ago when the Deaf West production of Spring Awakening was on Broadway. I tried for show lottery tickets after work and won – the show blew me away!

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