Sunday, October 16, 2011

Date #4- See a Show

See a live performance on stage.

This may take some planning for you to do in less than 2 hours and/or for less than $20.  We actually have been to see two shows in the past month, which is amazing for us.  We got free tickets to Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at the Drury Lane theater.  We also used a Groupon deal of $10 for two tickets to see Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind in Chicago.  Usually tickets for TMLMTBGB are $9 plus the roll of a 6 sided die, so it was better than half off.

Both shows were wonderful.  I was much impressed with the actress who played Mrs. Lovett at Drury Lane.  It turns out with musicals, I like the second and third viewings more than the first.  With the first I have to think too hard about the characters and plot and general "what's going on?" sorts of things, and so I don't follow musical cues or catch most of the lyrics.  Such fun.

And TMLMTBGB is always a mixture of sublime and ridiculous.  One of the plays involved open heart surgery on a banana, one was a beautiful vignette about the passage of time, and one was an audience participation stunt involving tennis balls.  I highly recommend seeing TMLMTBGB any time you've got a spare $30 and Friday, Saturday,  or Sunday evening free.  The rotation of plays changes every week, so if you put a month between visits, you'll see an all new show.  Yay!

Happy dating.  And don't forget to share your experiences in the comments.

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