Mom and I headed into New York yesterday, tickets in pocketbook, to see the musical that almost everyone wants to see. For the non-New Yorkers, B*O*O*K of M*O*R*M*O*N is the hottest thing on Broadway. Tickets are completely sold out for about the next year. Luckily my credit card sent out an email last week offering tickets along with a pre-theatre cocktail party at Ruth's Chris. How could I not take them up on such an amazing offer?
The cocktail party was a wonderful start to the evening. I wasn't in much of a eating mood, but the food was fantastic and plentiful! Four well-known Broadway actresses attended and participated in a Q&A before signing autographs.
I snapped a photo for the blog (of course)
Mom tried to take a photo of me in front of the theatre, and this really nice stopped and took a photo (three photos actually) of us together. I have no patience for people who say New Yorkers are unfriendly. It is frankly untrue. New York is one of the only cities where locals will take pictures for tourists, help tourists read maps and guide them through the subway system. But I digress...
Just to prove that we were actually there!
Look at how cute my mom looks:)
We had really great Orchestra seats, and I felt the need to take a picture. Unfortunately one of the workers there threw a bit of a fit. I caught her in a left-handed heil Hitler salute, but at least I also got the stage.
She who takes her job very seriously
The show itself was laugh out loud funny. From the first number to the end, the audience was convulsing in laughter. It was also one of the most offensive things I have seen, but that is to be expected given the creators. Other than the wow factor of seeing such a popular show, being there really made us feel like 'insiders'. It was apparent that others felt this way as well. Everyone I spoke with was a regular theatre goer-- still everyone felt almost honored to be part of the event! I am not going to discuss the musical itself, lest I ruin it for anyone who has tickets. What I will say is this: book your ticket to see this musical (as long as offensive religious humor doesn't offend you).