Friday, July 25, 2008

One Singular Sensation...

So last night my mom, her friend, and I went to San Francisco to see the Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. It was a good show, with a few hang ups, but definitely a MUCH needed night out!

We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner and then headed over to the Curran Theater to get our seats and wait for the show to start. We sat in the Mezzanine and our view was great. The only hang up was the rows were thisclose together which gave you less leg room than the coach section of an airplane. Standing at 5'9" (and about 6' with my shoes) I was thankful for the aisle seat. However, although I sat on the aisle, it didn't stop my legs from cramping!

The show started and at times it was really really hard to understand the performers. It seemed like their microphones needed to be turned up and the music needed to be turned down. But other than that, it was great, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a broadway show to see!

I was excited to read in my playbill that Phantom of the Opera is coming back this holiday season. Phantom, along with 42nd Street, were my two favorites. I told Erik that for my birthday and Christmas combined, I wanted him to go and not bitch complain once about having to. We'll see if he'll go, he gave me this look: which makes me think it will be a battle. And...rightfully so. We saw CATS and that was by far the worst thing I ever saw on Broadway. Since it was Erik's first Broadway experience, it also made him a hater of anything on stage.

So...we'll see! :)


Darcie said...

If he won't go to Phantom with you, I'll go!!!!!!!!!!!

Omigod I love musicals. I saw Phantom in Toronto at the Pantages Theatre when I was 18 and it was AMAZING. Brought me to tears.

I've also seen The Sound of Music, Forever Plaid, Cats (in a theatre in London, England), Hello Dolly and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Love love love musicals and theater!

I haven't been to a show

Serenity said...

Take Me with you!!!! I LOVE Phantom seen it more than once.. and 42nd Street. I am HUGE fan of theater.
I knew you would love Chorus Line that is one show everyone must see at least once. I love the music for it. I seen the original when I was a small child so I am really looking forward to try and get an opportunity to see the revival :)
I never seen Cats... I guess its good that I never seen Erik shouldn't let one bad show stop him from experiencing others, I hope he takes you. HUGS

Darcie said...

...damn, where'd the rest of my comment go? Did I prattle on too long?

I haven't been to a show since I was 18, back in 1998!!!

alison said...

am very very jealous!!