|Traditional Train Picture!!!|
Nothing of interest came up in the Off-Broadway search. I went that route to find something different and interesting. We needed a matinee and there aren't a lot of Wed matinees Off Broadway. I was entirely too tired to continue to search... so I gave up and went to bed. Before I did though, I chatted to Juliane to make the decision that no matter what we'd see a 2nd show so the girls wouldn't have to pack dance clothes if they weren't going to use them. With no show decision that night, I figured I'd stand on the TKTS line to see what I could get.
I went into the office early to get through my emails and set appointments for the balance of the week. I did a quick search in between and found what I was looking for. I was so excited and tweeted 'surprise' to get some of them thinking.
Taylor was my first pickup at Ketchum - right after her Driver's Ed class. Next, to Sara, then JP and LP and finally we mashed Jacklyn into the back seat for the short trip to the train. Once on the train, I played a little 20 questions to get them to guess what we were seeing first. It took them longer than I thought it would to figure out the show was.... Sister Act! It also had one of it's big numbers on the Tony's and I wasn't overly thrilled about it there but the price was right and we were open to anything.
The rest of the train ride consisted of laughing, talking, photos.... just enjoying each other's company. It continued when we shared a quick bite to eat on a bench in Grand Central before going up into the big city.
I was just so happy to be there with this group. Our adventure began walking through the diamond district and ogling the beautiful jewelry. We were so flexible and carefree - we could have walked and done anything and it would have been ok. But once we hit Time Square, we had to head up town straight to the theatre.
Sister Act turned out to be a fantastic choice! My surprise really surprised all of us - it was so hysterically funny with catchy music and clever lyrics that when intermission came we all looked at each other in total shock!!! We really loved this show WAY more than we expected to and the second act didn't disappoint. There was even a touching scene when all the sisters stood to take the bullet for Dolores. Believe it or not, I could relate to the sentiment and knew the other girls could feel it too. We had a new bond that day - we've always been 'dance' sisters but .... read between the lines....
Show one done. It has started to rain while we were in the theater. Off to dinner at a nice Italian place on Restaurant Row. More relaxed talking and sharing and eating and whatever! Just a nice time. It's now pouring outside and we still have an hour to kill so we make our way to Forever 21 by request. Sara is all about the shopping and comes away finding something she likes!!!