Sunday, May 10, 2009

Show and Tell---Wicked

Last night, DH and I had our first "date night" in several months. We dropped Em off at DH's parents' house in the late afternoon. She spent the night with Nana and Papa while DH and I went out to dinner (at the Outback---yummy!) We then went to see the musical, Wicked. I LOVE Wicked---I enjoyed the book (mostly), love the music, and saw the musical in Ohio with my sister last summer (Thanks, Lal!) We were worried because sometimes the theater opportunities here in Jacksonville aren't all that great. (We saw Phantom of the Opera a few years ago and it was awful!!) We ended up being very pleasantly surprised...the lead singer who played Elphaba was very good. The orchestra was super. The set was spot-on to the high quality I had seen in Columbus last year. Great show! Great time! Yea!

Pics from my cell phone are below...

While waiting in the lobby of the theater, we had fun entertaining ourselves with the attire of others. I pretended I was texting, when I snapped the photo of the hooker lady with a very short dress above. She kept tugging the dress down, because with each step she took it would ride up even HIGHER than in this photo. I commented to DH that I didn't know how she was going to sit down without exposing herself. Ick!

My favorite was a woman who was wearing a tight black long sleeve dress. She had a floral BIKINI top OVER the dress, and a matching floral skirt ON TOP of the dress. WHAT the heck? As DH said, "I just couldn't decide if I was going to go to the beach, or the theater." I tried to get her pic, but it didn't work. Rats!

There are many lovely artistic pieces throughout the theater lobby area. DH made me giggle when he said the sculpture above reminded him of "Han Solo in carbonite." Hehee!

Self portrait after we were seated and waiting for the show to begin.

My sweet DH. Is he a charmer or what? :)

Me with playbill. We had a great time!

To see what the rest of the class brought for Show & Tell this week, head on over to Mel's Blog.


Carrie27 said...

That dress is gross! If you got it flaunt it, but not when the rest of the world has to see that much skin!

I hope you have a relaxing mother's day!

Kristin said...

Glad you had a wonderful night out together.

Beautiful Mess said...

It's SO much fun to people watch! Glad you and your DH had a wonderful date night.
Enjoy your day today!

Parenthood For Me said...

people watching is so entertaining. Glad it was fun.

CJ said...

I absolutely LOVE the book Wicked. I am dying to see the musical, but for one reason or another, haven't been able to go yet. I'm so jealous!

cysteract said...

I love Wicked! It has great memories for me and holds a special place in my heart.

Thrilled you had a wonderful time!

Your DH made me chuckle to with his Han Solo observation.