A few days after Christmas, we had family day in NYC. We took MJ and Jill to see Aladdin on Broadway. I managed to get really good seats, third row orchestra.
Jill, who normally cannot sit still for 30 minutes, loved the play. She came home, downloaded some of the songs and walks around the house singing.
Just before the show we walked around Rockefeller center and had dinner at Trattoria Trecolori on 47th Street.
The Broadway play, Kinky Boots, is awesome. Cathy and I took Lindsey and Elizabeth on Tuesday, Dec 1st. We got lucky, that night was Wayne Brady’s debut as Lola. He was absolutely fantastic!
Wayne Brady brought an unbelievable amount of energy to the show. The music and dancing was just superb. Kinky Boot’s is in my top 5 Broadway plays of all time.
For our 15th wedding anniversary Cathy & I wanted to do something unique, something we normally wouldn’t think of doing. I don’t remember how we came up with the idea, we found the Guarneri String Quartet playing at the Metropolitan Museum. It was a fabulous time.
We spent a few hours roaming through the Met taking in the different exhibits. The Monet exhibit is still one of my favorites. I always enjoy seeing how Monet’s work progressed over time and evolved into what we consider the impressionist movement. To make the night really different we decided to have dinner in the Trustees Dinning Room. The Met has several options for dining. The Trustee Dining is typically reserved for the Trustees and members of the museum. With the tickets to the Quartet, we were also able to get reservations into this 5-Star restaurant.
The concert was really cool. We were able to get stage seats. The museum has about 60 seats up on the stage around the musicians. The concert hall held about 500 people and was sold out. We were within 20 feet of the musicians. It was great to be so close. It felt like we were a part of the concert and not just listening.