On Saturday Kathy and I took a bus trip to NYC. I always look forward to these trips (usually two a year). I had an aunt who lived and worked in Brooklyn and I would go visit her for a week every summer. My aunt always took me to see at least one Broadway musical. As a result I really enjoy the theatre.
Luckily my wife shares this joy of the theatre as well so we usually go to a show when we are there. This trip was no exception. I got tickets for us to see Big Fish, a new musical that just opened. It is based on the Tim Burton film which I did not see. Although I knew a little about the show I had no idea what to expect. I was a little worried when the reviews of the show came out because they were not rave reviews. In fact, they were mediocre. Well, I have seen shows that the critics panned and I enjoyed them immensely.
I was not disappointed with the show. It was great! There wasn’t a dry eye leaving the theatre, myself included. Basically the show is about a son and father connecting. The son is trying to understand who is father is through the “fish stories” he always told. The cast was great, the music was good. The play was enjoyable. What more could you ask for?
As much as I enjoy the theatre I also like to eat. There is a little French restaurant on 46th street that my wife and I enjoy going to for lunch. They have a price fixed lunch menu for theatre goers. The meal includes a glass of wine, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Can’t go wrong with this deal.
Although I really enjoy going to New York, there is no way I would want to live there. I don’t think I could take the pace. I guess you can get used to it, but I don’t think I would want to. I like the slow paced life I live.
Well, the next bus trip will be in May of next year. I’ll have to see what new shows open between now and then,