SOL March Challenge 2015 Day 26
Probably one of the first things people find out about me is that I love the theater. I enjoy going to New York to see musicals. I have been going since I was a kid and my aunt, who lived in Brooklyn, would take me to several shows over the summer. I am lucky that Kathy also likes shows.
When we go to New York it is something we usually plan for well in advance of our trip…getting theatre tickets, getting train tickets, making reservations for dinner, and booking a hotel room for the night. I already have our tickets for our August trip.
There are many shows I would like to see. One of them is On the Twentieth Century. I had seen the first production years ago and really wanted to see it again. I knew that Kathy would enjoy it. The problem was, though, it was closing before our August trip so I resigned myself to not seeing it.
In Sunday’s paper there was a review of the show. It had an excellent write up. I mentioned this to Kathy. She said that if I really wanted to see it check for tickets. I did just that…let’s hear it for Playbill,com. The show was closing in July. I thought I would start at the end and see when the best Wednesday matinee seats were available. I have said it before, I am a bit of a snow when it comes to seats. I like center orchestra aisle seats. The only seats they had were either in the very back rows or on the sides. I didn’t know how large the theater was so I didn’t want to sit in the back.
I worked my way through July, June, May, April, and March. I finally found a pair of tickets that met my qualifications..2 center orchestra seats, on the aisle , 5 rows from the stage. I told Kathy and she said to take them if I wanted. I did and I did. The thing was, though, that the tickets were for Wednesday, (yesterday). Now that I had tickets I needed to get train tickets…Amtrak.com here I come. We weren’t to spend the night; just go up for the show and return the same day.
The train left Middletown at 9:15 and arrived at Penn Station at 12:15. The return trip left NYC at 6:35 and returned to Middletown at 9:50. Had my transportation. I do so like e-tickets since I don’t have a smart phone that I can use and just show my tickets that way.
Anyway, yesterday Kathy and I were in New York. We had a great time. The show was fantastic..an old madcap comedy. We fond a good place to eat (more about that tomorrow). Ah, one of the perks of being retired…pick up and go wherever whenever.