The Adventure Starts Here: March Date - Rock of Ages

Monday, March 24, 2014

March Date - Rock of Ages

For Christmas, I gave Chris "A Year of Dates".  On Christmas, he opened a stack of envelopes, one for each month of 2014.  Inside the envelopes are pre-planned (and some pre-paid) dates for us to enjoy each month.  At the beginning of each month, we open the envelope and schedule a day to go on the date.   I will be recapping our dates each month.  

For March's date, I bought us tickets to go see Rock of Ages at our local theater.  It was a total coincidence that I saw it was coming to Morristown during one of my walks with Noah last fall.  This is Chris' favorite show (and he listens to the soundtrack often).  I immediately knew I had to include it in my year of dates.  The surprise was almost ruined when the tickets were sent to our apartment (instead of to my parents' house like I thought I asked for).  Chris was immediately intrigued and I made him promise not to look on their website to try and figure out what we were going to see.  As far as I know, he kept his promise, cause on Christmas he seemed genuinely surprised and excited to be going!  

The show was the past Wednesday, though for some reason I was convinced it was on Thursday.  Good thing our babysitter (my mom) doesn't have too much going on and it wasn't a problem when I told her I got the dates wrong a few days before.  The show was at 8, and originally the plan was for my mom to come and put Noah to bed while we were out.  But Chris had a difficult time with Noah's bedtime just the night before, so I ended up putting Noah to bed myself before we left (thank goodness he took a super early nap that day and was ready for an earlier bedtime!).   We live within walking distance to the theater, so we always planned to walk.  Of course, with our luck, it was raining when we left.  Thankfully it was just a light drizzle on the way there, so it really wasn't too bad.  

The theater was recently renovated, and even though we were row Z, I don't think there's a bad seat in the entire place.   They also didn't seem as strict with prohibiting taking pictures as they are on Broadway.  

^^^ I totally thought the guy in the top right was Aidan from Sex in the City! 

The show was completely sold out and we were definitely one of the youngest in the theater.  I would have to guess that most of the audience was in their twenties in the 80s and they were definitely reliving their youth that night!  The show was great!  The actors were really good and the singing was top notch.  The only thing that wasn't on par with the broadway show (which we've seen twice) was the lighting.  Many times actors weren't lit well enough or the spotlight was a little off.  Not sure if that's the touring company or the theater's job.  

Another great date in my books.  For the rest of the year, the dates I have planned are more basic (and not as expensive).  They will also be more flexible with when we do them, rather than having a set date on the calendar.  I hope that with that flexibility we don't get complacent about it, cause I'm really enjoying these date nights so far :)

1 comment:

  1. HOW FUN!!! Every time you post about one of your dates, it makes me remember how cute your gift idea was and that I want to do that next Christmas!


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