In one of my last weeks, I thought it was only fitting to truly have a great time… Agreed? And for me (as evident from my NYC blog), what would that be?? Theatre, obviously! So, let’s recap.
Wednesday evening, while not technically theatre per se, I saw the Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker— and wow! What a production! From the costumes, routines, sets and music: it was magical!
Unrelated, as I left my workplace on Friday, I stumbled upon this:
A legit military tank. And the men atop it were not dressing in fatigues, but tuxes… Okay??? Weird to say the least. Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled post.
On Saturday, I knew theatre was a must. So, I went to get day-of seats (Broadway equivalent of rush tickets) to see Miss Saigon. (See below.)
Eva Noblezada (Kim) and Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer) will no doubt continue to do amazing things once the show moves to Broadway next spring! (If you get a chance, you must see it! Wow!)
I went home and straight to bed, because I had an early alarm set… Why? Hello, Day-of seats! This morning, I made my way to Cambridge Theatre an hour before the box office opened to queue up for day-of seats to see Matilda. (I know, I didn’t want to see any shows currently open in America while here, but Matilda doesn’t count as it was originated in London!!) I got my five-pound tickets and headed off to
finish write my treacherous final essay due next week and this blog at a local cafe nearby.
Then, I spotted a Pierre Herme right across from the theatre! (For those who don’t know: Pierre Herme was the first major patissier to make macarons, before Laduree even existed. Thanks, French project from last fall!) I got a chocolate and a rose one. They were both super yummy in different ways. Preference? The rose one I guess!
Macarons carefully tucked in my purse for an after-theatre treat, I headed inside the theatre ready for the show to begin!
The show was incredible (the choreography! the music! the witty humor!)! Yes, there were many children in attendance who enjoyed the physical comedy and the songs, but this is much more than a children’s play. Far from it. The TONY and OLIVIER award-winning musical is a heartwarming musical that is fit for all ages. (I mean, some of the scripted moments went of the young ones’ heads. Another great West End production, which makes a total of 6 out of 6 smash productions checked off my ever-growing Theatre List.
Until next time, Miranda