The Book Of Mormon

19 Aug

Squeeeee! We finally saw The Book Of Mormon yesterday and it was everything I hoped it would be and then some. About six months ago I sat at the computer with sweaty palms in hopes that I could be one of the lucky few to get tickets to the hottest ticket in the country and I WAS! I literally jumped up and down in my basement at my computer after I entered my payment information and got the confirmation email of my purchase.

It has been a long six month wait to see the show. Tom and I got (kind of) dressed up and dropped the kids off at my moms house. It had been a really rough morning so I was pretty cranky. Antsy kids plus a husband with no patience plus spilling coffee all over myself on the way to my moms house was not a good start to the day I had been looking forward to for months.

Luckily my bad attitude changed as soon as we got downtown. We got there a couple of hours early so we could have a nice, relaxing lunch first. The show was at 2:00. We got to the performing arts complex and I was really confused. There was a massive crowd already there so naturally I freaked out thinking I got the show time wrong. I checked the tickets about 27 times and they said 2:00. It turns out the HUNDREDS of people who were outside we’re there for the lottery. When a show is sold out, the Denver Center holds a lottery with ten tickets for people who werent able to get tickets earlier. Yep. Those hundreds of people were all there in hopes of getting one of the TEN tickets left for the show. That’s how in demand the show is.

It was a really cool atmosphere. We decided to stand outside and watch because we got there about three minutes before the lottery started. When people heard their names called the crowd clapped and the people ran up to the front to claim their tickets. It made me appreciate the fact that I somehow managed to snag tickets before they sold out the day they went on sale. By the way, they sold out 6 shows in less than 15 minutes.

After the lottery we went to a cute little restaurant on the campus. I think it was called Limelight. I got a mimosa and fancy schmancy macaroni and cheese and Tom got a beer and Lamb. It was kind of pricy, but it is cool to be dining around people who are there to see a show like you are. Tom and I talked about our five year plan during lunch and it was actually a pretty productive conversation.

The doors for the theater opened at 1:30 and we found our seats pretty easily. We had pretty good seats. It isn’t a huge theater, so as long as you are in the center and not on the outside you are going to have a good seat. When the show started the crowd went pretty crazy for being a play. I had goosebumps. I got pretty annoyed right away because the girl behind us was loudly singing along to the first song. My annoyed glares at her didn’t phase her. I tried to ignore her and enjoy the show. Luckily she only seemed to know a few songs. I thought about telling the usher something at intermission, but, let’s face it, I’m a pretty big scardey cat.

The show was awesome. I laughed nearly the whole time as did the rest of the audience. There were a few cringe worthy scenes where I didn’t know if I should be offended or laugh. I laughed. The songs were great, the plot was hilarious and the dancing was good too. I have so much respect for broadway performers. Not only do they have to memorize all of the songs, dances and dialogue, but they have to have the same enthusiasm and energy for every single show.

I found myself sad as the final songs were being performed. I wanted it to last longer. The performers came out for their final song and the audience was on their (our?) feet. I had goosebumps again. It was the perfect way to spend our afternoon and I am so thankful we were financially able to buy tickets. They were worth every penny and it was certainly worth the six month wait. We try to go to a play downtown every year. I am not sure what will be able to measure up to that one.

Feeling thankful for the life I have today.

Later days blog world!

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