I had scoured the papers and the internet, looking for something different. 12th anniversary, and NO children for two nights! Well we had to do something that wasn't the normal 'dinner and a movie'.
So as I'm looking at the local paper, I see the ad for "Guys and Dolls." I've played a few of the songs back in my orch. days, but have never actually seen the show. Then I noticed it was at the local dinner theatre house. Ug. Visions of Bret and I surrounded by hundreds of people that looked just like our grandparents flew into my head.
So I emailed my husband. Sent him the link to the place. His response was very typical- "How's the food?" Ha. How would I know? I sent him a menu. Buffet. Ug. This just keeps getting better and better.
The verdict? Well, it was something we'd never done before. So why not? So I ordered tickets online. How bad could it really be afterall?
Tip: NEVER order your tickets for a dinner theatre online. You will have no control over where you sit!
Turns out you need to be VERY specific if you don't want to be sandwiched in with 4 complete strangers. What an intimate anniversary dinner at the theatre buffet! LOL!
I was pretty tempted to go to one of the couples at the tables for two and offer money to change seats with them...
The show itself wasn't half-bad. I was impressed with everyone's singing except Sarah, the lead. She kept singing like it was a Wagner opera. I'm more of an alto-bass person anyway, so I really enjoyed all the other numbers.
Will we do it again? Most likely. Everything deserves a second chance. I'll probably bring my mother next time, and the kids.
So that was night number one. Next night what did we do?
Dinner and a movie. When in doubt, stick with what you know. :-)