IT'S A JOLLY HOLIDAY WITH MARY!
If you've been reading Role Mommy for a while, then you know I am a spur of the moment kind of gal. So when my husband told me he wanted to do something special with the kids, I let my fingers do the walking and I started surfing the 'net for great things for us to do. My tried and true Westchester sites are NY Metroparents, then Westchestergov.com and finally, the fabulous Essentialmom.com but what I found today was that unless everyone wanted to join me at the Lyndhurst crafts fair, it was going to be a pretty humdrum day. That is, until I zipped on over to Ticketmaster. I sometimes do searches on that site from time to time - plugging in my favorite musicals only to find that there are no seats available until nine months from now. But today, I decided to take my chances and I came up a winner!
While I initially attempted to score four tickets to "Grease," they were sold out but I decided to try a long shot. Mary Poppins - one of the toughest tickets to nab this year - but I figured, hey what do I have to lose? And so, I plugged in my request and as if I had one the lottery, they came back with four seats available in the Orchestra! I knew I had no time to waste - I gave them my credit card and we were on our way to Broadway!
The seats were phenomenal - dead center and ten rows back from the stage- I bet if we had purchased these seats a year ago we wouldn't have found ourselves sitting where we were today! The show was incredible - between the old songs, new songs, dancing, costumes, flying, walking on the ceiling and amazing moveable sets and trickery, we had a wonderful time. In fact, my daughter said that Mary Poppins was the best Broadway show she's ever seen. Mind you, she's only seen one other show, but still, I'll take it - especially since I plunked down a large chunk of change for a very enjoyable afternoon with my family.
Now if you want to go see Mary Poppins or another Disney show, you may be in luck. Visit New York Metroparents today for the chance to win free tickets. Or, if you're like me and have no patience, visit ticketmaster and give your favorite show a shot. Incidentally, I just learned that Hannah Montana tickets go on sale on September 25 at 10am for Nassau Coliseum. I don't know about you, but I have a feeling I'm going to be doing some damage in few weeks for that priceless gem. Unless of course, they sell out in an hour. And then, I'll be doing a search for another show, like "Grease" perhaps.