• Jackie Downs

A Night out at the Theatre

For those of you that don't know, I LOVE musicals! I love movie musicals and live! One of my favorite things to do is see shows at the Hollywood Pantages! I don't really remember the first show I saw there, all I know is that it was Lion King and there was a lot of the color orange. I do remember loving the music and lights and magic. As I've gotten older, I've gotten into more shows, I've seen Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Beauty and the Beast, School of Rock, and Hamilton.

One of my all time favorite shows to see has been Wicked! I saw it when I was about 12 and again with my husband (then boyfriend) when I was about 18 or 19. It is now back again at the Pantages and guess who is going back?? Me!! My lovely husband is going to sit through it with me again so I can watch it for the 3rd time!

For Christmas, I opened a big box only to find a folded up piece of paper, on the note it said, "This is your big present this year, look at January 18th in the calendar". I looked in our shared Google calendar to find "DINNER AND WICKED!!!!" on that date! I was so excited because I had been sending him links and pointing out that it was back since they announced that it was returning! I was so close to just buying a ticket to go on my own haha

We had oh so much fun on our special date night! We went simple on dinner and enjoyed CPK (just like our first ever date back in 2012!) before heading to the show. I am not exaggerating when I say how much I absolutely love this show! One of my fave Glindas that I have seen, although no one can beat the OG, Kristen Chenoweth. So much energy and passion in this show! I was mesmerized and got chills in almost every song! I recommend every see this show this week or next time it comes around! Or just see any musical! The thrill of the theater is so magical!

I am so happy that my husband takes me on these special nights every once in a while! Date night is important and dressing up to enjoy the theater together is just fabulous!

ps: My spirit animal is Glinda!

*toss toss*


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