Mom's Night Out - Experiencing Your First

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If you want to get out for a night on the town, consider a Broadway show. You work hard, whether you're accomplishing tasks at work, taking the kids to soccer practice, or checking homework assignments. Clearly, you deserve a break. To prepare you for your first night on Broadway, follow these essential tips.

Dress for Comfort and Style

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If you're heading to Broadway, pick out your Sunday best. You don't need to wear a formal ball gown, but fancy attire will make the entire experience more enjoyable. Bring a small purse or clutch so you don't have to keep track of a big bag in a narrow seat, and bring a sweater or shawl in case the theater gets chilly.

While you want to dress well — experts recommend something between cocktail and formal wear on weekend nights — try to select comfortable fabrics and sensible shoes. You might have to walk a few blocks to get to the theater, and you don't want to spend the entire show thinking about your sore feet. Plus, watching the performance in comfort will allow you to pay more attention to the drama on stage than your attire.

Immerse Yourself in the Experience

Think of a night on Broadway as an opportunity to sit back, relax, and allow the performers to whisk you away with the storyline. In most cases, you don't want to eat or drink until intermission because the noise might disturb you, other patrons, or the performers. Additionally, make sure you use the restroom before the show so you don't have to get up before intermission.
Turn off your smartphone, avoid talking to your neighbor, and sit back in your seat so you don't block the view of the person behind you.

Research Great Shows Before You Book Tickets

Don't head off to Broadway without first learning about some of the hottest new shows to hit the Great White Way. Schedules change all the time, and new shows debut every season, so don't miss something that you'd really enjoy in favor of the first title you picked out of the Sunday paper.
Read reviews, ask friends and family members for recommendations, and check out ticket prices before you book. Always buy your tickets online to avoid a sold-out show and to get the best deals.

Hit the Stage Door

Leave time after the show to visit the stage door. You might get to enjoy a meet-and-greet with the actors from the performance, which could include autographs, selfies, and other exciting events. You're most likely to meet the performers if you attend the last show of the evening. If the stage door doesn't get too crowded, consider asking for a photo, and don't forget to thank the performer for your enjoyable evening.
From getting dressed the night of the event to meeting the cast after the show, you're destined for a night to remember. Treat yourself to a night on Broadway to reward yourself for all the motherly tasks you conquer every day.