Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How to Be the Best at Broadway (Without Trying Too Hard)

This is a story from three weeks ago, it slipped my blogging mind.

Say you want to see a Broadway show, say you want to see something like How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starring Harry Potter and John Larroquette?  Tickets to the show are like $120 bucks and the "cheap" tickets at the TKTS booth are $84?  There has to be another way!  A cheaper way!

There is.  Go in the morning of the day of your show and line up for day-of rush tickets.  Just $30.  Problem is, a popular show like How to Succeed draws quite the early morning line.  Can you find me in this line?

How about now?  See that guy with his arms up way over there on the left.  That's me.  I'm first in line!  I didn't mean to be, but I was.

And you may wonder how my rush tickets turned out, probably got a spot in the very back or something for that budget price, right?  

(I don't know what I'm doing with my jaw here)

Or, I don't know, maybe the front box seats?  We were so close to Harry!  I could have thrown a snitch right at his sweaty head.

Best seat in the house, indeed.

And how was the show?  You might know that I don't always take to musicals, but I liked this one quite a bit.  You could even say I liked it a ton.  Harry really gave it the old college try and Mr. Larroquette really knew how to play the crowd (I believe they gave him a Tony, right?) but my favorite character was the heel, that other guy down in the mailroom trying to get ahead in business like Harry.


heather said...

that is SO GREAT! i'm jealous and glad you didn't have to try too hard.

English said...

I could have thrown a snitch right at his sweaty head.

Laughed outloud.

Side of Jeffrey said...

I miss broadway sometimes...I even miss getting up ridiculously early for rush seats on occasion.