Hi there! I thought I’d continue with sharing the shows we saw in New York. Yesterday, I spoke about seeing the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, which was a treat! Along with the Rockettes, we saw 3 other shows. We’d planned on more, but ran into a bit of a snafu towards the end of our trip which cut that short. Nonetheless, we enjoyed every single show we saw! The first show we saw was The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center with the New York City Ballet.
The ballet and the theatre itself we incredible! The NYC Ballet is the crème de la crème of ballets, and it did not disappoint! It was lovely and elegant and lively and childlike. We enjoyed the story, one we hadn’t seen before. The costumes were beautiful, and the sets were over the top. The theatre and lobby itself were equally stunning! It was an amazing way to kick off our first days in The City.
Later in the week, we picked up discount tickets for Cinderella at the TKTS booth in Times Square. There are several of these booths throughout the city. They offer day of discount Broadway Show tickets for various shows. We planned to use TKTS for more show tickets, but later in our visit our debit cards were shut off!! Both of ours! So, thank you stupid hackers for that. 🙂 We still enjoyed every show we did see, including Cinderella. We were in such awe of this performance. This was our first Broadway Show, and right away we were hooked! The costumes, the set, the acting, the singing, the magical costume changes, all of it was wonderful! To top it off, the show was at the Broadway Theatre, what a treat!
I’ve already spoke about the last production we saw, The Rockettes, but our last Broadway production was The Lion King. We planned this show ahead of time, purchasing tickets online months in advance. This made waiting lots of fun! 😉 But the anticipation was worth it! This was and still is the most incredible show I’ve ever seen! The set & costumes were the most amazing things I’d ever seen! The way the animals are depicted is true Broadway magic! If you ever have the chance to see this, I highly encourage you to. You will love it!
Broadway Shows when visiting New York City are an absolute must! I enjoyed all of the shows we saw, and have enjoyed every show we’ve seen off-Broadway since. Let’s just say theatre in NYC got me addicted! And remember f you’re ever in New York and want to catch a show on a whim, check out the TKTS booth for a great deal on tons of great shows! Thank you so much for allowing me to share my travels with you. I hope you’ll be inspired to travel and find some tips you can use as well. See you back soon to begin wrapping up our trip to New York City.