A Wicked Good Night

Why is this couple smiling?

A) A cute little blond haired boy is taking their picture.

B) They got to *sleep in* this morning while their kids brains slowly melted away in front of the television.

C) They are on their way out the door to the theater.

D) All of the above. 


The correct answer is D.

Last night we left the kids with a sitter, and jaunted off to see Wicked. Rumor has it Cleveland boasts the second largest theater district outside of NYC. Don’t know if it’s true, but that’s what I hear.

This is a photo of the ceiling in the lobby of The State Theater.  As you can see, it is quite fancy.  I wouldn’t dream of taking a photo inside the theater. A “Red Coat” might get me, and then I’d have hell to pay. You don’t want to mess with a Red Coat.  

This is HT coming back from the men’s room.

He’s looking a little embarrassed because some lady he doesn’t know is snapping his picture. Once he got up close he recognized me. It’s been a while since he’s seen me in make-up, and clothing other than sweats.

Our seats were great. We enjoyed the show. Particulary Loathing and Popular,  and of course For Good. The leads were well matched and the sets were amazing. During intermission, I got to educate HT on “steampunk,” since the set is so steampunk-ish. He was dazzled with my knowledge. 

We bothed thanked Goddess we didn’t bring the children. They would have been terrified. Our kids are still pretty sheltered re: entertainment. (Riley recently sobbed over a small sword fight cheek gashing incident at the end of The Princess Bride. In no way could she have handled this production).

The show is the wispiest version of the meatiness that is Wicked, the book. Entirely different but altogether enjoyable.

Riley and Seth as always, had a ball with their favorite baby-sitter. She’s kind of our only baby sitter. Yes, our lives hang precariously on the availability of a busy 14 year old. On weekends, we put an air mattress in Riley’s room, and Seth sleeps in there. They talk and talk until one of them falls asleep. Despite the fact Riley has the comfiest bed in the house, this is how we found them when we came home last night. That’s Riley under the blanket. They are both on the air mattress.

The only thing better than going out, is coming home.

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14 Responses to A Wicked Good Night

  1. pixiemama says:

    Seriously – one of the world’s cutest families.


  2. Carrie Link says:

    Seth looks SO much like HT, and Riley looks SO much like you. Have I said that about 100 times yet?

    You’re right, the only thing better than going out is coming home (eventually).

  3. It looks like a divine evening out! And a special evening coming home.

  4. Amanda says:

    You got out – you escaped!! So glad you had a good time and returned to a happy house.

    One question – what did Jingle make of the airbed?

  5. Amanda says:

    and I meant to say, you both scrub up very well, you look amazing!

  6. drama mama says:

    1. You looked gorgeous. Both of you.
    2. I’m so proud that you did that.

    3. Now you need to do that 1x/month.


  7. amber says:

    You look great, and like you had fun! Yay for parent fun!

    And that last pic is pure sweet love.


  8. Courtney says:

    I saw Wicked the day before my book party — loved “For Good.” Glad you guys had fun! You looked beautiful!

  9. Kristen says:

    You are so lucky to see Wicked! It is at the DPAC here in NC and it is like $200 for nose bleeds. yikes! My big sis from Meredith got tickets- and hers was like $600 for just one seat! Ouch!
    My favorite song is Defying Gravity- I’ve actually heard the real Elphaba sing it before- Idina Menzel- we went to her concert about a year and a half ago.
    Donny really liked the book too. But what book doesn’t he enjoy?

  10. Wowser you guys dress up good! And you are one handsome couple. So glad you got out.

  11. Claire says:

    I’m so glad you captured a pic of HT coming back from the bathroom…lol

    You look great – beautiful, happy and dating.

  12. Stagmom says:

    Wonderful! Yes, Cleveland has a gorgeous theatre district. The Junior League helped restore it many years ago. Glad you had such a swell date!

  13. stacy says:

    I know I have not been here in such a long time, you may have forgotten me. I’ve Been taking a break from the reading and writing to spend paint time. Now look what I have missed! The move- jingle, everything amazing! Love the date, the theater the homecoming. In the Wii picture, is Riley boxing? If there’s a boxing Wii- I am getting one for Christmas!

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