Remember when I gave Jacob 12 Months of Dates for Christmas? You may have forgotten, because we somehow missed February and March! Marathon training and then a lot of busy Saturdays ruined these for us, but we have every intention to go back and do these dates in the upcoming month!
Luckily April was a date that went on our calendar very early, and was one we were very excited about! Neither of us had the opportunity to see broadway musicals as kids or teenagers, so this is something we are very much enjoying as adults. We’ve now seen Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Les Miserables together, and April’s date included adding another to our list.
I had seen most the other musicals before Jacob was in my life, and got to enjoy them a 2nd (or 4th time in Wicked’s case) with Jacob. This time was extra exciting since it was a first for both of us! I’d heard great things about Beauty and the Beast, and I definitely enjoyed this as one of my favorite childhood Disney movies.
If you follow me on Instagram you know I often try rollers for nicer events and then get dressed with whatever look my hair/type of curls decides to go with. Vintage was Les Mis, refined curls at Wicked, and this time I was shocked to see big bombshell curls. So I did what anyone would do trying to dress to match these curls, I found the one whimsical dress I own- which is only in my life thanks to some serious convincing by my younger sister that people need more than gray pencil skirts and blue button up shirts. I grabbed that hot pink clothing item (yes it stand out in my closet like you wouldn’t believe) and I decided that the bombshell look at a Disney broadway musical would have to somehow work.
Sometimes it’s hard to decide which broadway shows to see with the traveling companies, but this is one we’d HIGHLY recommend! There wasn’t a weak voice in the cast! The Beast had one amazing voice and was surprisingly funny, Belle was gorgeous, talented, funny, and looked just like the Disney princess in real life. Gaston was someone born for that role- insanely buff and had quite the voice! Everything was really great, and it’s one I think audiences of all ages can really enjoy.
And even if musicals aren’t your thing, the many little girls dressed in Belle’s yellow dress made the night even more fun. It was a great date, and a great musical I think we’ll gladly go to again!