Before getting to this afternoon’s post (with a special night I cannot wait to share!), I must take a moment to say again THANK YOU. I really do feel good with my decision and it always uplifts me knowing that I have the support of you all behind me. So, thanks!
Earlier I discussed focusing on true blessings and the things that matter. I did just that very thing last night by making some special memories with my favorite girl, Makenzie, and my favorite ladies, my mom and my sister.
I feel like I have had the chance to spend a lot of time with my family the past couple of weeks and I dearly treasure every moment. Especially, when it includes such special moments as a girls’ night out to see Beauty and the Beast on Broadway at the Fox Theater in Atlanta!
Belle is by far Makenzie’s favorite princess. Growing up, my sister adored Beauty and the Beast. I could watch Broadway shows at the Fox every week. My mom loves it (and us) all. While spending time together on Thanksgiving, we made the decision to buy tickets and all go together for a fun filled evening. It only seemed right. And it was.
For the night, we all met up to ride MARTA’s public transportation into the city. We made decent time into the city and hopped off the train to go grab a bite to eat before heading into the theater. Our quick walk a few blocks away to the place we planned on hitting up turned into quite a little adventure, though.
Everything was closed in the area. It is a business area that I figured would still have some options, but I guess the places we intended to find dinner only remain open for lunch. As we stood around in the lobby of the MARTA terminal deciding where to go instead, a nice looking gentleman came up to offer his help. We appreciated it, but sometimes his help was a little too intense. Like offering to give us a ride to a place to eat, wanting to show us a shortcut through a deserted parking lot (no thanks!), and helping to carry Makenzie while we walked. Do not touch my daughter and we can walk a few blocks, thank you very much.
In the end, he did set us back in the right direction (and to food) and we graciously thanked him for that. I do think he was just a very nice man trying to help, but perhaps not quite in tune with how offering women to ride with a stranger would come across. Or we avoided a really creepy situation. Who knows? I’ll give hime the benefit of the doubt for now and get back to our wonderful evening.
By this time, we had a lot less time to get some food and get to our show. The main quick option right by the Fox Theater we could find was a Quiznos, so we made that work.
I ordered some harvest chicken salad wrap with grilled
rubber chicken, lettuce, tomato, onions, acai vinaigrette, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and grapes.
We quickly ate our meals, then walked the one block over for the start of the show!
WHEEEE! Not a single one of us could contain the excitement as we took our seats in the beautiful theater. Makenzie’s eyes shone with her excitement.
Ha! Sadly that was the best picture I could get in the dark theater. I still love it, though.
I can never get enough of the design of the Fox. If you come to Atlanta and can see a show, you must.
This show in particular blew my expectations out of the water. It was excellent!
The Broadway version included some additional scenes and songs that contributed well to the traditional story. The actors all played their respective roles with such charisma and were each spot on to the characters in the movie. The dance numbers and scenes all captivated our attention. The 2.5 hour show seemed to fly by and we soaked up every single minute as though we were all four year old little girls that dream of Belle. We may have left looking rather exhausted, and I may feel rather sleep deprived today going on only four hours of sleep, but it was worth it without a doubt.
Now, what should I keep my eyes peeled for on Broadway next? Recommendations?