High School Musical
Price: about $8 per person
We are big fans of the theater, and I never blogged it, but we went and saw Wicked two weeks before Mack came as a last hoorah. It's hard to be gone that long from the baby for a date, and tickets are pretty pricey with the risk of having to leave at any time to rescue a babysitter, so we opted to enjoy one big Broadway show and shelf theater as a date for a year.
Then, something revolutionary happened. My mom suggested we go see a local high school production that she swore was amazing. I'll admit, being a teacher kind of ruined this for me for far too long. I've seen a lot of mediocre plays at a high school level when I went to just to support students. However, I have to admit that I never taught at a school where drama was a big thing. I never thought to seek out local high schools with amazing programs as a legit date for only $8 a ticket! Look for those who took state or were runner ups, and you know you're going to see a pretty legit show. Also, it's so much more acceptable to bring a kid if you want to turn it into a family date. There were several babies and kids, and showing Peter Pan made it all the more family friendly. I'm pleased to say Mack did awesome, and enjoyed it as much as his parents!
How could he not? There were people flying, amazing sets, dancing, music, and a bunch of teenagers who made us feel like we'd dropped a lot more than the ticket value for this play!
Lesson learned, if you want an amazing play for a cheap price, seek out a local high school musical from a top program and you won't be disappointed!