Unless your name is Ebenezer, I am sure you anticipate the fun and joy of the holidays to be shared with friends and family. My office is no different. We deck the halls and immerse the office with holiday cheer. Delicious delectables abound and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the Christmas confections that so many of our wonderful patients have prepared: chocolate, cookies, truffles, caramel, etc…(what you never heard of internal marketing?).
As we do every year, we celebrate the holidays (Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanza with an office outing. This year we decided to be a bit more adventurous….to push the envelope…to dare to live a little bit on the edge. No, we didn’t go bungee jumping or sky- diving. We threw caution to the wind and saw, Spiderman.
Now the day we had our outing planned, the New York Times trashed the show and announced that refunds were being given. The day after our pilgrimage to the Foxwoods Theatre, one of the actors portraying Spidey took a serious 20 ft fall into the orchestra pit. Previous showings had mishaps where your friendly neighborhood Spiderman actually fell from the rafters into unsuspecting laps. (Now that’s bringing the audience into the show).
We decided to brave the weather and Julie Taymor’s acrobatics and go on with the show. Not before we had the chance to drown our fears with abundant food and DRINK at Sardi’s!
We had a great time!
The theatre was packed. The first act was exciting with Spiderman and the Green Goblin flying overhead. (Should the need arise, I was ready to catch any falling superhero to protect my dedicated staff). We were all wowed by the modern marvels of Broadway magic. The second act didn’t deliver and will be the focus of the writers before the show finally opens. But all in all, we had a wonderful night.
I’ll be curious to see the show again, once they get their act together (couldn’t resist the line.)
Hope your holiday season was as full of warmth and fun as mine was!