I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Suzanne got on an incredible hot streak in the second game. She rolled two strikes in a row, then a spare, and had scored 121 with a frame or two to go before our time ran out. The boys had headed to the arcade and missed her performance, but Tim and I watched in awe. Perhaps there's still time for her to join a senior league and get a shirt with her name embroidered across the pocket.
"Once." The show won eight Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical, so I was happy to be able to tag along with Suzanne and Tim for the performance.
Before the show began, audience members were invited onstage to check out the set (which was an old mirrored bar) and buy a drink. Needless to say, I was all over that. As a bonus, some of the actors came onstage, instruments in hand, and began to play just as I was climbing the steps. There were fiddlers and a mandolin player, a pianist and an accordionist. One guy played the tambourine with his foot while strumming a guitar. The music made me think of gypsies, and the crowd really got into it. The actors continued playing as the audience members were ushered to their seats, with the music flowing seamlessly into the first song of the show. Seriously fun.