November 19, 2009
...in my head; but a Rockette nonetheless.
Last night, I had an opportunity to see The Rockettes at The Fox Theater in Atlanta. It turned into a girls' night out with 8 of us giggling at Santa, fawning over the Rockettes' costumes and their every high-kick and enjoying the dancing poinsettias, bears and mice.
I don't know about you, but I'd never seen The Rockettes' Christmas production. You really couldn't tell the difference between me and the legions of kids in the audience when it came to sheer amazement. "Wow!" is certainly an understatement.
This year's show, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, in Atlanta is sponsored by the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Prior to the kickoff of the show, one of the chairs of this installment of the event series mentioned that CHOA cares for nearly 275,000 children each year. Now that deserves a superlative! My younger sister spent a great deal of time within this hospital system when she was a child as she suffers with sickle cell anemia, a hereditary blood disorder. This, of course, made attending last night's show that much more special.
Tonight's festivities reminds me that going to the theater, whether it be a national tour or a local production, is a budget-friendly option for entertainment. We popped into Churchill Grounds for a post-show toast and then we were on our way. Home before 11 PM.
When was the last time you went to the theater? What'd you see?
Photo credit: Radio City Entertainment