GYGG – to the Theater!

GYGG to the Theater

Welcome to Grab Your Group and GO – to the Theater!  Our one stop informational portal for upcoming shows consolidated in one handy location.  You can sign up right here, review show starts, and pricing and stay “in the know” on all things theater.  This is a group that embraces a “more the merrier” mindset so ALL ARE WELCOME.  If you would like to receive emails about our upcoming shows as they are announced (and other theater tips and thoughts), sign up here!  If you would like to read past Newsletters, click here!

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December

Head Over Heels – Thursday, December 6th @7pm  

IMG_3830Let’s kick off December with the super fun, frothy and highly sing-alongable Head Over Heels. I saw this with Margaux in August and she is still talking about it. Must admit I was an unabashed Go-Go’s fan back in the day and this show re-ignited my inner Go-Go adoration. The show is at 7pm so we will conjure up some special festivities on the back end of the sho

Kids are welcome though keep in mind there are some “progressive” bits – however, Margaux seems no worse for wear from the experience. 🙂 To read what I had to say about this show in August, CLICK HERE.

Tickets are $60

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School of Rock – Sunday, December 16th @2pm

This show is closing January 20th and my group hasn’t seen it yet! I assume most of you have, so I reserved a smallish number of tickets. If you like us have not seen it – come rock out with us!  Tickets are $130

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Christmas Cabaret – December 19th @ 7pm

Tis the season to be festive! What could be more festive than gathering at Feinstein’s/54 Below and listening to the charming and talented Norm Lewis croon Christmas Carols at our group? I was lucky enough to hear Norm sing last night at an event at The Museum of the City of New York. I could toss a whole cadre of enthusiasms at you… chills, wide eyes, jaw-dropping, but trust me when I say this is a man you want to hear sing. He could sing the phone book but that is not his plan! He is going to regale us with Christmas songs from his new Christmas collection. Due to the high demand for this show, I am not allowed to reserve tickets. I need an exact number to order for our group. I know my gals Tracey Pontarelli and Lisa Abel are in (and their husbands too)! Are you? They have a full menu so you can come and eat and drink to your heart’s content.    

Tickets will be around $100 (at a discounted rate) and the events manager will seat us all together. Let’s get FESTIVE and GO!  

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Looking Ahead to 2019:

January

American Son – Tuesday, January 8th @7pm

When someone you just met grabs you by the arm and says with authority YOU HAVE TO SEE AMERICAN SON, if you are me, you listen. She went onto say that this is a play she will be thinking about for a long time and can’t wait for us to see it so we can discuss it. Sounds like a book club come to life on the stage! LOVE it. Thank you Alatia! If this show is not on your radar, it does have a star on its stage in the form of the lovely and talented Kerry Washington. This sounds like a show we not only should see, but need to see.

Our box office is now closed. If you would like to join us, buy a ticket from the theater! If you do, let me know and I will include you in any pre/post show plans. Or you can place your name on the wait list.  I will turn to you if tickets become available (and they always do).

The Ferryman – Thursday, January 17th @7pm

I was having a bit of mental block regarding this play. Perhaps it was a moderate case of post-traumatic stress on the heels of the marathon that was Denzel’s Iceman Cometh last May? Just was not ready to subject the group to another 3+ hour theater commitment.   But the show kept bubbling into my emails and sidewalk talks and texts and brain. How about The Ferryman? asked numerous people including but not limited to… Stacie, Libby, and Anna.

It was thanks to this and the fact that The Ferryman was by far the #1 show in our recent theater survey that I succumbed to peer-ish pressure and placed an order last week. PHEW! Happy I did because the reviews that came out for this show are the reviews of all reviews! I perused several, scanning for chinks in the armor and it seems this show is *bulletproof*. Click here to read my favorite review. Come to see this show of all shows with me or find another date and go! Go! GO! Tickets are $150

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King Kong – Sunday, January 27th @3pm

No one was more surprised than me that King Kong captured my heart on stage. Is it a perfect show? No. Is it an entertaining production? YES. I did spot polls in the audience and my rapture was not a singular experience, but universally shared by my audience mates. Let’s go see the big guy together!  I reserved a king size order of tickets so bring friends and family. To read more on my thoughts on Kong, click here.  Tickets are $150

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February

To Kill a Mockingbird – Sunday, February 10th @3pm

Calling all 7th and 8th grade families! Really looking forward to seeing one of my favorite books brought to life on stage. Note: If you have a 7th grade boy at Saint David’s he is going to see this play in May via school. So make your decision on how you want to roll with this show accordingly. I know at least one person who is going to leave her 7th grader at home and attend with her husband and 8th grader.

Our box office is closed.  If you would like to join us, buy a ticket from the theater! If you do, let me know and I will include you in any pre/post show plans! Or you can place your name on the wait list.  I will turn to you if tickets become available (and they always do).

Network – Wednesday, February 20th @7pm

Let’s go see Bryan Cranston have a nervous breakdown on stage in Network.  Apparently, this type of voyeurism is expensive. Tickets are $185 a pop, but we will be in orchestra 1 so up close and personal to experience the meltdown together. Click the button below to be part of this show. I use this language deliberately as the show is said to be an immersive experience. My favorite kind!

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SuperHero – Sunday, February 24th @3pm

This world premiere of the off-Broadway show is off the radar, so we will be among the first to see this soon to be hot, hot show. Just the first sentence in the description won me over: Before we can save the world, we have to save each other. So true and a terrific reminder for all of us! Age grading is a tricky thing, but 12 and up might be a good barometer for your family. Depends on your kid though! Your call. We are hoping to score a talkback with the supremely talented guy in charge of the music and the lyrics. Adult Tickets: $75.00 – Student Tickets: $35

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April

The Lehman Trilogy – Wednesday, April 3rd @7pm

On the sidelines at a swim meet my friend Laura said that a friend told her to crawl across broken glass to get a ticket to the show The Lehman Trilogy at The Armory. I found this to be a seriously persuasive sentence. My friend Diane had told me about this show in September, but Laura pushed me over into the MUST GET TICKETS category so I bought as many as I could. We will all be sitting together in the second-best category of seating. For those not familiar with the show it is the history of The Lehman brothers.  The show opens in the calamitous year of 2008 and toggles between that and the past giving audience members a history lesson on the rise and subsequent fall of the Lehman organization.

Our tickets are sold out, but the theater still has tickets at multiple price point options. Click here to buy a ticket from the theater! If you do, let me know and I will include you in any pre/post show plans! Or you can place your name on the wait list.  I will turn to you if tickets become available.

Be More Chill – Sunday, April 7th @3pm

IMG_8095As you may (or may not) have read here, a group and I got to see this recently Off Broadway. The show was wildly well received by the teens in the group and MOST (but not all) of the adults. It is a production that was brought back to life by it’s social media power wielding fans and it might just be the hottest ticket on Broadway this spring. The theater is being a little aggressive with their orchestra pricing and not offering discounts, hence the pricey cost of those seats.

We have 3 tiers of pricing – pick your squip and join us!

BMC Orchestra – $200

BMC Mezzanine 1 – $150

BMC Mezzanine 2 – $125


THE FINE PRINT:

This group was created to ensure that we as a group are more regularly taking advantage of the myriad of live theater offerings available in this magical town many of us call home. We are proud and thrilled that we’ve made it as easy possible for all of us to experience live theater together on a more regular basis.   

Process: Once you click the form and enter your information, you have made a commitment to see your chosen show. Linda will circle back requesting payment at a later date. The preferred method of payment is quickly and via venmo or chasequickpay, but checks are fine too (for now). We prefer to not have to send reminders, but will happily send along one or two because we realize these types of emails can get lost in your in box and the timing of their arrival is very much a matter of the luck of the draw.  

We have built in service fees added to the price of each ticket as organizing these events is not an insignificant allocation of time and resources. Though we do love most every minute of our time spent masterminding evenings at the theater.  🙂

We are thrilled to have you be a part of this group. Thank you.