Going to New York City for a show was always something I looked forward to, so it is understandable that I felt a little guilty when my daughter recently reminded me that she had never seen a Broadway show. I remember taking her to see shows at the Valley Forge Music Theater (before it became a shopping area) and at People’s Light and Theater Company in our home town. We had been to Philadelphia to see The Nutcracker many years ago, but Broadway had escaped us. I knew right away I had to do something about that! So, bright and early one Saturday morning a few weeks ago, Ann and I drove to Trenton to catch the New Jersey Transit line to Penn Station. We met my son and daughter-in-law for brunch, then just the girls walked to the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for a showing of Beautiful, the Carole King Musical. We had fantastic seats for a fantastic show! The music, especially the tunes from Tapestry, brought back such wonderful memories.
As the three of us chatted on the way back to the station, we decided to make going to a show on Broadway a yearly event. I guess it’s never too late to bring an old tradition to a new generation, or just make new memories.