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One of the best things about attending Mason Gross as a graduate student (or undergrad for that matter) is it's proximity to New York City. The amount of places to explore and experience are endless. Up until this past weekend I had taken advantage of all the museums and shopping in the city, but had yet to see a show on Broadway. (Don't throw rotten tomatoes yet)
Luckily I rectified that this past weekend when my sister came to the city and we were able to spend a day off together exploring. Early in the morning we visited a large majority of the theatres on Broadway to peruse the show wares. Since she was in town for such a short time we decided to go big or go home, that's right, Cabaret. After hiking to Studio 54, we spoke with a lovely woman in the box office. Since each theatre is different she explained to us the Standby and Student Rush ticket policies for the studio. If there were any extra seats to be had they would be given on a first come first serve basis to those waiting in the line designated. In my sister's true spirit she joked with the poor lady about setting aside two tickets for us under her desk, all three of us laughed it off and we assured her we would be back that night to try our luck. Before leaving we took a few pictures at the theatre, to do the tourist thing.
That evening after picking up my sister's boyfriend, and after traipsing around New York City, we showed up to Studio 54 an hour and a half before curtain. It was a good thing too because someone had already gotten in line before us.
Side not, costumes were beautiful. The two worlds of the play (Kit Kat Club and everyday Germany) were defined well through the clothes. Each had their own details and in their own way were beautiful. The strong picture at the end with the emcee took my breath away in the best way. The costumes helped transition the play in such a subtle way most people wouldn't notice unless they were making mental note of the costumes to chat with one of their professors about...(guilty). The acting, costumes, set, sound, lighting, all created a splendid event that I will remember for quite some time.