I opted for no necklace, and I wore black dangly earrings and black pointy-toe pumps. It was sassy!
But then came the best part of the evening... the SHOW. Back in December, Grant gave me my Christmas/Anniversary present: Tickets to see "Legally Blonde- The Musical". I love me a good musical and I had kinda fallen in love with the soundtrack to this show. Mostly because of Laura Bell Bundy, the girl who originated the role on Broadway. Laura Bell Bundy (or LBB as she is referred to often) is a supreme Triple Threat. For those of you who are not musically inclined, a Triple Threat is someone who can sing, dance and act. It's hard to find an actor/actress that is equally good in all three areas. LBB is.
When Grant bought tickets to the show, I knew that this was the National Touring Company and that LBB would not be performing, especially since she retired from the show last summer. Well, the girl who was supposed to play Elle Woods for us Saturday night broke her toe and can't dance... so... GUESS WHO THEY FLEW IN FROM NYC?!?!?
My Laura Bell Bundy!!
We had heard there was a chance this could happen but I was preparing myself for some random understudy. But when we got to the theater and saw "Tonight's performance will feature Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods" I about cried. I almost did, seriously. I think I freaked out the couple sitting next to us. I heard the man say to his wife "Oh, great, we have some understudy tonight". And I was like "NO, you have NO IDEA how lucky we are to be seeing her! She was nominated for a TONY for this role. These tickets would've been worth so much more money if people would've known it was her!". Grant was telling me to stop talking to them.
She was awesome. Bless her heart, her voice was raspy and hoarse, but she still totally rocked it. She even improvised an awesome line. She was holding the little chihuahua while she was doing this scene, and the chihuahua kept licking all over her face while she was trying to say her lines. Well, people were kinda snickering about it so she just said "He likes to make out on Valentine's Day!". She got a big laugh.
Grant had no idea when he bought those tickets back in December that he would be taking me to see one of my Broadway faves perform LIVE! It was awesome and a big highlight!
Church was awesome yesterday morning. We talked about finances in Sunday School and then in church Pastor Gregg started his 3-week series on the End Times. I've learned so much already!
Yesterday afternoon I cooked lunch, took a 2 hour nap, went to the gym, went to Academy (blah), went to the grocery store, cooked dinner, and cleaned the house. It was a good day!
And it was a GREAT weekend!