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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

adding a little "culture"

There is a small theatre here in Crawfordsville that is home to the "Sugar Creek Players". They put on shows several times a year and Rudee and I have talked about going several times in the last 2 1/2 years we have been here at the KOA.
While at driving between assignments last week I had the Crawfordsville radio station on and they had a commercial advertising the opening for the musical "Chicago". I jotted down the phone number for tickets and gave them a call. I was able to get decent tickets for Fridays show which also happened to be opening night The tickets were only $10 each, pretty good bargain for a night at the theatre.
To make our date night complete I made reservations at the fanciest restaurant in town, or at least the fanciest that I know of :-).
Friday arrived and we got all gussied up in our Sunday best and headed out for a night on the town.
Our first stop was the Irongate Restaurant for dinner. The chef's special was beef wellington so that is what we ordered. Neither one of us had ever had it before but it is one of the main dishes on the TV show Hell's Kitchen and we always wanted to try it.
The meal did not disappoint and we both ate too much but had a great time. The restaurant and the theatre are only a few blocks apart so we were able to walk between the two. I picked up our tickets at the "will call" window and we waited for a short time in the lobby for the "house" to open.
I am assuming, judging by the marquee, the theatre was the towns movie house at one time. It was not real ornate but was nice and the workers made you feel very welcome.
Once the doors opened we found our seats which were row 13 center and made ourselves comfortable. The theatre was small, probably only 18 rows total, but it was tastefully decorated and you could tell they took pride in its appearance.
The show started right on time and was a real treat. I really didn't know what to expect since all the actors were "local talent" but they were all very professional. The singing and choreography was top notch and we both thoroughly enjoyed the show. I think it has to be the best bargain in town. Two and half hours of top notch entertainment for $10! We plan to go back again some day.
We finally had some rain here and the temperatures are supposed to drop back into the "normal" range. I'll keep you posted.

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