For a Christmas present, I purchased tickets for myself, Mom and BrookLynn for the Tulsa Performing Arts Center to see Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. When BrookLynn opened her envelope she was so very excited but very disappointed that she had to wait a WHOLE MONTH until we could go. She couldn’t wait to get all dressed up and have a girl’s afternoon!
As luck would have it, it was our coldest winter weekend, so I insisted we wear pants. It was too cold to wear a dress even with tights on. Burrrr. Again, she wasn’t happy, but she understood and accepted that warmer was more important than cuteness.
We picked up Mom and off to Kilkenny’s Irish Pub where I had reservations for 12:00 pm. It is one of our favorite go-to girl’s day out destinations. Since I was on a new medication, I opted NOT to have one of their YUMMY brunch mamosas, but I insisted Mom have one. Mmmm….mamosa. I did sneak a tiny taste. After ordering the Brie to start, Mom ordered her usual Irish Benny, I got my usual Craigue Benny, and little miss ordered her usual Fettuccine O’Fredo. By the end of the meal we had to be rolled out, we were so full.
A very short drive later we arrived at the PAC and parked close to the entrance to the John H. Williams theatre. The best part of this theatre is that it is smaller than the Chapman Music Hall so you really feel like closer to the stage and all the action. BrookLynn LOVED IT. She only gave me the stinky face once when all the other little girls were dressed up and she was wearing pants. *Sigh* But she quickly got over it. She was antsy when we sat down and she just lit up when it began. She sang along to a few of the songs and only right before intermission did she get a little bit wiggly that indicated she needed a break.
The musical itself was amazing from the acting (the French accents were hilarious), the over the top wardrobes, the singing and dance numbers, the funny and sometimes adult humor, it was all so very well done. We talked about it all the way home. It was definitely worth the wait and I will be on the lookout for more fun girl outings at the PAC in the John H. Williams theatre.