Moving up from the usual type stage-shows (like Elmo, Go Diego Go!, Thomas the Tank Engine, and the Backyardigans) that we typically take the kids to, we took our four- and six-year-olds to go see “Beauty and the Beast” at the Count Basie Theatre last night (in Red Bank, NJ).
It was a good production – and the kids enjoyed being there. So, we thought “Well, if they liked this, maybe it’s now time to go check out a show on Broadway?”
Now, it’s been a while since my wife and I have seen a Broadway show. Actually, the last “adult” stage-show that we saw was an Off-Broadway production of “Cobb” back in 2000. And, the last two Broadway shows that we saw were “Cabaret” (at Studio 54) in 1999 and “Chicago” back in 1998.
So, we really had no idea what the “going” ticket price was for a Broadway show, these days, being out of the loop for the last eight years – until we looked today.
Basically, if you want a decent seat for a decent show and don’t want to wait until the last minute to see if something falls into your lap, etc., you’re paying somewhere around $150 a ticket – as far as I can tell.
When I saw that, well, $75 for a ticket to a Yankees game doesn’t seem so bad now…