Mamma Mia! at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City

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Our evening activity for the second night in New York City was a trip to the Winter Garden Theatre to see Mamma Mia. Originally built in 1896, this theatre is located at 1634 Broadway, between 50th and 51st street. The original structure was not a theatre, but the many building renovations have restored it to the style of live-performance theatres of the 1920’s and is a very comfortable venue. Our seats were purchased at a discount through broadwaybox.com for an evening showing of the Mamma Mia live performance. I don’t know if we found the best deal available, but we were able to purchase the tickets online prior to our departure and had our seat assignments in hand while others were shuffling through lines and seeking tickets to the popular show. We were seated on the first row of the balcony, which was an excellent view. Our neighbors to the right were three ladies on holiday from Australia. Their enthusiasm was contagious and soon the balcony patrons were dancing right along with the show performance. The ABBA songs and humor of the show just make for a fun experience and we left the performance in a happy mood and still humming along. There was window-shopping and people-watching to finish off this second day in NYC.

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