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My favorite musical when I was growing up was Grease.  I loved watching Sandy and Danny dancing the Hand Jive, and I would pump my arms when Greased Lighting came on.  It wasn’t exactly a child friendly movie, but I was too young to understand and I just loved the Pink Ladies.

When I learned that Papermill Playhouse had Grease in their season I wanted to take Eleanor (they did the PG-13 version).  What worked out to be even better is Mike’s sister Sarah and her daughter Helen Estelle were visiting so we decided to make a girls night out and see the show together.

When I learned that Sunday nights you were encouraged to dress up I knew exactly what I needed to do.  I whipped up the girls a circle skirt with some fabric I had laying around; threw some wire hair bands in their hair and told them to spin.  They loved it.  Sarah and I also played the part as we both had vintage style dresses.

This was Eleanor’s 1st live, non children’s theater show so I was a little nervous, but she did great.  She did fall asleep at the end of Act 1, but I’ve got to learn that we can’t pack our day full of activities and then expect her to stay awake in a dark theater.

In the middle of Act II she leaned over and said “This is the best night ever!”  I couldn’t agree more.  Girls Night Out with her Aunt and cousin was perfect and we all had a great time watching a fun show.

Experiences are the best thing we can do with our family and friends and I’m so thankful that there are so many great places and things to do where we live.  I’m looking forward to making more memories as Papermill next season!

Note:  I was not compensated for this post, but do work as a volunteer for Papermill so my tickets were complimentary from my hours volunteering.  As always all opinions are my own.   

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