Upon my return to Charleston, I made a promise to myself that I would get out of my comfort zone and do new things. It’s no secret you can find me at Red’s during a Sunset Happy Hour , at Hall’s enjoying a delicious glass of wine and a petite filet, at Paloosh Salon getting my lashes & hair done, or or even on the Bridge smiling with my pink headphones on. I’m pretty predictable when it comes to Charleston. What can I say? I like the things I like.
When I moved away and was only here for a few days at a time, I only wanted to do things that were familiar to me. Same places, same things, same meals because I didn’t know when I would be able to do it again. Now that I am once again a Charleston resident I am really trying to get out and try new things-eat at new restaurants, go on carriage tours, enjoy all that the Low Country has to offer.
Last night was my first step in that direction. Alysa and I went and saw Young Frankenstein at the Dock Street Theater.
Prior to our night at the theaaatahhhhhhh (yes that is how I pronounced it the entire night) we had a quick dinner at New York City Pizza. It was a tough decision…NYCP is located in between Social & S.N.O.B. Both places I LOVE…but this was TRY SOMETHING NEW night. I’m so glad we did.
The Insalata Caprese was incredible and the build your own slice was crispy on the bottom but that fresh mozz and tomato I added to my pizza made the crispiness soften up just a little.
AND BONUS! They have outdoor seating. So we were able to sit outside on East Bay Street & enjoy the beautiful evening
We took a little detour on the way to Dock Street Theatre enjoying the gorgeous view of Broad Street. You’ll notice the church steeple is the tallest point on the street because there is a law saying that no building can be higher than the church.
We finally made it to the theaaaatahhhhhh! I’ve never seen the movie or live stage production of “Young Frankenstein ” but I do love me a musical. This one is by far one of my favorites! It is definitely meant for adults and all of the double entandres had me in stitches!!!! (Pun intended…haahha see what I did there…stitches because I was laughing…Frankenstein has stitches…hahahha ok I’m done now).
I can’t get over how talented the Charleston Stage Company is! If you didn’t know better, you would think this was a traveling Broadway Show. From the set to the actors to the choreography it was incredibly professional and so entertaining. I hate saying that I didn’t expect that caliber of a show locally because I know how talented and artistic Charleston is, but I didn’t expect that caliber of a show locally. My mind was blown!
I want to give a huge shout out to Cara Dolan. She is someone I am so honored to call a friend and also the choreographer of the show. I have only known her outside of her professional theater career so this is the first time I have seen her work and I was blown away! Great work!
This whole trying new things is really working for me! I’ll keep you updated on my New Adventures in my Old City!
Get your tickets for Young Frankenstein running through Nov 2nd at Dock Street Theatre by Clicking Here