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January 9th, 2004, 8:03am
I won the Lifetime trip to NY to see Delta Burke in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Yipee!!!
Just wondering how you are supposed to dress to go to a broadway show as I have never ever been to one, never been to NY for that matter. Any suggestions would be appreciated as I am clueless. Thanks in advance for your responses. :)
January 9th, 2004, 8:11am
:jump: Congrats on your win Kat! :jump:
I have no suggestions on what to wear, as I have never been to one either, but....on TV they dress up :laugh:
January 9th, 2004, 8:13am
For the show, same as you would to see a play in any other city- dressy but not too formal.Dress or very nice pants.
NY in general- dark and/or neutral colors, classic cuts, nothing fussy and layers, layers, layers. Nothing says tourist like pastels. For winter you will want a hat and gloves and a scarf,it gets very cold.
NY is wonderful, you will have a great time! Enjoy. I lived there 12 years and will always miss it in many ways. PM me if I can help you with anything.
January 9th, 2004, 8:21am
Here's my two cents...Well, I don't mean to sound like some big cosmopolitan world traveler or anything, but I recently attended Les Miserables in London and wore a nice sweater (it was in November) and some dress pants, and I felt that I wasn't over or underdressed. It also might depend on the theatre the show is in...but in my opinion, I think you're fine wearing what you'd wear to have a nice dinner out or something...anything from a skirt or some dress pants with a nice blouse or sweater. I don't think you have to worry about being too formal! I actually have attended a couple of opera performances here in Tampa Bay and was surprised at the range of styles I saw (I think women usually tend to dress up a bit more than men do for these types of things anyway). Hope this helps.
But the most important thing is to enjoy! Congratulations again on your win!
January 9th, 2004, 8:21am
People wear anything from casual to dress, with the majority wearing nice casual. So whatever you want to wear basically. Have fun!
January 9th, 2004, 8:31am
I live in New York, people that go to plays all dress differently, tourists usually dress up,
but, you can wear dressy pants and a nice sweater, that is what I would wear if I were going, ( it is really cold here right now). Have a wonderful time.
January 9th, 2004, 8:31am
my suggestion should you choose to take it is a nice pair of black slacks, paired with a soft sweater or nice blouse with blazer, dressy enough yet not overdone and it will take you to a nice dinner out as well
January 9th, 2004, 8:42am
It's kind of like living in FL. People who live here wear jackets when it's 65~ and the snowbirds wear shorts. People who live in N.Y. wear casual clothes to Broadway many have on jeans and the tourists dress up. Whatever you wear I know you'll have a great time!!!! :supstar:
January 9th, 2004, 8:49am
wear whatever you want!! have fun!! :jump: :jump: :jump:
January 9th, 2004, 8:55am
I would wear classic pants or dress in dark tones. Nothing too fancy. Make sure you are comfortable in what you are wearing so that you enjoy the evening. Not sure if your trip came with a meal or not but there are lots of great restaurants in the theater district which offer a pre-theater meal, usually at a very affordable fixed price. I think these typically run from 5 pm to 7 pm. While we walked to the theater, we took a cab home. Bundle up. It's cold up here. ENJOY!
January 9th, 2004, 9:14am
I agree with the consensus, nice casual wear is fine. Some of the theaters are really small and cramped,and you can generally expect to have very little leg room (worse than a movie theater) unless the 'good seats' are a little more generous. I have really long legs, and prefer to wear flats, rather than heels, for comfort because of this.
I love Delta Burke, and I really wanted to win this, so tell us all about it when you get back!!!!
January 9th, 2004, 7:05pm
Thanks for the response all. I knew I could count on my fellow sweepers for giving me ideas of what to wear. :) :) :)
January 10th, 2004, 8:19pm
When I am lucky enough to go see a show I pull out my theater attire. What everyone has been suggesting. Black pants, a dressy top and nice low heeled shoes. I feel comfortable and am ready for any occassion and type of dining.
However, my daughter, Phoenixmommy, once lucked into last minute tickets for Annie Get Your Gun with Bernadette Peters. She was dressed in cutoffs and looked pretty ratty. But had no choice if she wanted to see the show which started in 5 minutes. She and her buddy headed toward the standing room only and a well-dressed gentleman stopped and gave them extra tickets he had. Imagine their surprize as they turned out to be 2nd row orchestra seats. Never again has she set foot in NYC in shorts!!!
January 10th, 2004, 8:25pm
Congrats! I love Delta Burke & I love NYC!
I have made 2 visits to NYC, both in August. Each time, I wore a dress--the kind you could wear to work, wedding, party, church. I made sure to wear comfy shoes, as you might have to walk awhile before you catch a cab, or maybe you'll walk to/fro hotel, restaurant, theatre, etc. Most of the other people with me dressed nicely,too,but we saw lots of folks dressed in lots of different ways.
Have a marvelous time! :cheer7: