Melt in Your Mouth Monday Blog Hop #42

Wow!  This weekend flew by fast for me!  On Saturday, I traveled on a bus to NYC with my Sister-in-Law Gail!  It was about 4 1/2 hours down and back.  I saw my first Broadway Show - WICKED!  It was so much fun!  The performance was truly outstanding!  When the show was over, we had a back stage tour! Gail and I took a picture with a few members of the cast but they didn’t come out too good. The flash was not on! :( Here are the best photos that I took after I figured that out.

The Gershwin Theatre


Jackie Burns (center) played Elphaba the green witch!  She warmly greeted us back stage.  The children posing with her were on the tour with us.  Check out this video of Jackie Burns and Chandra Lee Schwartz (who played Glinda) in Wicked!



Chandra Lee Schwartz’ dressing room!


In the center, handsome actor Richard H. Blake (who played Fiyero) talks to several people on a tour. The woman in the pink shirt was the one that took us on the tour. She’s the understudy for Elphaba!


A view from the stage



We saw lots of costumes!


Our day ended at Bryant Park where the bus picked us up.  It was the perfect time to see the outdoor ice skating rink and big Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.  It was absolutely beautiful!


Have you ever seen WICKED?



Here are the 3 most viewed recipes from last week’s Blog Hop!



Cinnamon Roll Pie Crust from The Giggling Chef



Chicken Dumpling Casserole from The Shady Porch



German Chocolate Caramel Brownies from Aunt Nubby’s Kitchen


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  1. 1
    kimberly says:

    Have a great week! Glad you had a great trip!

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    Patti says:

    How exciting! I’ve been to Phantom of the Opera twice - you are so lucky you got to go backstage!~

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      Jane says:

      Wow! I’d like to see Phantom of the Opera! The Gershwin Theatre gave tours to people who donated money to a good cause after the show.

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    Thanks for hosting! I posted a recipe for quinoa pomegranate salad.

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    jengd says:

    Glad you liked it- sounds like a great trip! We saw it a few years ago when Kristin Chenowith and Idina Menzel were still in it. Unfortunately, we went on a holiday weekend so there were a lot of understudies in the cast but it was still really well done. Personally, I didn’t care for it but it’s because I expected the book and it definitely wasn’t- it was a much milder, happier version of the story. The music was amazing, it simply wasn’t the story I expected so I was a bit disappointed. My husband hadn’t read it and liked it a lot more than I did. :)

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    Jocelyn says:

    What an awesome weekend!!! We saw Wicked in Chicago and absolutely loved it!!! How fun that you got to go backstage too!!!

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      Jane says:

      It was so good, it makes me want to go see more shows! But next time, we’re going to check out what Boston has to offer. It’s a lot closer!

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    Hi! Glad you had a great trip! Thanks for hosting the linky party. I just found your blog and love it!

  7. 12
    Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jane,
    Glad you had a fabulous week end. Your features look awesome, thanks for hosting and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

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    Anita says:

    Jane, Your trip to NYC sounds like so much fun! This week I have shared 14-Karat Cake. Thank you so much for hosting and for featuring my German Chocolate Caramel Brownies!

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    Alyssa says:

    Your trip looks like a great time! I really love your blog hop! It’s such a great way to see new blogs. I posted the Spicy Curried Turkey Noodle Soup. Happy Monday!

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    Kristi says:

    Hey Jane! Thanks for the linky! I shared my apple cider powdered whole wheat doughnut holes.

    Great pics. backstage! I would love to see Wicked! Hope you had a Wicked time! lol!

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    Connie Pruitt says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful time!

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    Susieqtpies says:

    Jealous but extremely HAPPY for you! We’ve missed seeing this show a few times BUT plan on seeing it next year, no matter what! lol

    Thanks for your weekly link up. I linked up a couple of yummy ideas for the holidays.


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    Oh Jane - how fun to share in your fun getting to view your great photos. I’ve never seen Wicked, but think it would be an awesome thing to go see with some girlfriends. I linked up my Pinwheel Jello Flowers and Crockpot Taco Soup. Have a wonderful week Friend.

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    I shared my Pomegranate Ice Cream this week. Happy Monday!

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    Loy says:

    What fun your New York trip seemed to be. I have never been to New York, but my granddaughter got to go there with a group a few years ago when she was in middle school. She even got to go to a Broadway show. It was quite an experience for her. Thanks for having another great party. Today I bring Lumpy Coal Cookies. This is a versatile drop cookie made with a brownie mix. Have a great week.

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    Thank you so much for hosting! I shared a Creamy Herb Chicken Salad w/ Pomegranate recipe. The combo of the herbs, sweet crunch of the pomegranate arils and the creaminess of the dressing (made from ground sprouted sunflower seeds) is so yummy. Thanks again.

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    I LOVED Wicked, it was such a fabulous play! The looks I get when a couple of songs pop up on my iPod! I am so going to go listen to them right now! I shared a healthy mint truffle recipe that can be enjoyed by all, decadent without being bad for you! Thanks!

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    I missed you by 1 week. We were there Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday. It’s such a great show. :) I linked up my Martini Chicken Thighs this week.

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    Ott, A says:

    That is so awesome that you got to back stage like that. Wicked is a great musical!!!

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    Thanks for hosting a great blog hop! I’ve shared my favorite, Sugar-Free, Candida Diet Ice Cream. I wanted to call it: Candida-Diet Friendly, Low-Carb, Sugar-Free, Healthy-Fat, Protein-Filled, Delicious, Filling, Good For You Vanilla Ice Cream, but you know. . .

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