Went to Sweeny Todd last night.
Read this and heed my advice.
Instead of paying $75/seat for these tickets, go out to a nice dinner.
Drink wine with dinner. Lots of wine.
Sweet husband Tim and I normally enjoy the theatre. We've had season tickets to The Arnoff since it opened and to The Taft Theatre before that.
This is a very dark show. A barber gets out of prison and hooks up with a tarty pie maker in London. He slits the throats of his customers and she uses the body parts to spice up her meat pies.
Think Steven King on LSD, having a really bad trip and writing about it.
I tuned out ~ except when the train whistle blew, again, and again, and again, and again ~ in the second act. I've never complained about the noise at concerts or at the theatre.
Take ear plugs for the second act. The story line isn't the only thing that's painful. Your ears will hurt.
I was so bored, I was thinking up recipe names.
Here's a recipe using blood oranges.
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail Marinated with Blood Oranges
modified from Epicurious
2c blood orange juice
1/2c lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1/2c ruby red grapefruit juice
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1/4t kosher salt
1t crushed red pepper
2 pounds jumbo shrimp, thawed, peeled, deveined
1 large red bell pepper, cored, diced
1 large yellow bell pepper, cored, diced
1c celery, diced
1 large red onion, diced
1/2c cilantro, chopped
2T flat leaf parsley, chopped
1/4c olive oil
toasted pita wedges
Combine juices and 1/2 of the minced garlic in a medium saucepan over medium~high heat. Add salt and bring to boil. Reduce juice mixture to 1c of liquid. This should take about 15 minutes. Cool. Mix in crushed red pepper.
Combine shrimp, bell peppers, celery, onion, cilantro, parsley, olive oil and remaining garlic in large zip~lock bag. Toss with blood orange mixture and season with salt and pepper.
Seal bag and refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.