Looking to get out and be social? Want a fun activity to try? We’ve got you covered with our monthly activity article.

Each month we will highlight a different activity or event for grown-ups to get out and try. The idea is to get a group of people together to socialize, have fun, and try something new.

When was the last time you went to the theatre? And we’re not talking about the movies.

There is something so majestic about a night out, getting dressed up and going to dinner and a show.  And it doesn’t have to be a large production, such as a Broadway musical.

Local theatres embrace an array of works, from new scripts to familiar storylines, and even take on famous classics. They are smaller scale productions, so ticket prices will be more budget friendly, but the quality of these shows certainly measures up.

No matter where you live, there is likely to be a local theatre close by. Not only will you be supporting your community, the arts, and local talents, you will also enjoy a great night out with friends.

We suggest making a day of it. Make reservations at a restaurant close by for a nice meal, then head to the show. Or attend an afternoon showing and follow-up with dinner. This way you can discuss the production at leisure.

Going to the theatre immerses you in the experience. The show is un-edited – anything can happen – and you get to witness the reactions of those around you. There is no screen, no pause, no rewind or fast forward. It is a breath of fresh air to enjoy talents in real-time.

Look up your local theatre, see what is playing and arrange for you and your friends to go see a performance. And hopefully, it will become a regular occurrence.

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By Christine Tompa