Sunday, December 5, 2010

A laugh a minute

Posted By on Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Last night my DH and I escaped the confines of our home which sits amidst the Festival of Lights Parade staging area for an evening out (really, it's not Christmas until you've heard "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" played for an hour straight — it makes even our puts-up-with-most-anything Boston terrier whine).

First up, dinner at Shuga's. Their hot lemon ginger tea was the perfect fit for a cold evening. Then, improv with Stick Horses in Pants at The Broadmoor. Studies show that as kids, we laugh over 300 times a day. As adults? Oh, about 15.

I think I pretty much made up for the first half of my 30s last night.

We don't really know why they're called that either.
  • We don't really know why they're called that either.

The five Stick Horses use a Who's Line Is It Anyway? type model, and last night's performance to a mostly full Broadmoor Theatre audience didn't disappoint. For $8 a person ($5 for military and students), it's a great way to get out of the house (parade craziness or not) and chuckle (or groan) at some local talent.

Mark your calendar now because the Stick Horses will be performing a second show this month at The Broadmoor, 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18. And if you leave the kids at home (though you don't have to — all Stick Horses shows are kept family-friendly), you can enjoy a "romantic comedy" kind of evening with a pre- or post-show stroll around The Broadmoor's holiday-lights-lit lake.

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