After picking up our tickets, we took a selfie with the magic lamp in the lobby.

2015 11 27 New York Aladdin (2)We had matinée tickets for Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theater on 42nd Street on Friday.

2015 11 27 New York Aladdin New Amsterdam Theatre 2015 11 27 New York Aladdin New Amsterdam Theartre stageThe New Amsterdam, built in 1903, is one of the oldest surviving Broadway venues. As we enter the theater, it was amazing to see the beautiful architecture displayed in the handrails, the ceiling and entire room. It takes you back to the older days of Broadway. Our seats were in the front row of the mezzanine, which gave a complete view of the stage. However, we soon found there was very little leg room. By the end of the show, we were very happy to stretch our legs.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 08:  Actor Adam Jacobs and James Monroe Iglehart perform "Aladdin" onstage during the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20:  Actor James Monroe Iglehart takes a bow during curtain call at the the "Aladdin" On Broadway Opening Night at New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

2015 11 27 New York Aladdin Flying CapetDuring “A Whole New World,” a flying carpet carries the lovers in a night time ride. The magic carpet appeared to float softly around the stage without any visible lifting apparatus. We all left the theater with how’d they do that as our topic of conversation. It was a great production with outstanding costumes.

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