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