Not Quite the Front Row

When the news broke a few months ago that Miss Ashley Judd was coming to Broadway to star in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, my husband’s heart went all aflutter. He has worshipped Ashley since he first saw her many many years ago onstage in a small off-Broadway production.

So I promised him tickets to “Cat” as close to the stage as I could get. Actually, I promised him front row.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 5th, but my boss received an email from AmEx today offering discounts to Gold Card members. I asked my boss if I could use his card to buy tickets and write him a check, and he cheerfully said yes (after all, he gets the mileage).

So I called the special phone number in the email and went on the hunt for tickets. I tried just about every Saturday show in October, November and December and couldn’t get anything close to the stage (10th row was the best I got). So when I finally moved into January, it was with little hope of getting really good tickets.

“How about fifth row?” the operator asked.

“Fifth row CENTER orchestra?” I asked excitedly.

“Yes, seats 109 and 110.”

I quickly consulted my seating chart that I had pulled up on my computer.

“I’LL TAKE THEM!” I cried quickly, seeing how good they were.

They aren’t the front row, but he’ll still be able to see his lovely Ashley. Now I just hope that she’ll still be doing the show come January 3rd. My luck she’ll have the day off or will leave the show in December. If that’s the case, Denis and I agree that we’ll sell the tickets, since she’s the whole reason we’re going in the first place!

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  1. I wonder if you’ll be able to smell her from the fifth row. I’ve heard she smells like dirty diapers.

    Also, her armpits are crusty.

  2. I sat in the front row when I saw her in “The Picnic” off-Broadway many years ago and she smelled like roses. I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from.

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