Let the show begin…

I love musicals. So far, I’ve watched “Miss Saigon” at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London and “Grease” at the Dominion Theatre also in London. These are the old traditional type of theatres that would not fail to bring to mind Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera”…unlike when I went to see “Singing in the rain” at one of the more modern ones, the Pavillion in Plymouth, England – it just wasn’t the same.

The St James’ Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand is one such theatre…

St James' Theatre Wellington 1

…and Melissa had the opportunity last Saturday to go to this very grand place…

St James Theatre Wellington 2

…to watch “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”.

Here she was at the theatre that day…

Mel @ St James Theatre Wellington

She and her friend, Myra (who hails from Sabah), did not have lunch before the matinee so they decided to have some hot dogs…

Mel & her hotdog lunch @ St James' Theatre Wellington

…from this place…

Brat Pack Wellington

Myra certainly seemed to enjoy hers a lot!

Myra enjoying her hot dog

Om…nom…nom…nom!!! LOL!!!

I think Melissa bought the souvenir magazine from the stall…

Mel @ souvenir stall

…and as usually is the case at such shows, photography was not allowed and unlike the father, my girl is not the type to try and snap a picture or two. LOL!!!

After the show, the two girls went for dinner at a Chinese restaurant and Myra had this…

Myra's noodle dinner

…while Melissa had this HUGE bowl of noodle soup…

Mel's noodle dinner

That is to be expected as the portions of everything served in New Zealand are always very big.

The girls certainly enjoyed themselves and even though it was not the first time for Melissa as we had gone to see “Mamma Mia” at the very modern Esplanade in Singapore, this was definitely her first time at a theatre that was a lot more like what one would imagine it to be.