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Cadet Dinner Theater

(Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Just for Fun, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 Katie Schumacher Almost the end of February and midterm tests and projects due before Spring Break. Tonight I went to the Cadet Dinner Theater at the O’Club followed by the cadet musical, Once Upon a Mattress. It was so cold, and DDB’s (Dinner Dress Blues) are not warm. My friends and I crowded into the entrance of the O’Club to keep out of the cold and took pictures as we waited to be seated. The tables were lovely with black tablecloths, red napkins, and red rose petals, which sadly, we discovered were fake. We were in for another surprise, as the water was passed around the table. A huge gulp later, I discovered that it was club soda, not water. Umm, no; I will have tea, thank you. We had some sort of lobster soup, a salad with nuts and craisins on top, a piece of chicken with rice and asparagus for the main course, and a crepe with ice cream and peaches as dessert. And not to forget the best part of the meal – the coffee! After an hour and a half of eating and socializing, we were dismissed to see the musical. Another surprise awaited us as we exited the O’Club. It was amazing, better than the coffee! (Well, it is actually a hard call there) Huge snowflakes were falling all around and I had to get someone to take our picture. In heels and with slick snow and icy sidewalks beneath, the gentle slope down to Leamy Hall was a disaster waiting to happen, as my father would say. But, phew, I think everyone made it down safely.

Once Upon a Mattress is based on the fairy tale of The Princess and the Pea. I like musicals and was impressed by the cadet performance. It had been a busy week and long day. I really just wanted to go to sleep, but the actors and the songs kept my interest. The added Coast Guard humor made parts hilarious! If I was not such an avid athlete, I would love to participate in the musical, but it takes as much time as a sport during the winter months! Snow, coffee, friends, music, and lots of laughs; practically perfect.

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