PLEASE ONLY RSVP IF YOU ARE GOING TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!
PLEASE ANSWER ALL 6 QUESTIONS IF YOU RSVP.
MEET AT METROSTAGE ON SUNDAY AT 2:15 PM:
Join us for the new musical
LADIES SWING THE BLUES!
*****on DCMetroTheaterArts: "Four jazz divas played by four fabulous actresses and singers – Roz White (Billie Holiday); Lori Williams (Ella Fitzgerald); Yvette Spears (Sarah Vaughan)...All the songs were hits....there is a frenetic intensity exemplified by the constant movement of the five actors in a small space, the continuous melodic sounds of a highly skilled supportive quartet, the choices of mostly loud, gutsy up tempo songs... Audrey Thornton, DCMetroTheaterArts
FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT THAILAND ON ROYAL STREET
AT METRO STAGE - 1201 North Royal St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314
TICKETS: $43.00 (By Check) OR $33.00 By Paypal
MetroStage has given us a great price - LESS THAN THE GOLDSTAR PRICE AND NO FEES TO PAY- FOR $30 PER TICKET.
PAYMENT: (2 Choices)
(1) SEND $46.00 to [masked] on PayPal.
(2) Send a check for $43.00 made out to Joel Markowitz, and send it to:
5750 Bou Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852
MEET AT THE THEATRE BY 2:15 PM:
Because the seating is “general admission”- we need to be at the theatre by 2:15 PM, so we can get in line before the other patrons arrive, so we can get into the theatre first and sit in the center seats. If you come early, you will get the parking spots in the parking lot and not have to search for street parking. You can leave your car in the parking lot or on the street until dinner is over. We will walk back to the theatre after dinner to make sure that everyone gets back into their cars.
From GW Parkway South Towards Washington:
Take the George Washington south, towards Washington. After you pass the airport and get into Alexandria, take the Bashford Lane exit, and go to the 2nd light and turn left on Bashford Lane. The sign is on the left side in the middle of the street. Go straight 5 minutes and turn right on 3rd Street, then immediately left into the parking lot. The theatre is the big glass entrance facing the parking lot.
METRO WALKING DIRECTIONS:
WALKING FROM BRADDOCK ROAD METRO (ON THE BLUE OR YELLOW LINE):
t's a 20 minute walk from the Braddock Road Metro. There are also taxis there.
Start out going North on N West St
Turn right onto Madison St 11.6 minutes
Turn left onto N Royal St 6.5 minutes
Arrive at 1209 N ROYAL STREET
WALKING FROM THE KING STREET METRO:
it's a 33 minute walk to 1201 North Royal Street:
Start out going North on Daingerfield Rd towards King St
Turn right onto Cameron St 1.8 minutes
Turn left onto Buchanan St 3.5 minutes
Turn right onto Princess St 14.3 minutes
Turn left onto N Royal St 12.6 minutes
Arrive at 1201 N ROYAL ST
There is free parking at the theatre and street parking. There are only 20 parking spots in the lot so come early and grab one of those spots. Street parking should be easy on Sunday, but coming early is the key to grabbing one of these spots.
WALKING TO THAILAND ON ROYAL STREET AFTER THE SHOW
The restaurant is at 835 North Royal Street at Montgomery Avenue. The phone number is (703)[masked]. We will meet outside the front door and will walk to the restaurant - a 10 minute walk. If you need to drive, you should be able to find a parking space across the street from the restaurant. Remember, you can leave your car at the theatre until dinner is over, and we will walk back to the theatre after dinner.
Please remember that it's important for the reputation of OUR GROUP to show up to dinner if you made a reservation with me. We are taking over this entire small restaurant tomorrow during their dinner rush.
SEATING AT THE RESTAURANT.
We will have small tables of no more than 6 people. This will make socializing with the group much easier and hopefully you will make new friends at your table. It will also help you pay the check very quickly.
PAYING THE CHECK
Please bring cash to pay for your meal. The restaurant has asked that we pay with cash and only one credit card per table. If someone at the table wants to put the entire bill on his/her credit card - that’s fine.
If you want to know how much cash to bring, take a look at the menu for prices.
There will be one check per table. You will pay for what you order and drink, and will not be splitting the check. Please add 30% to the amount of your order and that will pay for the group gratuity and the VA taxes. If you see at the end that you have some extra money left, you can decide to add it in, or distribute it back to the members of your table. I have been using this method for paying the check for 21 years with The Ushers - and it always works quickly.
See you on March 17th!