UPDATE 1/1/13: Oh my goodness! I am losing the battle against my cold and will not be able to attend. I'm really sorry. Cindy has graciously offered to host the event. She is short with short black hair and she says she will be looking around for people who look lost. The plan is still to buy tickets together at 1:30 so we can sit together. Thanks Cindy!!!
UPDATE 12/31: We will still be meeting at 1 for a 1:40 show. The Maple has assigned seating for this showing so PLEASE, if you want to sit with all of us, please join us FIRST and then we will buy tickets together and near each other. I will be trying to work with the new owner in the next few weeks to see if there is a way to reserve seats before the event, but for now that is the only way we can sit together. So I'll be in the coffee area, waiting for you to show up to buy tickets together at 1:30. Is that clear? Hope so!
OK - let's see if we can "christen" the Maple on New Year's Day. I saw this production live in London and didn't like it. I'm hoping the movie version is better! We are shooting for the early afternoon showtime, gathering for coffee before, and dinner after if people are interested. I will post the actual time once the theater does. So if you don't have plans, aren't too hung over, or not a college football fan, please join us!
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