I attended the matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance at Madison High School this afternoon. It is wonderful! Student stars John Brumbelow (Frederick), Lorene Butler (Mabel), and Hannah Rice (Ruth) were awesome. There are still three more shows next weekend, with some roles alternating in a second cast, and I urge you to attend. Tickets are only $10, and the show is so fun and well done. Congratulations to Music Director Jason Owens and Stage Director Glen Jacobs.
For dinner, my husband, son Luke (who tutors in Open Meadow's Step Up program at Madison) and I went to the Brickhouse Pizzeria on NE Sandy at 67th. Owner Thana Martin gave coupons to all Pirates attendees, offering 20% of the day's proceeds to be donated to Madison. Plus Luke gets Alaska Airlines miles for using his credit card there. We were so glad we visited! The pizza is delish, and it's a relaxed, comfortable place. Luke enjoyed their "Rose City Hawaiian" with mandarin oranges and cream cheese in addition to the traditional pineapple, Canadian bacon and tomato sauce. And I demolished the Margarita, with fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese. Yum!