Red Rock Canyon. Outdoor theater. Monty Python jokes. Picnic. And a cool summer night (thanks to being in the canyon).
This was the recipe for one perfect date!
I've known about the Super Summer Theatre for quite sometime and always thought it would be fun to go. When I saw that they were showing Spamalot, and knowing my husband's appreciation of all things Monty Python (he does own a set of coconut shells), I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.
So we packed up a picnic and headed into the desert
No, this is not where we picnicked - a little too dangerous if you ask me. I just thought that it was beautiful so I had to take a picture.
The theatre is in the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park which is shockingly green and cool compared to the city. We have the nearby spring to thank for that. Yay for water!
The stage is perfectly positioned on the east side of the lawn so the sun sets behind you. With this huge grassy lawn, and the mountains right behind us, I thought it was a great venue.
I love that they divide the lawn right down the middle -- chair seating on the right, and blanket seating on the left. First come, first serve. We chose blanket seating and definitely feel that is the way to go. Always.
I spy Scott . . .
There's that handsome guy munching on some cheese and crackers.
Speaking of our picnic . . . isn't this spread just beautiful?
No PB&J, potato chips, or Oreos here. We seriously felt so grown-up munching on our selection of fancy meats and cheeses.
Our dinner included wafer crackers and sliced baguette, genoa salami and prosciutto, smoked gouda and colby jack cheese, dried pears, fruit salad, and some toffee peanuts & chocolate coconut almonds for snacking. (Earlier in the day we took a little trip to Sprouts - love their bulk bins!)
And we were stuffed!
We also used the blanket, bag, and picnic dishes that my mom & dad gave us for the homemade Christmas this past year. Aren't these glass containers so pretty? I believe they are from Cost Plus.
As for the show . . . it was great! We were both very impressed with the quality of the actors, music, sets, costume, lighting, really everything. Not to mention the venue and the view. With tickets at just $13 each it was a total win. Shrek is playing next month and I think it would be really fun to bring the whole family. But with a slightly less fancy picnic. How about a couple of pizzas?
Like I said, what a great date! I loved that we could arrive early and casually lounge and eat and visit for an hour or two before the show began. I'm so happy we did this.
Note to self: Next time bring a bigger cooler for more drinks. And pick up two cushioned stadium seats with backs.