I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesdays - Sardi's Tour

We were given a free Sardi's Tour for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Sardi's Tour

Where: Sardi's Restaurant
              234 W. 44th St.
              New York, NY

Who: Ages 10 and up
Me -  The Sardi's tour was entertaining. We went around three floors of the restaurant. All over the walls there are pictures of people who have been in Broadway shows. Some of the pictures look more like the person they are supposed to be than others. Some of the ones that looked a lot like the person they portray were Josh Groban and Lin Manuel Miranda. Most of the pictures were signed, but it was hard to read what a lot of them said. Since there are so many pictures, we didn't have the chance to see all of them. Our tour guide was nice. He works at the restaurant. He was answering any questions and telling the people on the tour things that have happened at Sardi's. The things the tour guide told us were really interesting. I wish there was more time to listen to his stories. On the whole, the Sardi's tour was very fun! Some day I want to go back and eat at Sardi's.

Mom - Sardi's is probably the most famous restaurant in New York's theater district. It It is known for its celebrity clients and for the carictures of celebrities that adorn its walls. The place is a theater mecca. If you wanted to look at all of the caricatures on the many floors of the restaurant it would take you hours and maybe even days. We were grateful to have the opportunity to look at as many as we could on our tour. There are so many caricatures that not all of them are on display at any one time. Many of the stars affiliated with current shows or recently ended shows or who recently ended their run in a show  like Lin Manuel Miranda, Bette Midler, Cynthia Nixon, and Laura Linley are placed prominently near the front of the restaurant. Some of the older stars, like Ethel Merman and Mary Tyler Moore, who might not be as well known to today's audiences are on an upper floor . There was also an area where there were carictures of  theater producers.It was exciting to see a relative of ours, the late producer, Martin Richards, portrayed there although his portrait looked nothing like him. There is also a great mural of characters from different shows on an a upper floor. Our guide, Ivan who has worked at Sardi's for over 20 years himself was a fountain of knowledge. His stories which included tales of a George Clooney visit to the restaurant and the time Celese Holm got married there were so fascinating that we literally would have stayed there all day and listened to him talk if we could have. The whole tour was just a wonderful experience that no true theater fan would want to miss.*
For more about Sardi's go to www.sardis.com.

*Our tour was arranged by Show-Score. Sardi's Tour are available to Show-Score members for a cost of $30.00 a person on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. We are unaware if tours of Sardi's are available to the general public.

For more about Show-Score and for other great reasons to join see our previous post Twelve Reasons to Join Show-Score. For even more about Show-Score or to join visit them at www.show-score.com.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.

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