We started our night with a frustrating experience at Laz parking garage lot formerly the Motor Mart garage. The only entrance open was on Stuart Street so we had to drive around and wait in a line of cars entering the garage. At the end of the evening we tried to pay for our ticket and all of the tickets were invalid. We drove down to the office and had to wait in a line of people to pay. Obviously the transition wasn't smooth.
After parking we walked over to Abby Lane for drinks and appetizers before the show. We were fortunate to only have a 10 minute wait for seats at the Bar. The drinks we ordered were wonderful. I loved the Cat's Pajamas with lavender infused gin. Greg enjoyed the Barrel Aged Papa Joe. Unfortunately the food didn't live up to the service nor the drinks. We ordered a dozen oysters and while they and the accompaniments were delicious, the oysters weren't shucked properly. The next issue was with the salt and vinegar french fries. Sadly these contained milk powder. The last issue was when I asked if they had plain french fries and I was given french fries that were battered. French fries can be crunchy and delicious all on their own with out flour or milk! Take the time to let ingredients shine on their own.
We crossed the street and entered the Wang Theater. Before heading to our seats we purchased a couple of waters and champagne's. Why not, it's date night! Circus 1903 was fantastic. The show was wonderfully themed, the costumes were well chosen, the performers were amazing, and the entire performance was filled with whimsy.