Date Night | Broadway in Portland – Riverdance

I don’t know what it is, but finding a reliable sitter has been a challenge for us. So, getting to go out on a date night is a rare treat. Friday night we finally had a long overdue date night that included a trip to Keller Auditorium to see Riverdance.

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We didn’t really know what to expect, except a whole lot of Irish step dancing. Neil was open to going, but a little less enthusiastic than I was about the whole thing. But, in the end we had a really great time.

We arrived a bit early and were able to grab a drink, chat and just enjoy each others company. Once we found our seats we just soaked up the time sitting together having an uninterrupted conversation before the show started.

Once the show started, I was instantly drawn into the music and the dancing. While Irish step dancing isn’t really my thing I couldn’t help but be impressed by the dancers; how in sync they were, how fast their feet moved and just how beautifully choreographed the production was.

When intermission came, Neil and I both took out our phones (I know not so date night appropriate) but we were curious to learn more about the show and started googling the back story of the show and how it came to be. Once we learned a little more we put our phones down and picked up the program and read all about the amazing musicians and dancers.

The show started back up and once again I was hypnotized by the dancers quick feet. It was almost like they were floating at times. The second half of the show included our favorite scene, Trading Taps, which was a tap off between the Irish step dancers and two American tap dancers. The two American tap dancers were so engaging, hilarious and talented. The entire scene had us laughing and clapping because it was just fantastic.

Overall, I was very impressed with the show. It was so well done and the music director/fiddler was both of our second favorite parts of the show. Just so much talent in one show. I definitely left the show with more of an appreciation for Riverdance than I had come in with.

Don’t forget to check to see if the Riverdance 20th Anniversary tour is coming to your city!

We had a wonderful date night out at the theater and we can’t wait to return again!

One Comment

  1. Mom/Grammy

    So glad you got to go out and enjoy yourselves. I sure wish we lived closer so we could
    take care of the kids so you could go out more often.

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