Meytav @ 'Head Over Heels' - Her joy made this show even better
What’s it about?
A Broadway musical filled with spectacle and sparky lights! A night my grandma will never forget. I am still smiling :)
My grandmother comes to visit my family in NYC about once a year. Whenever she is here we always try to take her to memorable places. But since I am the youngest granddaughter, I have never gone with my grandmother anywhere alone — until now.
The day of the show, I told my grandma that I got us tickets to see a Broadway musical. As excited as she was for the show, she was also excited that this would be the first time that her youngest granddaughter was taking her somewhere. This was a first in so many ways!
I was going with her to the city — just the two of us.
She was going to her first Broadway show!
The predominant element of this musical was definitely the spectacle: the brightness of the colors, costumes, choreography and lighting. I haven’t seen a show like this in a while, and it felt like a full-blown performance specifically for my grandmother and me. This isn’t something that can even be put into words — it was everything anyone would want to have included in a show. It made me fall in love with NYC all over again, because this type of energy is something you can’t get anywhere else.
Honestly, everything about this experience was supposed to be for her, but it overwhelmed me with joy to know that I made her so happy. The second the show started, my grandma looked over at me and mouthed the word “wow.” She was glowing. The show truly was bright, fun and full of incredible performers, but every now and then I loved to look over at my grandmother’s face, because her joy made this show even better. She had a smile on her face for the full two hours, and that was the highlight for me.
To be able to make her this happy is something that I didn’t even expect. I anticipated that she would enjoy the show, but her immense gratitude and her constant, “I will never forget this experience” made me realize how precious these moments are, to be able to give back to the people we care about.
I also want to thank PxP for making this possible for my grandmother because, without this program, I don’t think I would have been able to take her to such a high-end and truly memorable performance. I would have to say that this was the most significant musical I have ever seen just because of the impact it had on my grandmother. While dropping her off at the airport, the last thing she said to me was, “Thank you. What you did for me was unforgettable.” Seeing how deeply this impacted her made it unforgettable for me as well.
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