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Looking for Showmance in Boston: Meet Nora and Mike

February 14, 2017 by TodayTix
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9 cities. 18 singles. 9 blind dates. Introducing our Looking for Showmance Series, where we send two singles to meet for the first time, attend a show together, and document their experiences. Will a Showmance be sparked? Read on to find out!

We sent our Boston singles to a late night party at OBERON’s The Donkey Show, where they were covered in glitter and swept up in an immersive disco retelling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Très romantic, no?

Meet Nora:


Nora was born and raised in Boston, and she currently works for the City of Boston!

What are your expectations for this blind date?

“I enjoy experiencing new things with new people, and I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to try something different. I haven’t been on too many blind dates, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it will go.”

How do you feel about theater?

“I’ll admit that I’m not a regular theatergoer, but I’m definitely a big fan of musicals and comedies. I saw Wicked when I was in high school and saw Jersey Boys in college and loved both.”

Meet Mike:


Mike is currently working on designing RNA structures to do useful things like detect diseases and edit genomes more accurately. He can’t live without playing piano and eating spicy food.

What are your expectations for this blind date?

“This seemed like a really cool concept, since I enjoy theater and also enjoy getting to know new people. I’ve never been on a blind date before, so I’m excited for the experience!”

How do you feel about theater?

“I like comedy and anything thought-provoking. I recently saw Tiger Style at Huntington Theatre Company and loved it. I should really go to the theater more often because I always really enjoy it!”

The Date:

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Nora and Mike headed to The Donkey Show at OBERON, where they encountered feathered divas, roller skaters, hustle queens, and a whole lot of 70s disco hits! After the date, we caught up with our singles to see how everything went:

What was the overall experience like for you? Would you go on a blind date again?

NORA: “The night was actually really fun. We got to the show 30 minutes early, so we walked around the block a few times before the show started and got to know each other. I’d be open to doing a blind date again.”

MIKE: “The blind date was fun! I enjoyed the mystery and anticipation leading up to it, and it’s always fun to hear about someone else’s life. I would definitely do another blind date.”

What was your first impression of your date?

NORA: “He was really nice and seemed super smart.”

MIKE: “She seemed very easygoing. I also appreciated that she was punctual!”

What were your favorite things about your date?

NORA: “He has a great sense of humor, and we have the same taste in TV.”

MIKE: “We like a lot of the same TV shows, and I like how she really seems like a roll-with-any-situation kind of person.”

What was your favorite thing about The Donkey Show?

NORA: “The dancing is awesome!”

MIKE: “It’s great for people watching, and I enjoyed the cool costumes and colorful characters. I liked that the entire venue was the “stage,” and the audience could move freely throughout the venue.”

Do you think The Donkey Show is a good date night show? Why or why not?

NORA: “It’s a fun show, especially for parties or large groups . I’d love to go back with a group of girlfriends.”

MIKE: “Sure! It’s accommodating for a first meeting between strangers of all personality types. The setting lets extroverts run free and would give even shyer types plenty to engage with. It’s also a fun experience whether or not you and your date decide to hit the dance floor!”


If you want to experience The Donkey Show for yourself (or bring along a date) you can save on tickets with TodayTix! Need more Showmance in your life? Follow along as we document the dates of 9 couples across the globe here.