This weekend I was lucky enough to enjoy a night at the symphony with my fellow Harry Potter-loving friends at Jackson's Michigan Theater!

Growing up reading the books and anxiously awaiting the movies for the "Harry Potter" series, this was a magical dream come true!

My friend Kennedy and her sister Danielle are also major "Harry Potter" fans so when we saw the Jackson Symphony Orchestra was performing music from the films at the Michigan Theater we had to go.

When we got there, we were greeted by people in costume as characters from the films, including Hagrid who opened the door to the historic-theater-turned-Hogwarts for the night.

We got our copy of "The Daily Prophet", the newspaper from the series, that served as our program for the evening and made our way through the crowd of "Potterheads" like us.

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As we made the rounds, admiring the decor and photo opportunities, we appreciated every small detail that were wonderful nods to the most true fans.

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HP - dobby


The concessions featured the infamous "Bertie Botts Every Flavored Beans" which one of the workers behind the counter described as (the best sales pitch I've ever heard), "the worst things you will ever have in your life."

We found our seats and settled in for a performance we were all sure was about to bring us to tears.

The symphony all took their seats on stage, we were greeted by Dumbledore and a night full of the music we loved from some of our favorite scenes ensued.

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Music was accompanied by little bits from characters between songs and I got goosebumps as the Northwest Kidder Middle School Honors Choir joined for a few songs.

All in all, it was an absolutely magical night and I can't wait for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra to do this again with more beloved films!

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