Friday, February 5, 2016
A 'Wicked' good time!
Ever since I read "Wicked" by Gregory McGuire, I was hooked. It became a goal to me to see the musical someday, somehow. However, being a mother of three has it's limits and one of those is green and has dead presidents on it. There simply wasn't enough money to travel to Broadway, and when the musical began touring, it didn't come close enough to work.
However, finally, Wicked reached southwest Missouri!
My sister and I splurged for the good seats (after all, it's still loads cheaper than traveling to New York right?) the day they went on sale, and we picked the second day of the tour (so the actor's were still fresh).
When I walked in I practically screamed upon looking at the set. The clockwork dragon, the map of Oz... it was amazing!
I was on the edge of my seat the entire show and I had to keep myself from giving each number a standing ovation! Upon finishing the "Defying Gravity" number, I will admit, I screamed! It was so awe-inspiring.
I was pleased to find that the ending of the play was rather different than that of the book (who wants to leave the play having fell in love with the main lead to have her die even though you know it's supposed to happen?).
All in all, I left feeling exhilarated and fulfilled. Of course, I have spent the entirety of my day singing "Popular" and "Defying Gravity;" but that's normal, right?