Monday, May 4, 2009

For I First Time I Feel . . .

Tim and I went to see "Wicked" last night and it was AMAZING! Tim bought me tickets for Chirstmas and it's seemed like a lifetime before it was time to go. We saw "Wicked" at The Capitol Theater in Salt Lake City. Tickets sold out in record time. There are rumors that the show will be coming back in October for another booking because of the overwhelming response. Here's hoping that I can save up enough money to go again if I can even get tickets.

I have listened to the soundtrack over and over. I was a little worried that I wouldn't like the singing as much after listening to the original Broadway cast. Because really, who can sing Glinda and Elphaba like Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel. Well, I loved the Elphaba in this production. She was amazing. She carried the whole show. Glinda was good, but I think that is because her character is so over the top and so well written. Not to discredit this actress' talent, because she was very talented, Elphaba just stole the show.

We had great seats. We were 11 rows back and just to the right of the stage. For about the first 20 minutes or so we didn't have anyone sitting in front of us. We had a perfect view of the stage. Then, of course, this couple that had to have been the tallest people in the theater, plowed their way through to take their seats. It wasn't too bad though. We could still see. I did get them back accidentally though. When we stood up for a standing ovation at the end, then didn't stand and when I went to straighten my dress, I totally knocked the girl in the head. Sorry, super tall girl that sat in front of me.

Just a little side note. Am I a bad mom for posting about "Wicked" before I posted about my new baby?


MaryBeth said...

Uh, hell no. Wicked is way more important than stupid baby pictures for sure.

Higleys said...

We used to volunteer at the Concert hall (stuffing mailers) and get tickets good for either a concert or a opera. We saw Hansel and gretel at the capitol theater. Call and ask for volunteer oportunities