Wicked

We are finally back from China. We got back on Tuesday night but it’s still rough trying to overcome the jet lag and time shift. We slept most of Wednesday and most of the weekend and I’m still not back to normal. This week is going to be ROUGH! I hope to finally get around to posting about our trip and the photos we took this week. Jason has been blogging quite a bit of it already on his blog on myspace.

Before leaving for China, I had this crazy idea to go see Wicked while it was at The Pantages. Ticketmaster had a promo going on for half off orchestra seats for weeknight shows during February. The crazy part was that I thought catching it the Friday we came back would be a splendid idea. Friday at work was rough, I could barely keep my eyes open, but when it came time to drive out to the show, I was starting to wake up a bit again. So I hightailed it from work in the OC to get back to Riverside to pick up hubby dearest and then out to the SG Valley to pick up my best pal and then out in LA traffic hoping the partial street closure for the Oscars wouldn’t make us late. We parked and arrived with little over an hour to spare. :)

The musical? Absolutely fantastic!!!! I had hoped to have read the book before going…I even brought it with me on my trip with the best of intentions but never got to it. No matter. It was a very well done show. We sat in the very very last row of the orchestra level, but being the Pantages, it was still a great seat. Megan Hilty was wonderful as Glinda. Glinda reminds me a bit of Karen from Will and Grace. :P Elphaba that night was played by understudy Teal Wicks and she was sooo good! Very powerful voice. Kristoffer Cusick as Fiyero was very good too. I did very well to resist most of the merch out in the lobby, but I did pick up Cusick’s debut CD.

Now I must get through the book, but first I must get through this jet lag!

6 thoughts on “Wicked

  1. Julie

    Wow, you guys are hardcore! I would have slept through the whole thing if I’d just come back in the country.

    We saw Wicked back in December and loved it! I couldn’t resist buying a Green for Good thermal :)

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  2. Angela

    hey sarah, glad you finally posted! and glad you finally saw wicked! i’ve seen it 4 times already and plan on seeing it at least 2 more times while it’s here :D anyway, take your time on the book – the play is LOOOOOOOOSELY based on the book anyway – there’s a darker vibe to the story. just my opinion ;)

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  3. sarah

    Julie…I don’t know about hardcore, just insane. :) Couldn’t pass up the half off tickets. I am very tempted to order a top from their online store!

    Pam, Marie, Angela…we loved it. The musical is definitely different than the book. I read a few chapters and it’s definitely darker and different. It is interesting though to read it and see how the musical evolved from it. I’ve stopped reading it for now, because I’m too tired after work. So Jason is reading it. :P

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