Phil gave me my Christmas present last night, and it was something I have wanted for a very long time, but never thought would happen.
He took me to see the musical, WICKED!!!
We got dressed up, my awesome parents came over to babysit, and we drove to Providence. We went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory which is an absolute favorite restaurant of mine. The menu is like 20 pages long!
We ordered the nachos with spicy chicken and the Chicken Bellagio (chicken with prosciutto and basil over pasta) and split them both. It was soooooo delicious, and filling, so we had to order our cheesecake to go. We'll eat that tonight, perhaps!
Then we went over to the Providence Performing Arts Center. As we were walking towards it, I got super excited and said to Phil: "We are usually the type of people who walk right by a show like this, but tonight we are actually going inside!!" I was giddy, to say the least. And the show was AMAZING! It's about the story before the Wizard of Oz story we all know so well. I tried to read the book, but it was so weird and twisted and dirty, I couldn't get through it. DON'T read the book....DO see the musical....it's funny, and clean, and clever!
(These were the actresses we saw last night. Such great voices!)
I have been listening to the music for years, so I thought I knew the story, but I didn't know everything that happened which made it much better. I just loved how both Glinda and Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) slowly progressed into how we know them (in Wizard of Oz)throughout the show. We also got to see the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion before the spells were cast upon them. The musical explains why Elphaba was seen as so wicked, but you truly feel bad for her and love her in this show. Ahhhh, it's so good!!
My favorite song is "Popular" and they performed the scene so well.
I wanted one of the shirts, but for $35 bucks, no thank you! If you have a chance to see this show, I would highly recommend it. Thanks again, Phil!
Flip, flip, giggle! (see the show and you'll know what I'm talking about)