Saturday, May 16, 2009

WICKED!

Wow!  That's about all I can say!  Is WOW!

Thursday night, we went to the the Broadway Across America traveling production of Wicked.   Don't know what Wicked is?  Here is a description from Wikipedia: 

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. (In the album notes, Gregory Maguire explained that he derived the name "Elphaba" from the initials of L. Frank Baum.) Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. The plot is set mostly before Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.

This show was amazing!  I can't even begin to describe to you how great this show was.  It was certainly a comedy.  It was also dramatic.  It did an amazing job of giving you insight to the Wizard of Oz.  

The theatrical details were stunning, from Glynda coming and going in a "bubble", to the over-sized "wizard" of oz, to the flying monkeys!  

The lead actresses voices were unmatched in their clarity, strength and control.

The supporting cast couldn't have done a better job.

I can only image what the production crew must have gone through to pull this show off as well.  The scene changes and the special effects were superb.

Although our local run is here for 3 weeks, it's nearly sold out.  I can certainly see why.  But I highly recommend if you ever get the chance to go, DO!  It will be worth everything you pay for the tickets!

AMW

3 comments:

Sweet Mama Jones said...

Wanted to see the show so badly - LOVED the book!

Sweet Mama Jones said...

UPDATE!!! I have a girlfriend with an extra ticket for Friday night's show - so I am GOING TO SEE THE WIZARD, I MEAN WICKED!!!!!!!

AMW said...

Excellent, SMJ! I can ALMOST guarantee that you won't be disappointed in the least. Can't wait to hear (or read) your thoughts...

AMW