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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

27 April 2016

W is for Wicked

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

I haven't seen it yet because I'm
holding out for time travel so
I can see these two in it.
Source: Pinterest.
Originally opened on Broadway October 30, 2003, after an out-of-town tryout in San Francisco.

Currently: Still running on Broadway. Still running in the West End (since September 27, 2006). First Portuguese production currently running in São Paulo until July 31. Touring the U.S. And, if that's not enough, four more shows are scheduled to launch this year.

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz

Book: Winnie Holzman

BasisWicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire

Everybody knows about: Friends will change you for good.

I have thoughts: Is this the place where I tell you I still haven't seen it? I know, that's shocking. I'm not sure how I've managed to miss it so many times. Much like Hamilton, I know about as much as you can know about this show without having actually seen it. (Unlike Hamilton, I don't quite have the soundtrack memorized.) When I asked my friendly not-so-neighborhood (he lives in El Paso; I don't) go-to-with-all-my-theatre-questions guy what his favourite show that he's worked on is, this is the one he said. And I still haven't seen it. Believe me, I mourn this fact regularly.

You know what's great to sing on a bike? "Defying Gravity." I mean, why wouldn't you? I've started reading the book, but haven't finished it because I had to return all my books to the library since I'm changing states in a week.

Have you seen Wicked? Go ahead, tell me what I'm missing. Twist the knife-- I totally deserve it!

2 comments:

Haylee said...

You're totally missing out! lol. No, it's a fun show for sure. But a good production of Beauty and the Beast is just as magical. And much less sad. But you aren't hugely missing out on not reading the book (especially the sequels). It was okay, but less fun, less magical, and suffering from a distinct lack of grand musical numbers.

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't seen the show, nor read the book, but I do love to sing Defying Gravity. In the shower, in the car, and everywhere else.