A Wicked night out

July 16th, 2011   Stephanie   Life in General   No Comments

For Christmas, Sam surprised me with tickets to see a show that I’ve been wanting to see ever since it first came out.. Wicked:  The Musical. He made all the arrangements, including talking to my sister about watching the kids, all without a hint to me. The only catch was that the tickets were for July [our engagement anniversary] and I’m happy to say it was worth the wait.

Sam and I dropped the kids off at my sisters and though it seemed everything was conspiring to make sure we missed the show, we made it right on time. We actually arrived at the Gerswhin Theatre right as they were starting to let people in so we made it to our seats with plenty of time.  We even got to people watch for a little bit.

Sam felt we should dress up for the occasion, so we were a little surprised that most people were dressed down with some in jeans or even shorts.  We were also surprised that people bought snacks and were able to eat inside.  It’s been a while since we’ve been to see a show, but I don’t remember that being an option.  Personally, I think it’s more respectful not to eat during a show, esp. since there’s intermission and three hours isn’t really even that long to go without eating, but anyway…

Sam and I both thoroughly enjoyed the show. The cast was great, and Teal Wicks and Katie Clarke who played Elphaba and Glinda respectively, both did a wonderful job.  Plus, we were in the fifth row center, so at times it felt like the actors were looking and singing to us.  It really brought a new perspective to the Wizard of Oz; I was able to empathize more with Elphaba and G(a)linda was hilarious with her over-excitedness, made up words [scandalatious and congratulotions], and her signature hair toss.  I would definitely watch this show again, esp. when the kids are a little older and can appreciate it.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have our camera with us so there are no pictures to mark the occasion.

Thank you again to my wonderful husband for taking me to see the show, and to my sister, brother, brother-in-law + co. who watched the kids so we could enjoy a night out.

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