Jun 9, 2009

Wicked is "wicked"

I went to see Wicked at the Orpheum in San Francisco this weekend. It was INCREDIBLE -- for a couple reasons.

REASON #1
The story and the performance was great. If you haven't seen it yet, Wicked provides background on how the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz becomes "wicked" and how Glinda the Good Witch becomes "good." The dynamics of the two girls from start to end was very interesting and loads of fun.

PLUS, Wicked gives background on how some of the characters from Oz came to exist. SO COOL! I could see it again...and again....and again.

REASON #2
My 10 y/o daughter attended with me and the storyline ended up providing us the start of a discussion about caring, kindness, and popularity. Who knew!

REASON #3
I attended with my daughter, mother and grandmother. We took BART into the city. And made a day of it. Whenever you can spend time with 4 generations, it's a good day!

Everyone should check out WICKED!

2 comments:

Jo Hawke said...

My husband and I saw Wicked last summer in New York and fell in love! I have to say that, although I've so enjoyed many shows, Wicked has to be my all-time favorite. The Wizard of Oz was always my favorite movie growing up, so I guess it stands to reason that I'd be drawn to this story.

Last fall, one of my students loaned me her copy of the novel on which the musical was based after hearing me talk about it in class, and I thoroughly enjoyed it, though it was much darker and quite risque in parts.

I think reason #3 is my favorite of your list. =) How cool is that!

Upon-Request.com said...

Saw Wicked in LA and it's definitely in my top 3 of all time. We were second row seats so it was awesome. Sounds like your experience was just as wonderful :)

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