Wickedly Entertaining

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Wickedly Entertaining

Today marked the 8th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of “Wicked” the musical. The premise is an original backstory for the good witch Glinda and bad Witches from the Wizard of Oz. Wicked portrays the unlikely friendship between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and the ever pop-u-lar Glinda. The two meet at school and this musical is really about their relationship and how it changes them, for good.

We’ve all grown up with the Wizard of Oz. And just when you thought you knew the story, Wicked shows you there is so much more to the story than you thought you knew. The references to the original story that were made in the musical were all great. It made me feel that I was somehow “In on it.” Is Elphaba really Wicked? Is Glinda really good? Do you think you know the secret of the Wizard of Oz? I’m not going to spoil it for those that haven’t seen it yet. It only took me 8 years to finally go see it with my wife. I’m left wondering why I waited so long. All of the recommendations from all of our community members and friends of Crock Pot Guys certainly raised expectations. It all didn’t come close to how high Elphaba raises the bar of her broom.

I highly recommend this musical. LOL, 8 years later, I’m such a bandwagoner. It’s not like they really need my meager endorsement either. And to top it off, I’m not really a musical fan. I’m limited. It’s really hard TO NOT enjoy yourself with this story. The performances were absolutely top notch at TPAC in Nashville. The music was great. The dialog was extremely creative and funny and touching. Seeing this with my wife, her contagious excitement, empathy for the characters and love for the story was certainly exciting for me.

Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? I do believe having seen this, with my wife, I’ve been changed for the better.

Guys, take your wife to see Wicked The Musical. I have been Greenified.

Gregg – The Guys.


 

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Comments (5)

  1. posted by Lori Blythe-Napoli on Nov 6, 2011

    I have seen Wicked twice and would go again, as would my teen daughters.I enjoyed the book also. There is also a book called Son of a Witch. Also a good read. It’s Alfabas (sp?)sons story.

    • posted by The Guys on Nov 6, 2011

      Lori – Check this out. He’s released his last book for this series. I heard about it when he was interviewed on NPR. http://gregorymaguire.com/

       
  2. posted by Kristin Davis on Oct 30, 2011

    I am so glad that you liked it! I saw it in Los Angeles and on Broadway (LA was better) and know that I was changed for the better. I loved loved loved it!

  3. posted by Judith Taylor Inge on Oct 30, 2011

    Don’t read the book. They altered the ending for the musical and you won’t recognize it. You’ll hate one or the other.

    • posted by The Guys on Oct 31, 2011

      My mother-in-law told us the book was very dark.

       

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