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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