And then I saw Wicked…

As a kid, I loved the Wizard of Oz.  Good was good, evil was evil…and good won.  Bright lines, easy decisions and a happy ending for everyone who deserved it.

And then I saw Wicked.

My dad bought us all tickets and we went en masse to watch it this weekend.  First, let me say that if you haven’t seen Wicked…for the love of Pete, go see it.  The musical is truly spectacular.  If you’re a writer…call the box office right now.

Wicked stays true to the Wizard of Oz, but switches the point of view to the Wicked Witch of the West.  How did she become wicked?  How bad was she…really?  The gray area is highlighted, and believe me, there’s no bright line between good and evil. 

Here is the official description from the website:

Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz.  One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood.  The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.

The acting is wonderful, the music beautiful…but it’s the story that will capture you.  The possibilities, the layering and the subtext.  Things are never quite what they seem: not in the beginning, in the middle or even the end.  Especially the end.  🙂

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8 Responses to And then I saw Wicked…

  1. I’ve heard so much about it but have never seen it..I have always wanted to see a play…

  2. Lynn Rush says:

    I’ve not seen it, but I hear it’s awesome. 🙂 I’m not much of a play person, but I keep hearing such great things about this one.

  3. Brooklyn Ann says:

    I have yet to see a musical. Wicked is one I’d like to see as well as Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spamalot, and Cats. 🙂 ::sigh:: Someday….

  4. Debbie Smith says:

    I loved it….. Great night with the family 🙂

  5. Debbie Smith says:

    P.S….. Time to start blogging about New York…

  6. mojano says:

    I have not seen it, I saw it advertised on http://www.onlymusicals.com where they had the video, now all they have is a lame video of shreck! Wicked looked great though 🙂

  7. I so wanted to see it while it was in town, but couldn’t find the time. Same ol’ story: need more time, need more time. 🙂

    Did you read the book? I heard that’s also fantastic.

  8. It’s one of my favorite books from the past decade.

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