A Priceless Evening with Wicked on Broadway
There aren't many Broadway shows I would ever see more than once. But truth be told -- there is one show I can see over and over again and it truly never gets old. "Wicked" on Broadway is that musical. Now celebrating it's 10th anniversary on Broadway, "Wicked" is one of those shows that literally has you smiling from ear to ear the moment the music starts.
"Wicked" has that perfect blend of humor, emotion, scenery, costumes and magical voices that literally blow audiences away with every performance. If you've never seen the show, then honestly, you don't know what you're missing. "Wicked" recounts the tale of the witches from Oz - Glinda, Elphaba and Nessa. If you're a "Wizard of Oz" fan like me then you know that Glinda is the good witch who always seems to save the day while the witches of the East and West make life pretty miserable for the munchkins. But what would happen if the bad witches were actually quite good and Glinda was a narcissist who just wanted people to fawn over her even if she needs to step on a lot of toes and sell out her friends to get to the top. And that's the story of "Wicked."
The show started out more than a decade ago with Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel in the title roles and their memorable voices captivated audiences the moment they appeared. These days, while the lead actresses playing Glinda and Elphaba aren't household names (they are played by Alli Mauzey and Lindsay Mendez), it doesn't matter. Their voices are still absolutely amazing and Glinda's comic timing is sheer perfection.
If you haven't yet been to the Gershwin theater, you'll also be treated to a newly renovated theater complete with bathrooms with Toto toilets! Now if that's not a nod to the show, I don't know what is!
So if you're visiting New York City this holiday season and are looking for a musical that your entire family will love, look no further than "Wicked" - it's a classic that I'm sure will be be playing for decades to come! Take a look at one of my favorite songs..."Defying Gravity" and I'm sure once you do, you'll be hooked just like me!
To purchase tickets, please visit the Wicked site today!
Disclosure: I was given two complimentary tickets to see "Wicked." However, all opinions are totally my own.
Posted in: *Entertainment on 12/22/2013