Saturday, October 15, 2016
WICKED!! Wicked Fun!
I know this production has been around for a long time, but I've never seen it before tonight. It was so awesome! I'm so glad I finally got to see it!
And here is the stage before I had to put my phone away:
I realize I didn't get the entire dragon (top of stage) in my shot, and the map of Oz is a little fuzzy. But the setup was really cool, with a bit of a steampunk feel to it. I wish they'd had some sort of similar map of Oz in their little Wicked goodies booth; it would have made a nice souvenir.
The show itself was both hilarious and thought-provoking. I've never actually read the book by Gregory Maguire, though my friend assures me that it's a bit different in tone. I might have to give it a go someday. The actors were all fabulous!
There were some parts that I felt were a little rushed, or could have been elaborated on, but I suspect that being a two and a half hour production makes it a little hard to flesh it out too much. And also, the flying monkeys looked a little bit like an army of Gollum with wings. O.o
I definitely enjoyed myself though, and that's all that matters!