'Wicked' The Musical

'Wicked' The Musical

One of my all time favourite things to do is to go see a play or musical whenever the opportunity arises – which of course includes ‘Wicked’ back in April.
wicked
For anyone that may not know, ‘Wicked’ follows ‘the untold story of the witches of Oz.’ It is sort of a prequel to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but based on the book also titled: ‘Wicked’ by Gregory Maguire. Originally it was outlined to become a film in 2003 before it became the musical we know today which reveals how Elphaba Thorpe A.K.A. ‘The Wicked Witch of the West’ came by that very name… I won’t say anymore because if you have seen it then you’ll know and if not I would rather not spoil it now in case you ever decide you’d like to see it (of which I will always recommend if you get the chance to do so.) Also if I let myself go on it, it might go on forever;I have EXTENSIVE knowledge of ‘wicked’ trivia that seems a little irrlevant which I need to make use of somehow!
As I briefly touched on this in my post about: Idina Menzel I won’t go in to crazy detail here, but I was initially introduced to wicked by my brother and that is partly why it’ll always be one of my favourites and also because as I child I remember watching and replaying – constantly –  ‘The Wizard of Oz’ on video tape over and over and over again (I honestly think it ended up making my siblings rather annoyed.) It certainly gained me an unsual reputation for being able to watch the same film over and over especially within a 24 hour period as a child and most definatley not just ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ So, naturally once I discovered ‘Wicked’ it was impossible for me not to fall in love with it and not only that but subsequently, theatre in general. I can remember the evening I first went to see it with an odd amount of clarity, the restaurant we went to before and the magical atmosphere but mostly the time I got to spend with my family and since then I can’t help but smile at the slightest thing which reminds me of any element of that evening.  Then…
 

wicked2.jpg

April t6th 2017

“That was the best show I’ve ever seen” = my Dad at his first time seeing ‘Wicked’ ~ well I couldn’t be prouder!! It was, as always, Wickedly stunning ( yes the pun was intended, no I’m not ashamed) when I was 10 ‘Wicked’ was the first professional production I had ever gone to see ( and again on my 16th birthday) it opened my eyes and heart ( of which it will always have a place in) to the world of theatre: all its potential and possibly ( not just musicals.) I feel like my 10 year old self found a piece her soul in the theatre that day and since then I have never found anywhere that I feel happier or more connected to. Without ‘Wicked’ I would like to think I still would have found my way to theatre but it might have taken a while longer… Regardless I can honestly say that it has changed my life #forgood 🎭🎵💐🎟
 

I’d love to hear if there’s anything you’ve seen which you has stuck with you recently? Or actually not all that recently if you go by my example…

 

Follow:

3 Comments

  1. October 31, 2017 / 15:27

    I first saw Wicked as a 12 year old on Broadway. That musical would change me “for good”. It sparked my love for musicals and through it I began to understand my emotional side of musicals. Check out my blog because it is musical-theatre natured

    • October 31, 2017 / 22:32

      Hi Meg, so lovely to hear from a fellow theatre enthusiast! A musical theatre themed is an amazing idea – love your blog! x

      • October 31, 2017 / 22:53

        I am trying to gain more and more followers to my blog. I am passionate about musicals, which was sparked my Wicked, but turned into a passion by Les Mis. Just so many reasons to love musicals

Join the disscussion

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.