So, I don’t even know where to begin with my trip to New York. I can’t even begin to describe how fabulous it was – from start to finish. The highlight, by far (yes, even though the rest was great) was seeing Wicked on Broadway.
Pictures are coming, but since I have no pictures of Wicked, I’ll just share these clips (one’s kind of long, but it was the best one I could find) with Annaleigh Ashford as Glinda and Stephanie J. Block as Elphaba. We had amazing seats! Seventh row, center. It was like the best Christmas ever. (Thanks Erika!) I literally cried twice, it was that incredible. I love live performances. The music, the singing, the dancing, the costumes, the interaction of the performers with the audience. There’s no way to describe it, you just have to experience it.
In case you want to see the rest of the cast, you can view them here.
Oh, and when I was exiting the restroom before the show, I saw Allison Janney waiting to go in…it turns out her seats weren’t quite as good as ours (Erika wanted me to be sure to mention that), but they were close enough that we could easily watch her without it being obvious.
The rest will be posted tomorrow (I hope). So many pictures to filter through…
i am dying to see wicked at some time in my life!i heart new york. i didn’t like living there and i don’t so much miss the subway and smelling like city, but i did love exploring it-
When we saw Wicked in LA last fall, we also had good seats. The only drawback was that Glinda accidentally lost her wand, flinging it into the audience. Very scary for us up close. Some nice audience member walked it back up to the stage and handed it to her. It was funny.
I saw it in Chicago this summer. There is no way to describe it, you do have to experience it to understand. I’m glad you loved it!
That would make sense for Allison to be there – she’ll start rehearsals with Stephanie J. Block this summer working on Dolly Parton’s new musical, 9 TO 5.
Wicked! Sounds wonderful.I want to be Allison Janey when I grow up.