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June 2007



Wicked The Musical

I forgot to blog about when I went to go see Wicked at the Pantages! I think Wicked is my new favorite musical. I haven’t seen many only Phanton of the Opera (my former favorite), Rent, The Producers, and 42nd Street. (Also Stomp, does that count?) For Wicked, we got the most amazing seats through work at a discounted price. They were orchestra and pretty much center. I’ve never splurged on orchestra seats before but they were sooo worth it! I don’t think I can sit anywhere but orchestra after this. It really makes the musical going experience unforgettable!

Wicked is based on a book about the prequel to the Wizard of Oz. It’s the story about the two witches from the movie and how the Wicked Witch of the West was perhaps not so evil after all. It’s a really entertaining story with an awesome musical score, my favorite being “Popular”.

Some interesting facts about Wicked:

  • Long-time couple Norbert Leo Butz and Michelle Federer (the original Broadway Fiyero and Nessarose) are presently engaged to be married, as are Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus (Fiyero and Elphaba in the show’s national tour).
  • Deedee Magno Hall and Clifton Hall who currently play Nessarose and Fiyero in the National tour are a married couple.
  • During her second-to-last performance in the Broadway production of Wicked, Idina Menzel fell through the trap door used in the melting scene and broke several ribs. She was replaced by her standby Shoshana Bean. Her accident mirrors one experienced by Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch of the West in the original 1939 film, who was severely burned when the trapdoor used to facilitate her exit in her opening scene malfunctioned. Idina returned to the stage for her last show, out of costume, and performed her final song. She then bowed with the rest of the cast, including her standby.
  • Kristin Chenoweth received a neck injury during her Broadway run and had to perform the show while wearing a rhinestone-covered neckbrace.
  • Onstage, the part of the mysterious lover is played by the actor who plays Fiyero but is voiced offstage by the actor who plays the Wizard.

Anyways, I just want to recommend this musical to whoever has the chance to see it. It’s really really good!


Comment from yangbot
Posted: June 17, 2007 at 12:22 pm

my first musical was scarlet pimpernel in ’99 and we sat balconey…ever since then i want to sit in orchestra and my ex called me a seat-snob! bastard!

Comment from Tony
Posted: June 18, 2007 at 8:09 am

discounted tickets for wicked? I’ve been planning to go but the tickets are pricey. do you have a discount code or something? just looking for 2 tickets.

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: June 18, 2007 at 9:12 am

no, it wasn’t a code. our work just had a bunch of reserved tickets that they sold to employees for cheaper than ticketmaster. unfortunately, they are sold out! good luck finding tix!!

Comment from Sheryl
Posted: June 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm

I’ve been dying to see Wicked! =) Glad to see a positive, glowing review from you.

::runs off to hunt for tix::

Comment from Anna
Posted: October 3, 2007 at 7:59 am

I’ve seen wicked 3 times! I love it! There is a competition that orange are running and i will enter it. First prize is a walk-on appearance in the show, complete with costume-fitting, wig and make-up and a tour and loads of other stuff. You have to sing 1 of the songs. My friend Lauren sung ‘The Wizard and I’ and it was rubbish and think I can do better hehe to anyone interested

Comment from girlrobot
Posted: October 3, 2007 at 9:43 am

Awesome, thanks for the link!

Comment from Anna
Posted: October 4, 2007 at 3:50 am

no problem. I just hope I’m not not the only one that will enter!!! yikes!