Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Wicked good fun!
Last night we went to see WICKED at the Oriental Theater in Chicago. It was absolutely awesome. So, you think you know all there is to know about OZ? And the witches? Hmmmm...maybe not! Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) played Elphaba (aka the Wicked Witch of the West) most believably. Kate Reinders was perfect as ditzy, blond, popular Glinda. The back story of the relationship between the two very different women, and why each became what they were (or did they just seem to be what they were?) was creative, intelligent and a lot of fun. It fills in a lot of the blanks - who was the tinman? Why was the lion cowardly? How did the scarecrow come to be? And what part did the Wizard play in all of this? Where did those sparkly slippers come from? Who is Nessarose anyway? Sweet, funny, entertaining, it holds your interest all the way to the end. And the music was good too!
Wicked Trailer can be found here