Wicked!!!

Just saw Wicked at the Orpheum in San Francisco, and it was a-maz-ing!

(To be frank, I am a bit partial to Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Okay, more than a bit partial. More like seriously-crazy-obsessed. But the cast at the Orpheum did do an amazing job.)

The costumes were fantastic… and the set? Totally freakin’ awesome! There is definitely a very distinct aesthetic to the world of Wicked, and it is honestly as integral a part of the musical as anything else, music included.

I am still in awe of anyone being able to summon the amount of vocal stamina necessary to carry on for an ENTIRE show (must be exhausting.) Add to that the masterful comedic timing, acting, dancing, etc, etc, etc, and I am pretty much at a loss for words to describe all the talent flying around on that stage. Jealous? I think so. Impressed? Clearly. Dying to see it again? Um, yes. Yes. A thousand times yes!!!

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14 responses to “Wicked!!!

  1. Emmie

    ooh sounds like a fab time out1 glad you had fun!

  2. Mandy

    I saw Wicked for the first time last September in Pittsburgh. I was a bit Wicked obsessed and I loved every single second of the show. I am hoping to get to NYC to see it sometime this Spring or Summer. I’m glad that you enjoyed it!

  3. Sebastian

    Aw, I’m glad someone else has seen and appreciated Wicked!

    I saw the original Broadway cast… πŸ™‚

    Chenoweth was very, very good, but I’ve seen people better than Idina in LA and London casts! She’s OK, definitely… but she never really got better than in Rent, I think.

    I echo your thoughts about the set and costumes though. I don’t know if the traveling set was as good as the ‘main’ set on Broadway, but the Broadway set was AMAZING! And HUGE! Loved it!

  4. Madame Lefty

    I always wanted to read Wicked, before I saw it live.

    I remember a friend of mine had a soundtrack to the musical and it was such a neat thing to listen too.

  5. Ambles

    Emmie – It was fab! Fabbity fab-fab!

    Mandy – aw, lucky you! I want to go too!!!

    Sebastian – Okay, I get it, you saw the Broadway production! Good for you! Gah! ( Oh, and that was jealousy, in case you didn’t pick up on that πŸ™‚ I don’t know who was the best Elphaba ever, but if the soundtrack is anything to go by, Idina pretty much rocks!

    Mdm Lefty – Yah, the book and the musical don’t really have that much in common, but they are both worth your time, in my opinion!

  6. Beelzebub

    Sweet. I wished I lived in or near an actual city so I could see actual productions of the musical/theatrical variety. Glad you had fun!

  7. Ambles

    Beelzebub – I have a theory that if I lived in NYC, ALL my money would go to seeing Broadway musicals… and of course, buying the merchandise!

  8. penny lane

    i so badly want to see wicked! i feel as though everyone i know has seen it but i have not. hopefully soon.

    have a great weekend!

  9. Elle

    Glad you enjoyed! I saw Wicked on the West End and LOVED it!

  10. Femme Star

    I want to see any musical period!

  11. alana_marisa_ALHI

    drew sooo shouldve bought a souvenier you could steal

  12. Erin

    How did I miss this post?!

    I absolutely LOVE Wicked! I’m so glad you got to see it! As much as I idolize Kristen Chenoweth, I think Megan Hilty is my favorite Glinda…

  13. I love Wicked!!! I saw it on Broadway when they still had about half the original cast… Idina Menzel was still in it. You’re right, the sets and the whole production were pretty spectacular. I have the soundtrack, and can sing more than half of the songs from memory. Wish I could see it again, though if the cast weren’t as good I might be disappointed.

    • Ambles

      It is pretty awesome!
      The sing-along is something I love dearly… it’s part of my morning ritual to sing and dance around to something while I dry may hair and get ready in the morning… Wicked was the soundtrack of choice for a long time!

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