Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I took my Love and my eldest daughter to Wicked on Sunday. This is a photo of the set, which in and of itself was spectacular. Pieces moved and the dragon had red glowing eyes and blew smoke out its nostrils etc. The costuming was superb, the songs were fantastic and the acting was phenomenal! There is not one thing that I could criticise Wicked for, as a production, other than that I wanted it to go on and on when it had to come to an end. It was AMAZING! I would highly recommend this production for anyone who is wanting to see absolutely excellent modern musical productions.
I loved the way it wrapped the story of The Wizzard of Oz into it. Wicked is the prequil to The Wizard of Oz. It is the story of the "Wicked Witch", Elphaba, and how she became so and why. It was funny, moving, and magical. Seriously, it takes a lot to move me to tears, and I was moved at least 5 or 6 times! Not because of sadness, but because of beauty.
I think as well that any outcast will find the story to speak personally to them. I know it touched a part of myself that I have not been in touch with for a very long time. It was not easy walking through that time in my life, and to have it acted on stage with such elegance was profound.