March 30, 2009

I got to see the musical Wicked today with my buddies Rebeccah and Chelsea. It was amazing.

Scenery and props and costumes were perfect, acting was good, dialogue was witty, story was fun, and Elphaba’s voice was incredible. Really pure, pleasant tone while still having an amazing amount of power. Glinda was played by an understudy, and you could kind of tell. She was good, of course, but in duets Elphaba really had to tone it down to avoid running straight over the top of her. She was a great actress, though; played the role hilariously over-the-top, which made it perfect.

The AWESOME: Everything. All of it. Except…

The not-quite-as-AWESOME-but-still-good: I wasn’t overly fond of the voice of the guy playing Fiyero. But he was still pretty good. And as mentioned, Glinda’s singing could have been stronger. Still good.

Overall, completely worth the $75, and if I had more money I’d go and watch it again. And I’d get a shirt, too. Those things are like $40 and I was sad about that. :c

On a related note, I really dislike the novel Wicked on which the musical is based. But that’s okay, because Broadway managed to make it awesome anyway.



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