CREDIT: Photo by Joan Marcus/Courtesy “Wicked”
Have I mentioned that I love Broadway musicals?
Well, I do. Like, a lot.
After being exposed to “Rent” in high school, I became a musical junkie. From old school Sondheim to the newer, sassier musicals like The Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, I love them all. I belt out showtunes in my car (alone, of course). I have soundtracks of musicals I’ve never even seen (several, actually). I have forced friends and family to watch some of the musicals that are available on DVD, like “Into the Woods” and “Chess.”
And while I could never pick a favorite, Wicked is special to me. It’s the only musical I’ve seen twice on the Broadway stage.
The first time was with a really special guy who took me to NYC for our 6 month dating anniversary. It snowed as we walked to the theater. I ended up marrying him.
The second time was with my mom, just the two of us, the day before her 50th birthday. It was a total surprise and I scored incredible seats. It was amazing.
So, I feel like I experienced this show with not just one, but two of the most important people in my life. That makes it special.
So, get ready for some Oz inspired treats for the next week!
Do you like musicals? What is your favorite?