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DisneyKevin
04-27-2008, 10:19 PM
The entire podcast team went to the theater to see the show WICKED.

It was a fa-reekin awesome.

Great songs.

Great humor.

Great spin on the Wizard of Oz.

Just all around good time.

wildeoscar
04-27-2008, 10:20 PM
I am green with envy.

amyhughes
04-27-2008, 10:23 PM
Glad you all loved the show and defied gravity!!

The book is FANTASTIC btw! I read it about 2 years ago and it stuck with me for quite some time. From what I understand there are some great variances in plot from book to stage.

I haven't had the chance to see Wicked other than the Tony's with Indina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth, but I truly want to see it when it plays near me.

mandymommy4
04-27-2008, 10:28 PM
Kristen Chenoweth, LOVE her!

Glad you had a great time, I love Wicked too!

wildeoscar
04-27-2008, 10:28 PM
the ending was changed to make it better for the stage... much like any good musical, Patty LaPone does an over the top closing number. Or is that how I am going to end the broadway musical adaptation of my autobiography?

amyhughes
04-27-2008, 10:30 PM
I thought Patti Lupone was in the revival of Gypsy?;) And getting raves might I add!

wildeoscar
04-27-2008, 10:32 PM
I just think of Patty as the only person that could play me in the musical version of my life.

disneycruise05
04-27-2008, 10:32 PM
I LOVE WICKED!!!! It is an amazing show. I was able to see it last year with a friend when it traveled to Houston. Just an absolutely fabulous show. Especially What Is This Feeling? and Popular. I could play those songs over and over and over again.

I'm so glad y'all got to go see the show!

amyhughes
04-27-2008, 10:34 PM
I just think of Patty as the only person that could play me in the musical version of my life.

I wonder if "Buenos Aires" would be changed to your venture to Orlando???;)

Lady knows how to belt a tune that's for sure!

alaskanmommy
04-27-2008, 11:02 PM
The entire podcast team went to the theater to see the show WICKED.

It was a fa-reekin awesome.

Great songs.

Great humor.

Great spin on the Wizard of Oz.

Just all around good time.

OMG! I am soooo jealous!! WICKED looks killer! I have wanted to see that ever since I heard they were making a musical out of it!! Love the book, it too is awesome! :love: I would highly recommend the book, not to mention Gregory Maguire's other stuff. Oh well, it's not like we get lots of musicals here in AK anyway. I'll just wish I can see it someday..............:genie:

maiziezoe
04-27-2008, 11:07 PM
I love, love, love Wicked!! The theater in Chicago where Wicked is at is amazing!

I flip between that soundtrack and the Juno soundtrack on my iPod when I am not listening to podcasts.

Loathing
Unadultereated loathing
For her face, her voice, her clothing
let's just say - we loathe it all
ev'ry little trait however small
makes our very flesh being to crawl
AHHH!

la la la

lttlmc3
04-27-2008, 11:09 PM
the ending was changed to make it better for the stage... much like any good musical, Patty LaPone does an over the top closing number. Or is that how I am going to end the broadway musical adaptation of my autobiography?

They changed the ending? Now I REALLY want to see it!

alaskanmommy
04-27-2008, 11:12 PM
I love, love, love Wicked!! The theater in Chicago where Wicked is at is amazing!

I flip between that soundtrack and the Juno soundtrack on my iPod when I am not listening to podcasts.

Loathing
Unadultereated loathing
For her face, her voice, her clothing
let's just say - we loathe it all
ev'ry little trait however small
makes our very flesh being to crawl
AHHH!

la la la

OK. Thanks a bunch maiziezoe, I will have to go get the soundtrack tomorrow! :goodvibes BTW, love the Juno soundtrack!

WaltD4Me
04-27-2008, 11:15 PM
I LOVED Wicked, it really was absolutely freaking awesome, would have LOVED to see it with Kristen Chenowith, I'm a huge fan of hers, but alas she didn't come to Cleveland. It was a fantastic show. Up until Wicked my favorite shows were My Fair Lady and Beauty and the Beast, but Wicked blew them away.

I wonder if they will do anything with any more of Gregory MacGuire's books. I think Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister would make an interesting play. Can't imagine it being as good as Wicked though.

amyhughes
04-27-2008, 11:16 PM
I have had Popular stuck in my head since Kevin posted this...:rotfl:

WaltD4Me
04-27-2008, 11:26 PM
Did you all know Nancy (Idina Menzel) from Enchanted (Robert's girlfriend) played the original Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway and in London? I can always find a Disney connection!

NC Belle
04-27-2008, 11:37 PM
I'm glad that y'all had a great time.

Mouse Skywalker
04-28-2008, 04:59 AM
Cool! Glad the PodSquad had a great time! My DW and I have tickets to Wicked when it comes to Rochester in May. Our tickets are for opening night which also happens to be our 13th anniversary.

Kimberle
04-28-2008, 05:06 AM
I saw this on Broadway last month. It is a wonderful show. The props and sceenry were amazing.

NWOhioAngela
04-28-2008, 05:35 AM
So glad you had a good time. I think at most shows they have a lottery where you can put your name in to purchase front row seats for $25. LOTS of fangirls show up for those! I took my DD to the Chicago production for her 17th birthday and she was lucky enough to get front row center. She cried. She really identifies with Elphaba since she thinks she's "beautifully tragic".

Pinky166
04-28-2008, 05:46 AM
I agree Kevin....I saw it last year in London's West End. Amazing show!

kab407
04-28-2008, 06:03 AM
I have tickets for early June on B'way. Can't wait.

GBShorts
04-28-2008, 06:26 AM
Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I've seen it in Chicago twice with plans to go again in May. Wahoo!

I, unlike the others here, HATED the book version! I read it after I saw the show though, so I was bothered that it wasn't the "same" as the show I loved so much. Some of the things in the book that happened were a bit too weird for me as well.

Anyway, I've now got songs in my head...thank you verrrrrrry much.!



So if you care to find me, look to the western sky! As someone told me lately, everyone deserves the chance to fly!

cocowum
04-28-2008, 06:30 AM
Sounds like a fantastic night! We are hoping to take DD to see Wicked for her upcoming birthday! :banana:

wishspirit
04-28-2008, 06:36 AM
I agree Kevin....I saw it last year in London's West End. Amazing show!

That might just have to go on my birthday list now! D'oh! :thumbsup2

NWOhioAngela
04-28-2008, 06:44 AM
Oh I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I've seen it in Chicago twice with plans to go again in May. Wahoo!



Have you thought about doing the lottery to get the front row seats? The show is less popular in Chicago now so you'd have a better chance. It's really amazing to see from the first couple rows.

Oh and don't forget to visit the stage door! The cast is great about giving autographs and photos. (but if you've already seen it twice you probably already know that!)

LMO429
04-28-2008, 06:53 AM
So glad the podcast crew had an excellent time!!!! Wicked is amazing! I know you got to see Jersey Boys too. They are two different shows but Jersey Boys is one of my favorites!

DVC Kathy
04-28-2008, 07:11 AM
I'm so glad you all liked it so much. I've been lucky enough to see it twice when the tour was in Philadelphia, and I would definitely go see it again.

While I love so many of the songs, my favorite is "What is This Feeling" or, as I call it, "The Loathing Song".

Kathy

sailors_wfe
04-28-2008, 07:43 AM
DH and I saw it in NYC in Feb and it was AWESOME!!!! I tried to talk him into going to see it on our first night in Orlando since that's the last night it will be there, but nooo... instead we have to go to MK (LOL)

elemusing
04-28-2008, 07:48 AM
I am green with envy.


Very clever WO. I get it! ;)

jpeka65844
04-28-2008, 07:55 AM
I've got tix to see it on May 24 in Kansas City, just a mere 6 days before I leave for WDW! AND add to that the new Indiana Jones film on May 28 and my culture calendar is full!

But seriously, I'm not as crazy about Wicked as most people but I will agree that "For Good" is probably one of the best written showtunes EVER!

If you like Wicked, then check out Children of Eden. It's another, more obscure Stephen Schwartz show with MUCH better music!!!

scarlett873
04-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Wicked is one of my all-time favorites! DH and I got to see it when it was touring through Chicago (before they put in the permanent show). I LOVED the show!! I'm really hoping that it comes to Indianapolis soon!

The Wicked soundtrack is also a favorite in our house! That's about the only one that my DH can stand to listen to...lol...he won't tolerate the Legally Blonde soundtrack, but he loves Wicked. Did you know that the gal who plays Elle Woods has also played Glinda in Wicked? (Laura Bell Bundy) And the gal who originated the role of Margot in Legally Blonde is currently playing Glinda in the broadway version of Wicked? (Annaleigh Ashford)

DVCsince02
04-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Glad you had a "wicked" time!!! I can't wait to see it.

AuroraJae
04-28-2008, 09:47 AM
It truly was an awesome show! I loved the sets, lighting and not to mention the music!:love:
As soon as I knew we were going to see the show I bought the book and finished it pretty quickly. I loved the book, but I found myself comparing the two and you can't do that. I do not want to spoil the show for anyone, so I'll just say that I liked the show ending better than the book ending.:goodvibes

calypso*a*go-go
04-28-2008, 09:54 AM
I went to the theater this weekend to...however, in my case it was the local Regal Cinema. Had a mother/daughter night out with several friends and we went to see Baby Mama. It was actually better than I thought it would be. There were definitely some laugh-out-loud moments and it was okay for our teen daughters as well. Not exactly Wicked, but Tina Fey does have a wicked sense of humor...so I guess I stayed slightly O/T here.

Plutes
04-28-2008, 11:58 AM
So glad the podcast crew had an excellent time!!!! Wicked is amazing! I know you got to see Jersey Boys too. They are two different shows but Jersey Boys is one of my favorites!

I have to agree!! We were lucky enough to see Wicked twice w/ the original broadway cast...I was hooked - didn't think any musical would ever top it. THEN, we saw Jersey Boys. :love: I've seen it 3 times now, and would buy tickets again tomorrow if I could afford it! :)

But, honesly, if I was forced to pick a favorite between these two, it would be really tough. Both of them are definitely top notch, but like you said - DEFINITELY different!

Ahhh, starting to get the Broadway itch again now...last show was The Little Mermaid right before the strike...have to get myself some tickets to SOMETHING now!

Pinky166
04-28-2008, 12:38 PM
That might just have to go on my birthday list now! D'oh! :thumbsup2

You must go and see it....it's brilliant. Definately one of the best shows on in the west end at the moment. (I've seen lots of them)

2wins
04-28-2008, 01:23 PM
Have you thought about doing the lottery to get the front row seats? The show is less popular in Chicago now so you'd have a better chance. It's really amazing to see from the first couple rows.

Oh and don't forget to visit the stage door! The cast is great about giving autographs and photos. (but if you've already seen it twice you probably already know that!)

Hi,

We saw Wicked in Chicago last summer with a group of friends! Loved it! We listen to the soundtrack all of the time! My DDs love "Popular". I was planning on a Mother daughter outing to see it again. How do you participate in the lottery?

DexLabDeeDee
04-28-2008, 01:50 PM
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE WICKED!!! :cheer2: I am so glad that you got to see it! Everyone should see it! I saw it two years ago when it came to Minneapolis. I had to pay through the nose to get it from a secondary seller because the tickets sold out within minutes and we weren't able to get any! Now, thanks to the school district that my mom is working for, we already have tickets for the show in November! Hard to wait that long.

If any of you men out there are wondering if you should see it - go! My DH loved it and often asks me to put the soundtrack on when we are in the car. He isn't easily impressed.

Also, for the rest of you fans, if you don't have it already, The Grimmerie is a must have! It has cast photos and tells the story behind the making of the play! Enjoy! :banana:

wildeoscar
04-28-2008, 01:54 PM
hmmmmmm, wicked on audio book for the drive. I must do research.

dpuck1998
04-28-2008, 01:59 PM
hmmmmmm, wicked on audio book for the drive. I must do research.

Don't forget to pick me up on the way.....I can read it to you if you do!!

NWOhioAngela
04-28-2008, 02:32 PM
Soundtrack=music from a movie

Original Cast Recording=music recorded from a theatrical production.


It's just one of those really stupid things that drives me nuts!

LovesThumper
04-28-2008, 02:38 PM
I thought Patti Lupone was in the revival of Gypsy?;) And getting raves might I add!
You are correct. Saw Patty LuPone in Gypsy last week in New York- she was great. I am lucky enough to have seen Wicked! a couple of times with different casts and each time it was breath taking. Besides Defying Gravity- gotta love "Popular".

froggy5657
04-28-2008, 02:39 PM
I LOVE WICKED. I saw it twice with different actors and it was really interesting to see how differently they interpreted the characters.:thumbsup2 :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2

GabbyMom
04-28-2008, 03:17 PM
The entire podcast team went to the theater to see the show WICKED.

It was a fa-reekin awesome.

Great songs.

Great humor.

Great spin on the Wizard of Oz.

Just all around good time.


Glad you loved it. I had to buy the soundtrack at the show.
For Good and Defy Gravity are my faves.

amyhughes
04-28-2008, 03:43 PM
hmmmmmm, wicked on audio book for the drive. I must do research.

The gentleman who does the reading on the audio book is phenomenal. He had me hook line and sinker. That was actually the first time I listened to what I was reading since I was so into it and couldn't figure a way to get through it quick enough. I borrowed the book initially from the library, then when it turned out I was driving more and more each day, I got the audiobook and listened to several chapters. Now when I read the book all I can hear is his voice! :)

NWOhioAngela
04-28-2008, 04:06 PM
http://wickedthemusical.com/# Homepage for the show-including links to info on touring company as well as the other Companies.

info on the chicago lottery for tickets:http://wickedthemusical.com/#WickedCitiesChicagoFAQ

Fan site devoted to Wicked (think lots of teen fangirls!)http://witchesofoz.com/

Cyrano
04-28-2008, 04:13 PM
The entire podcast team went to the theater to see the show WICKED.

It was a fa-reekin awesome.

Great songs.

Great humor.

Great spin on the Wizard of Oz.

Just all around good time.
You get to go on the best team-building things. Shame my boss doesn't have similar thoughts, rather than extra long team meetings :headache: