What can I say? Wicked was just, well, wicked! As for the question of whether or not it's as good the second time around....I can say a loud and resounding, YES!! At one point during the show I thought to myself, "I could just sit here and watch this over and over and over again." Yes, I am a nerd.
I guess the one draw back to seeing a Sunday afternoon matinee is that we had understudies for the three main characters. I don't think it took away from the performance in any way, but you could tell they were not the principle players. I cannot pin point why I am so obsessed with this play. It could be the music which is wonderful, the comedy which is brilliant or the story which is woven with so many life lessons. I'm sure it is the combination of all of these. I only know that I could listen to the soundtrack everyday and never get tired of it. I know this because I've done it on many occasions. I think I have almost worn out my CD and I'm surprised my car stereo plays anything else. So, right now, I'm on a Wicked high and I would go see it again tomorrow if I could. If you ever have the chance to see it, I highly recommend that you do. You will not regret it.
I took an extra day off work so no work for me tomorrow, Yay! I think I am going to spend some quality time in the book store and then search for a new purse. Two of my favorite things!
Well, I'm off to bed. I hope you all have a pleasant tomorrow....for all my wonderful friends out there, I leave you with one of my favorite quotes from the play.......
"Who can say if I've been changed for the better? I do believe I have been changed for the better. Because I knew you: I have been changed for good"