Wicked? Not really.

Saw Wicked this past Saturday. I personally am not that interested in musicals, but Liza wanted to check it out, and it was our anniversary, so I paid the man at Stubhub and off we went. I’ve never been so disappointed with something that had so much hype.

I prepared myself for the music, singing and dancing. What I wasn’t prepared for was the lame, 80s-style music, the useless singing, and the pointless, endless dancing. 30 minutes into the show I felt a nudge and heard “wannna leave?”, and that’s all I needed. I couldn’t have been more frustrated by how bad it all was. It was very…simple. Too simple. The only aspect I found tolerable was Glinda. She was snarky, snobby, bouncy and bubbly….and a bit psychotic. Awesome.

My favorite comment from Liza after we left:
“Why is everyone surprised she’s green? It is Oz afterall. I mean, the animals talk. Who cares if she’s green???!?!”

2 Comments so far

  1. Kris (unregistered) on July 20th, 2006 @ 7:25 pm

    I have to say I enjoyed the music, but the book hardly resembles the novel at all. If you haven’t read the actual novel, I would recommend it.

  2. steven (unregistered) on July 21st, 2006 @ 2:53 pm

    I was just speaking to a coworker who read the novel and saw the show. From what I hear, the novel is much darker, which is what I was looking for from the show.

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