Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wickedly Awesome Day

I am having a hard time coming up with the words to describe the awesomeness that was Wicked yesterday. We went to the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta with a few friends to see the show last night.

We weren't allowed to take pictures while the play was going on, but here are some we snapped outside before we went in:

This is the Fox marquee. That tree is SO in the way, but this is the best shot I could get without walking out into Peachtree Street during rush hour traffic. Uh, no.

Here we are, inside the theatre, seated and waiting for the show to start. This is Brian and me.

And our friend, Billy and his mom, Kathy.

Here is my sister, Ginger, and me.

Ok, so then the show started. I was completely ENTHRALLED from the first moment. It was completely and utterly AMAZING. Katie Rose Clarke as Galinda (Glinda) and Carmen Cusack as Elphaba were just both so talented beyond words. Here's a pic I found online of them:

I got pretty emotional several times during the show and teared up a little because I was just in complete AWE at the performances and vocal abilities, let alone the actual story line. Carmen Cusack was definitely my favorite vocalist. That girl is just, WOW. Unbelievable.

Anyway, the whole cast was perfect and wonderful and so amazingly talented. I could watch them every night and never get tired of them.

So the show ended, and we walked outside. Here is a pic of our whole group. From left to right: Ginger, Brian, me, Kathy, Billy, and Trish.

After our group split up to leave (Billy, Kathy and Trish were in the same car), Brian, Ginger and I hung behind and went back into the Fox to take more pics.

Outside the Fox, the musical's semi trailer (well, ONE of them, anyway--the show travels in EIGHTEEN semi-trucks!) was parked, and I had to get pictures of it!
This is Ginger and me in front of it.

And Brian and me.

And here's the girls, close up.

Here, I tried to get the whole trailer in the shot, but cut Glinda off a little.

This is a display window they had set up outside the front of the Fox. It was pretty cool.

And here are a couple pics I took of the Wicked poster in display windows.

I had SO much fun at this show. If you haven't seen it, GO! You will LOVE it. Wicked is the absolute best thing I have EVER seen. I have been to many, many concerts and other shows/plays, but this is by far the most amazing thing and most wonderful experience ever.

I'm still in awe. Anyway, just wanted to share my Wicked Day! <|:-)


Lindsey said...

That looks like it would have been an awesome show. Being from Podunk, USA... we don't anything that cool through here.

JordanRadio said...

I'm so glad to hear that you had such an amazing time at Wicked! If it even comes around here again I am so GOING! I would love to see it! But I'm a giant musical theater nerd and would love to see soo many shows right now! You got some AWESOME pictures! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

MindyRadio said...

I just knew you would LOVE IT! I absolutely cry every single time I hear 'For Good'. The very first time I heard it was at the memorial service for the woman who got me into singing and performing in musicals. She died of breast cancer at 38 y/o and was just the most amazing woman and teacher. SO that song is very dear to me. And really, who can't love 'Popular' it's just so catchy. I really can't wait to see your LO. I know it's gonna be WIcked Awesome too.

Lily said...

thanks for bringing back memories. I completely agree with your assessment!

Kimberkv said...

Sounds like a wickedly awsome time. I'd like to that.


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