So Jenn and I caught Wicked on Saturday at The Fox, having never heard a note or read a review. Three things are abundantly clear now that we’ve experienced it:
- We’ve got to see the show on Broadway
- I’ve got to read the book
- We need the official cast recording soundtrack
I’m no spectacular judge of talent, but I do know desire and enthusiasm when I see them. The cast of Wicked enjoyed the hell out of their performance and the audience was rewarded in spades.
Elphaba was played by the stand-in who completely owned the stage and the actress playing Galinda couldn’t have been a better combination of drunken Sandra Dee and firecracker.
Again, I wasn’t familiar with the source material in either form (Novel or Broadway) but I left not only entertained but wanting more.