Saturday, September 24, 2011


I got tickets to see Wicked and I'm so HYPED! I've been wanting to see this play for years. I read this strange book by Gregory Maguire YEARS before Wicked the play was ever thought of. All of his books have a 'twisted' fairy tale theme and so I was definitely intrigued. When I heard that this book had been turned into a play--and a very successful one, I was excited and proud for Mr. Maguire (what author wouldn't want his book to become even more successful because it comes to life on stage?!). 

One of my co-workers and I were out walking when I stopped to purchase the tickets and she asked me what it was about. I showed her the pamphlet cover and asked her to guess. She couldn't. I told her it was the 'true' story behind the Wizard of Oz. It was the story about a misunderstood girl that had been born with green skin and because she had also been born with a set of sharp pointy teeth and had bitten the finger off the mid-wife that delivered her, people misunderstood her and thought she was bad. She had a skin condition that made her allergic to water (and of course it was green) and had to bathe and milk. Oh yeah...she also had a penis, which is another reason that she was super shy-

It was at this point that my co-worker stopped me and told me I was making this up. I promised her that I wasn't. It's just that awesome of a story (Of course it would be right up my alley!)

My son had gone to London with his school to march in the London Day Parade 2 years ago and while there he got to see Wicked. OH MY GOD I was so jealous! LOL! But he did bring me a Wicked umbrella that is freaking amazing and it stays 'Stay out of the water my pretty' Haha! I love it. But yeah, he comes home raving about the song 'Defying Gravity' and 'm following him around like a little puppy saying, tell me about it, what part was it on, describe it! Haha. 

Is it crazy that I cry when I hear that song?

My daughter is into Wicked just as much as I am and so after buying the tickets I texted her while she was still in school! I just had to tell her! We were texting back and forth (bad Mommy...)

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try

Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

                               -Defying Gravity,Wicked-


  1. I loved it, I've seen it with my roommate about 3 times and each time I love it more. Sometimes if you wait long enough the cast will sign a movie sized poster for you. I hope you have a great time and really in enjoy it because I did each time

  2. That's how I was with RENT. I've seen it 3X and loved it each time. I'm sure I'll love Wicked and will probably see it several times also!

  3. Too fuckin freaky!! I just said LAST NIGHT I wanted to see Wicked and the Color Purple but thought that both plays were done here in cali. Now i have to go search for tixs. I didnt know the whole story behind this, i was just going because i like the wizard of oz. Thanks Pep for the insight, now im super hyped!!!

  4. Kali you will love the Color Purple. It was more true to the book than to the movie. I saw it with my mom and one of my sister's and me and my mom were sitting there crying. God, I am such a cry baby...

  5. I love wicked I went to see it 3 years ago with my mom. It's coming back to L.A. in November and we are going to see it again. I love the story and the songs. the musical is just wonderful!

  6. I'm going to buy the soundtrack so that I can get familiar with it before I go see it. Alas...I have to wait until the end of November, which will give me plenty of time to learn all of the songs. And yes--I will be that annoying person singing along with cast (kidding).

  7. OH MY! Going to see it TOMORROW at the Fox Theater in Atlanta! And yeah, you can't help but to see it over and over and over again. First saw it in Londan about 4 years ago and all I can say is...WOW!!

    Enjoy it Kim (because I sure as shit will!)


  8. You will definitely enjoy the show! It's awesome! I've been wanting to see it again myself for some time now. I can't wait till the last book of the series comes out in November. I'm definitely a Wicked fan...but what's the stuff about her having a penis? I really, really don't remember that in Maguire's book.

  9. Go back to the beginning when Elphaba was born and Nanny was unable to determine if she was a male or female. I remember there being a scar on her privates so it may have been removed. And remember Fieryo said that she didn't bleed after they'd first made love. I'm not sure how removing her penis would equate to her loss of hymen but she certainly wouldn't let anyone see her below the waist.

  10. Oh, very interesting. I guess I never fully registered what that could have implied. It is fiction after all...why couldn't she be intersex and still have Liir? It's definitely plausible.

  11. I loved Wicked! I seen it for my birthday in July. I wanted to see for years and was happy to finally see it. Elphaba is my hero!!
    I also saw Jersey Boys a few weeks ago and loved it as well. I love going to plays. Also recommend Memphis which has an interracial romance.


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