If I could be on the front row of every musical theater production which passes this way, I would without a doubt. However at least today on this balmy afternoon (thanks to my wonderful husband); I had the pleasure of having middle front row seats to the afternoon matinee of “Wicked.” This musical touched my heart more than any production has in a long time and that was a total surprise. I had not read the book or even one review, so the entire production was virgin territory and I actually think that made it even more special, because I went in with few expectations. This show, though, has everything needed for success: great music, amazing sets & staging, captivating writing, comedy, and loveable characters.
|The theater..the theater...what to wear to the theater! I chose a little bling from Lane Bryant, with a floral, flowy jacket that is so old I cannot remember where I bought it! This is the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk!...right by the |
Yes, I highly recommend you see it….but I also recommend that if you ever visit San Antonio you see the Majestic Theater. They will not let us take pictures inside (though I tried and was reprimanded by a female version of Colonel Klink!), but suffice it to say this theater is fabulous, exquisite, and uniquely San Antonio. You look up into the stars at night over Spanish Mission tops complete with white doves flying overhead. The Latin architecture and dark rich woods are luxurious. I have traveled and been in many theaters and there truly is none like it...that I have seen.
|My favorite 50+ outfit I spied out-|
side the Majestic!! The scarf
draped beautifully in the
front. She had short, perfectly
coiffed gray hair!
Elphaba’s plight to become The Wicked Witch has many twists and turns….but I guess the age old theme of female friendship is what touched me the most. Her turbulent relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch, is a journey walked by two completely different individuals who grow to love and respect one another. Though the well- known song, "Defying Gravity", was extremely powerful, my favorite song turned out to be “For Good”… A moment when two close friends say good bye and sing of their love and appreciation for one another.
Elphaba sings: “It well may be that we will never meet again in this lifetime; so let me say before we part so much of me is made of what I learned from you. You’ll be with me like a handprint on my heart, and now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine by being my friend.”
|Today, we were the windy city!!|
|Downtown Trolley Cars|
|Though I really, really wanted to go to|
the Bakery afterwards, I resisted ...not on my diet!