My mother took me to see The Music Man in the park when I was a little girl.
This was the start of my love of music and dance and stage.
Among my favourites are A Midsummer Night's Dream, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker (which I've seen more times than I can count, and it still holds me absolutely enthralled!) Mary Poppins, Cirque du Soleil, Phantom of the Opera...
Years ago, when I first read "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire, I quietly hoped to one day see the book turned into a film.
But no, even better, I learned they were making it into a musical! Which I wanted to see immediately, but...I had to wait...and wait...often just missing it on visits back to Seattle.
Long story short...I thought I was going to have to wait again...but yesterday, a co-worker approached me and said...what are you doing tomorrow at 2pm? Would you like to see Wick...
OH MY GAWD!!!!
my heart stopped. I nearly started crying. I couldn't breathe.
YES YES YES!!!!
So this afternoon I spent nearly three blissful hours entranced by the magic of Wicked.
It was beautiful! wonderful! amazing! spectacular!
I want to see it again.