I love Wicked. It’s one of my favorite Broadway shows. I’ve seen it a few times – in New York and on tour. When I first heard it I became a little bit obsessed. I was in a fan group on LiveJournal (what?) and read everything I could about it.
Once, when we were in New York, Jesse (my super supportive and wonderful husband) and I went to the stage door and I got a photo with some of the actors… including Fiyero – aka New Kid On The Block Joey McIntyre. I’m that cool.
I got to see Idina Menzel in the role of Elphaba twice. She’s amazing. I even had tickets to what was supposed to be her final performance – she ended up extending her run a week, then getting hurt and not performing her last night.
I’m not really sure why I was so affected by Wicked. I think it may be when it came into my life. It’s all about Elphaba and Glinda’s friendship and love and choices and growing up. When I first heard and saw Wicked, I was graduating from OSU, moving on, moving away from the Camannie Girls, growing up.