We’re all a little wicked…
I think I was around thirteen or fourteen when I saw Wicked for the first time. My mom, my sister, and I got all dressed up in our pretty dresses and treated ourselves to dinner. I will always remember when the waiter mistook me for twenty-one and started to explain to me the wine menu. My mother was horrified, but my sister and I just giggled and stood a little straighter that day. We were grown ups now; eating at fancy restaurants, perusing the wine menu, wearing high-heels, and going to go see a musical.
It was magical. It was inspiring. It was beautiful. I fell in love with theater that day, and I was privileged enough to fall in love with it again when I saw it a second time with some friends a few years later.
But we all have a Wicked story. Whether it was actually seeing it, buying the soundtrack, or both, Wicked has touched the lives of so many people for 15 years.
Glinda and Elphaba
Fifteen years of Glinda’s first graceful glide on stage, of the masterful sets and wardrobe, and fifteen years of Elphaba defying gravity and empowering us all to do the same.
Can we also give a slow clap to their portrayal of female friendships? Glinda and Elphaba’s journey are the most rewarding moments of the musical. Hallelujah, women supporting women!
If you’ve never seen it, have seen it way to many times, or haven’t seen enough, you can get a taste of Wicked on your television screen with A Very Wicked Halloween. Psst… Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel will surely sing you a song and make it a very wicked anniversary indeed!
Watch A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 years on Broadway on NBC.com.