Sunday, July 15, 2007

Wicked!

For my birthday, Jon got us tickets to see the musical "Wicked"! We went the weekend after my actual birthday (see the previous post as to why we delayed the date) to the Pantages Theater in downtown L.A. It was so much fun to dress up and go on a fancy date together. :)

The Theater is beautiful inside - with very intricate features on the walls and ceilings. And the auditorium is small enough that even though we were in the balcony, we still felt close to the stage! (Here are a few of my "apparently" - i.e. I found out after-the-fact - illegal pictures taken by my phone of the interior of the Pantages Theater.)
The lobby
The chandelier inside the auditorium

The dragon over the pre-show stage


The music and vocal talent of the cast was INCREDIBLE. I warned Jon that I get choked up when I hear people with amazing voices belt out great songs - I did a couple times during the show. And nothin' against Kristen Chenoweth (who played "Glinda" on Broadway), but Megan Hilty was hysterical in the part - breathy, giggly, and sincerely bubble-headed as she sang and pranced around throughout the show. It was interesting to read in the cast bios how many of them were "happy to be back at home in L.A." - obviously this city harbors a wealth of talent.

Thanks, Jon!!!

3 comments:

AK said...

I'm so jealous!! It looks like an amazing theater! What a great husband you have! I'm glad you guys had fun.

andrea said...

I love love love that musical. So much fun and a vibrant set. I agree with you...amazing live vocal talent takes my breath away. Sounds like your birthday (week) was amazing.

RC said...

what a wonderful birthday gift.

i think i would enjoy this musical very much...especially with my wife who lives in the home of the The Official Oz Museum.