Oh My Gosh..
Is it possible to get too much Wicked?
The entertaining musical Wicked is currently playing in Perth, after seasons in Melbourne and other Australian cities. Our whole family just could not resist going. After all, we were hooked after seeing it on Broadway and then later in Melbourne. Unfortunately, we just missed out on seeing it in Japan which I’m sure would’ve been a blast!
Last Saturday, we made our way through an extremely happening and crowded Burswood to join the packed Burswood Theatre to watch Wicked again.
It’s such a well done, well produced show – I still am taken aback by how smoothly everything runs, how fantastic the set and costumes are, how memorable the songs are that take you on a rollercoaster ride, the clever story and how the story weaves around The Wizard of Oz. It’s awesome.
But for some reason, I was not blown away this time.
Maybe the initial euphora of the first time viewing the show and ensuing excitement has dissipated.
Or maybe I’ve listened to the Official Broadway Cast recording so many times that anything different makes me think it’s not right.
Or maybe the tempos were just a tad fast on Saturday night, giving the feeling that they were rushing through parts of the first act.
Or maybe it was me being annoyed that Bert Newton got more applause as the Wiz than the other musical theater performers.
Or maybe it was the guy sitting next to me who didn’t clap after any song until the very end of the show, obviously having being dragged there by his partner.
In any case, if you HAVEN’T seen Wicked before, definitely go – it’s worth seeing at least once! And by going, you’re “voting” with your feet and money that productions like this should continue coming to Perth.
And if it’s too expensive, you might want to try the Wicked lottery tickets each day, or keep a lookout for some cheap last minute discounted tickets that are going around now.