The touring production of Wicked came back to Boise. We missed it several years ago and Old What’s Her Face* hasn’t let me hear the end of it.

We bought our tickets in November, and last night was the night. It was kind of awkward, because we had company over the weekend. They wanted to visit, and insisted this weekend had to be the one. We told them about our plans, and weren’t about to flush $300 worth of tickets down the drain. We went anyway, company stayed home.

We really had a good time. I’m not as enamored as some people are with it, but it was well worth the effort to see. I know some fans get Greatful Dead, Harry Potter, Star Trek crazy about it.

In my mind Galinda was worth the price of admission. She’s hilarious.

This is probably ancient news to most Americans, but I get a fair amount of international traffic here. I live in Idaho, and Broadway isn’t just down the street. If you get a chance to see it, see it.

It isn’t exactly “man card” material, but I’m confident enough to not worry about such things. Fun is fun, no matter what flavor it comes in. I can always watch Tombstone again later to balance my karma.

* Old What’s Her Face is not my wife’s real name.


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9 responses to “Wicked

  1. I went to a broadway show once when I was in the 8th grade and I loved it. I want to go again one day. But, it’s so expensive to go. It will happen :).


    • Any high class entertainment has gotten outrageously expensive. I remember seeing The Doobie Brothers for $8.00 per seat, when they were huge. Decades later, I was embarrased to spend $50 to see The Rolling Stones in Salt Lake City. The Stones came to Boise a few years ago, and tickets were $300 each.

      It’s gotten to the point of having to budget for events. Stick a few bucks in a jar on occasion, and wait for the right event. Not everything is worth emptying the jar.


  2. I don’t have a lot of patience for plays and musicals, but Wicked was pretty good. My mind didn’t wander too much during it which is always a good sign. πŸ™‚


    • I found myself looking for the acts and expected beats. I may have ruined myself for all future entertainment.

      I was never an Oz fan, but it was fun. If the tin man had brought on a Cyberman invasion it might have been more my style, but it was still fun.

      Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Whether it was good or not, it’s always fun to have a date night, especially when you actually enjoy your date’s company. (And just sometimes when you have company at home, it’s nice to get a break from them as well.) πŸ˜‰


  4. rudyhou

    i agree. i thoroughly enjoyed that show and loved the soundtrack.


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