Saturday, July 18, 2009
This broadway musical was absolutely indescribable! If you haven't seen it, you have got to!! It was showing in Tulsa, so I got tickets with my mom and sisters-in-law and we went out to dinner at Panera first, then saw the show. We had such a great time! It was one of the best girls' nights I have had!!
I am really glad to have gotten to spend that time with my mom because she was just rediagnosed with breast cancer and might not be feeling up to going out in the next few months. Her most recent CAT scan showed a small spot in her central lymph nodes near her lungs. Her doctor will be doing a bone scan to see exactly where it is and they are currently trying to see if thay can get her in a clinical trial for a new drug. However, I bet that when my grandparents find out that her cancer has come back, they will insist that she goes to MD Anderson. They donate a significant amount of money there. Right n ow that is all we knoe until the bone scan. Luckily they found it early, so her doctor is optimistic, but this is her 3rd round with Stage 4 breast cancer.
Anyway, enough sadness and worry, back to the MUSICAL! Wicked is the prequel to The Wizard of Oz. It is so neat to see because it sort of explains many things that happened in the Wizard of Oz. It explains why the Wicked Witch wore a black hat and rode a broom, why she is green, how the Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion, and Tinman came to be, how the tornado causing a house to fall on her sister was important, and why she wanted the ruby slippers so much. It also follows a relationship between Glinda the Good Witch and (Elphaba) the Wicked Witch. It was a great story where everything comes together in the end that makes you say, "Oh!!!!" when you put it together. The music was great, the sets and costumes were great, the performances were INCREDIBLE! It was funny, touching and for something so entertaining, it really explored some deep themes that parallel controversial issues we face today. It was definitely one of the best things I have ever seen! I wish I was watching it again right now!!