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I can't believe I've finally seen Wicked and for a while I hadn't thought much of it, but as soon as it started I immediately fell in love with it.  The songs, the costumes, the characters, and even the dragon on top of the stage that blows out steam and has glowing red eyes.  It's hard to describe how amazing this show was.  This won't even get close, but I'll do my best to tell of my favorite parts and things.

    The Costumes- I adored every last quirky outfit that was ever worn.  They were all so awesome and different.  Even the hair styles and shoes and just everything they wore was so cool.  My favorite would have to be Elphaba's outfit Wicked Witch of the West outfit because it wasn't just plane black, but it had a bunch of dark colors and patterns on it.  It looked awesome to wear and would be great to see up close. :P  Of course, Galinda's outfits were my second favorite because they were always to funny, cheery, and SHINY. XP  Definitely Galinda indeed. *nods* *nods*
    The songs- OH MY GOSH.  The first thing I did when I got home was buy this album it's so awesome.  The actress who played Elphaba was so amazing it seemed as if the audience clapped the loudest whenever she finished.  Everyone, actually, was amazing.  I didn't find any out-of-place person, they were all amazing singers.  The actress Galinda was a gorgeous singer and fit the part perfectly with her funny, cheery personality along with her serious persona.  Considering the song Popular, it was AMAZING what she did up there.  She flicked her feet a million times, ran about, the way she sang it, just wow, it was awesome and it fit the part perfectly. *claps profusely*
    There are so many things that were just amazing about the all of the songs.  As for my favorites?
    -Defy Gravity (most DEFINITELY)
    -Popular (Oh my gosh, this gets stuck in my head so easily XP)
    -What Is This Feeling? (This makes me crack up every time, oh how I love it so)
    -Something Bad (The tune that goes is so mysterious)
    -Dancing Through Life (*dances*)
    -I'm Not That Girl (I swear, when we finished the audience paused because we all wanted to clap but felt so bad for her *hugs*, then we clapped because she sang it so beautifully)
    -As Long As You're Mine (AWWW)
    -For Good (This is one of the sweetest songs that almost got me crying right there)
    -The Wizard and I (so upbeat and cool :) )
The storyline was wonderful along with the characters.  There is so much to say about this musical but I don't want to overdue it so I think I'll end with this.  I definitely rate it a 5/5, thanks so much Ka for letting me join you!  It was a blast. ^^

Date: 2008-01-25 10:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sciuraamethysta.livejournal.com
Glad that you ended up liking it!! :D I should probably go back and edit my own review 'cause it's totally rambling. Man, it's good to get back on LJ.

The costumes - I'd definitely have to agree with you on saying Elphaba had the best costume. Glinda gets a close second, though. You could always count on her outfit for sparkly amusing-ness. *nods* I fell in love with the quirky outfits too. They reminded me of the LOTR musical, which I have yet to poison your mind with... clicketh here --> http://www.lotr.com/showfootage.php
and watch "The Cat and the Moon." There are some pretty quirky outfits in the whole Bree sequence (including a woman with knee-high pink and black striped socks! I want some!).

The songs - I was actually pretty amazed with Elphaba, too. I went into it thinking, "Okay, I listened to the Broadway version with Idina Menzel. Don't expect this actress to be half as good." ...and then she was! I actually kinda want a recording with her voice, too; she and Idina Menzel play the role differently (at least from a vocal standpoint). The songs are SO catchy, though!!
Popular was absolutely fantastic. Galinda had the singing, the movements (hysterical!), EVERYTHING down so perfectly that she reminded me of so many people and fit the role perfectly all at once!

I know what you mean about being shocked into silence for a few seconds after "I'm Not That Girl" ended...it's like, wait, should I clap?? Would it be totally tasteless to clap here?? Huh?? *is hit by Frodo*
Frodo: Clap, you fool.

Aww...you're welcome :D! Thanks for coming!!

Date: 2008-01-30 01:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rainy-fantasy.livejournal.com
OMG, I'm really bad at replying at the moment. I love your comments and I really appreciate them I just want to be able to make a full, complete reply so I will as soon as I can (weekend?), but THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! *worships*


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