Saturday, April 18, 2009

A Wicked good time

We're just back from seeing Wicked in the city with Neeracha, Sean and their daughters. It was well staged with catchy music and stellar performances. Neeracha bought tickets for all of us more than six months ago and silly me forgot that she handed off ours when we had lunch a few weeks back. Fortunately her credit card and a nice ask at the box office brought forth duplicates.

It turned out to be a Broadway Cares / Equity Fights Aids performance so after the show we made a donation and the kids got their pictures taken with the two leads, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked is the previously untold story of the Witches of Oz and now I want to read the book, as well Gregory Maguire's book based on the Cinderella story, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister.

There aren't very many Broadway shows that wow me anymore. I compare everything to my favorite three: Les Mis, Phantom and Miss Saigon. Fortunately this was very entertaining and in line with The Lion King.

After the matinee we had a dinner of American comfort food at the Presidio Social Club and talked about our upcoming vacation together to Spain. Neeracha and I have been to many restaurants together over the course of our 15-year friendship. This is one of the few times I have actually picked the restaurant. Strangely, we're both foodies, she just happens to pick 'em most of the time.

Eldest Daughter is still talking about Wicked today and I can hear the music on in her room -- a good sign.


Kathy B! said...

Sounds like a good time. I haven't seen this one... and probably won't until I get someplace with an actual city (said with only slight bitterness :)

Polka Dot Moon said...

One of my favorite books of all time!!!! The follow up is "Son of the Witch" which I haven't read yet, but sits on the shelf with "Confessions".

I'm still wickedly crazy for the "Twilight" series!! A wee bit obsessed ;)

Neeracha T. said...

What a great photo of the kids - thanks for a fun day out in the city.