After watching Wicked last Wednesday with Wayne Young, I realized that I'd been missing out on so much by not watching more musicals in this city.

I love showtunes. There's just something magical about the way people sing and dance and tell stories. I love the way songs foreshadow each other and are reprised. I love the structure of the songs, building to a crescendo or thrilling me with their depths.

And watching the musical was so much better than just listening to the music on Internet radio! Now, listening to the music, I can see the production in my mind's eye. I get goosebumps remembering Elphaba's songs "Defying Gravity" and "No Good Deed".

I can't wait for the next musical. Maybe I'll pick up an appreciation for opera along the way...

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