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
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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