I Saw “Wicked” in Seattle!
In Book Club, we read the book “Wicked” – well, I read part of it anyways! A group of us decided to go and see the musical “Wicked” at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Seattle. It was a beautiful theater!!
From left to right: Jen, Amy, Athina, Khadija, me, Jill, Meron, and Sarah
The musical was awesome! Our seats were pretty high up, so I rented a pair of binoculars from the theater. I am so glad I did. With the binoculars, I was able to see some of the details of the costumes, plus I got to see how attractive Fierro was – yowzas!! Glinda (or Guh-linda) was beautiful and her dress was stunning. Elphaba was awesome – I was amazed at some of the notes she held during the musical.
Khadija and I taking a picture in the theater
Khadija, me, and Meron in the theater. This was taken before the usher told us we couldn’t take any pictures in the theater – woops! I knew we couldn’t during the performance, but I didn’t think about before. I think the flash fades the paint or something along those lines.
During Intermission, Khadija, Meron, and I ran down to the snack bar, where I purchased a $1.00 bag of Peanut M&Ms – I was so hungry! It was funny because by the time we got to the ordering point, one of the ushers with a walkie talkie started shouting “1 minute until showtime! 1 minute until showtime!” It was funny because he acted like he had some sort of power by holding the walkie talkie in the air and shouting those words. We hustled up 2 flights of stairs to our seats and made it in plenty of time. I’m pretty sure we had more than a minute until it started (or we were REALLY FAST)! LOL!
Jen and Athina testing out binoculars for the show!
“Wicked” was so good that it received a standing ovation. I even stood up at the very beginning of the curtain call – I just loved it! After the performance, I bought a mug (it’s tradition since I started with Les Miserables). So now I have 2 mugs from musicals I’ve been to (“Wicked” and “Les Miserables”). It was so much fun and I can’t wait to go to another musical!