I surprised the kids and took them to a Big London Show today. We had so much fun at Wicked! I’ve tried to get tickets for the show in SF, LA, and Singapore, but finally the timing was right. We had great seats, I did my research and got the cheapest tickets that still had great view, first row in the balcony. With kids (and shorter people) nothing is more annoying than looking at the back of someone’s head during the performance. We already knew all the songs and the story so that wasn’t new, but the experience of being in a huge theater with a spellbound audience was enthralling.
Both kids loved the set, costumes and lighting. It’s great to go out with them now and have them appreciate things on more than one level. They can admire the artistry and the music at the same time. Max especially liked the steam-punk design elements, but disliked all the kissing. Emma loved the costuming with wild hats and asymmetrical carnival clothes. I loved the music– powerful voices that filled the theater. I can hardly believe that the cast will turn around and do it all again for a second show tonight!