LOVED. Love. Love. Love.
I loved it. I had such a great time. Could not stop laughing.
“. . .It’s Galinda. . .with a gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”
Although, I was sitting next to my friend who had read the book (I haven’t yet) and she kept telling me what was different about it, or she would just shout in my ear, “that’s not what happened!” (It’s payback. I did it to her when we went to see Twilight.)
And for Elaine – totally kid appropriate. There are a couple of kissing scenes (they don’t last long and they’re not all grabby and passionate) and there are places where they hint that so-and-so slept together but it’s not explicit in any way. One of the beginning scenes has two people dancing and then they lie down on a bed for like a second and then she’s pregnant. I think it’s done tastefully so that all ages can watch it.
There was a family in front of us where they had filled up almost the entire row and had children ranging from late teens/early twenties all the way to a little boy who was about my daughter’s age. He was a little bored at times though. If my daughter were a couple years older I would totally take her. Right now I think she’d be a little bored like he was and I don’t know if she could sit through the entire play.
Speaking of the family in front of us. I thought I had it made when they seated the little boy directly in front of me. You see, I’m short so I always worry when tall people sit in front of me because I can’t see. I went with my husband, my best friend, and her mom. All of them are way taller than I am – as in 5.10 and up. (I’m 5.2. It’s pretty easy for people to be way taller than I am) So while I had plenty of leg room and all three of them had their knees banging uncomfortably into the seats in front of them; the family in front of us had piled jackets on top of the seat so that the little boy would be higher – then I couldn’t see! I had to crane my neck for the whole night, but totally worth it. Of course, my husband and friend had no issues with being able to see the stage. Damn tall people.
I loved the story. Elfaba and Glinda were fantastic. It was interwoven well adding more depth to the Wizard of Oz, and seriously, Glinda was freakin hilarious.