After MUCH anticipation, last night a group of friends, Megan and I went to see Wicked at the Orpheum in downtown Omaha! I've read the book. I knew the story. I was familiar with the music. But nothing can really prepare you for the entire experience!
We all met and drove together (thank goodness for mini-vans, thanks Janene!) to dinner and then headed downtown for the show. It is always so fun to get together with girlfriends, and with some of us moving this summer, it really made me realize how much I love these girls and how much I will miss them.
Once we got downtown and parked, we snapped a picture of the ones in our group who wore red shoes in honor of the night (mine are at the bottom).
The Orpheum is absolutely beautiful! We had seats up in the balcony, but at such a great angle that we had no problem both seeing and hearing everything. The place was packed and I spent all intermission trying to figure out a way to talk Tony into bringing me back for another performance before the National Touring Company leaves at the end of the month...
If you ever get a chance to see Wicked, go. It is a wonderful story of friendship, the good and hard things about being different, and becoming a better person set to incredible music, fantastic costumes and filled with hilarity and moments of tears. Five stars from me!