Nate decided he met all of these and perhaps our anniversary in June as well by taking me to see Wicked at the Orpheum theater in San Francisco this weekend. We had such a great time alone as a couple (thank you thank you thank you Collette) on our drive and at the play. Our tickets came with access to the VIP room and free drinks. Basically that meant we could order Orange juice and sit on a plush purple couch during intermission and prior to the opening scene.
I'm not a diehard Wicked fan or anything but this is the second time I have seen Wicked on Broadway (I would have been equally pleased to see something new). It was fun to compare the Orpheum to New York's show of Oct 07. This one definately had a California sunglasses feel to it. From what I can remember, Cali's had a higher emphasis on dance with multiple exciting lifts whereas New York's characters had perhaps stronger voices. I did enjoy both equally well and it was fun to bump into Nate's co-resident, Heidi and her sister Holly at the showing. Oh it was just so nice to get dressed up to go out on the town with Nate. He really came through for a great evening. Thanks Babe.
*****Ooh! I forgot! Madame Morrible was played by Carol Kane. I loved her in the Princess Bride and Scrooged. You may recall her line "I'm not a witch I'm your wife!"
My favorite lyrics are from the song For Good:
I've heard it said
That people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led
To those who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return