Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wickedly Good Time!






Through a piano student's parent, I was able to procure and work off seven tickets to see the amazing hit musical Wicked. This was our Christmas gift to the kids this year. I got to see Wicked three years ago on Broadway with my two favorite girlfriends, Luisa and Amber. I have been addicted to the soundtrack ever since, and since the play began in Los Angeles I have been dying to get the family there. It was really our first big family treat, and the kids had a blast.

Due to a series of unfortunate events, we no longer have a second car, or a car big enough for our entire family to fit in, so it was stressful trying to find a way to get us to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, but Adam's sister came through at the very last second with a willingness to come watch Conor and let us take her car. We had a "Girls' Car" and a "Boys' Car"; I'm not sure which was in worse shape mechanically, but with prayer and some side street maneuvers to avoid steep hills we were able to make it safely, and enjoy some hearty laughter at the adventure and ridiculousness of the whole ordeal. Thank goodness for laughter!
Nobody fidgeted (we left Conor at home with a sitter) and nobody asked, "Is it almost over?" What a thrill to see it again, and to see it through their eyes. And now my dreams of belting those clever lyrics to sold-out crowds has been renewed, and I'm dreaming wicked green!


7 comments:

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi jenna,
that's aweseome that you guys got to have that neat moment together ... and that the things and people that needed to come through for you did.

YogaNana said...

Very very cool!

So who wrote these lyrics of which I hear so much?

Jenna said...

Mom, that would be the fabulous Stephen Schwartz. He also collaborated with Alan Menken on five songs for the new Disney's "Enchanted" movie. You and David should get tickets in L.A. and then come visit us and see the show!

Pezlady said...

I would so have LOVED to have gone with you!!! We have the soundtrack too and my kids sing along- it's crazy!!

Luisa Perkins said...

Yay! It was SO fun when we went. I'm glad that the kids liked it, too.

Kimberly said...

Sounds so, so lovely!

I just finished the book. I don't think I've ever cried over any book as much as that one. It was amazing. Thank you.

Angela said...

Hey.. loved WICKED! I am so glad you got to take your family. Such a neat show, great for all ages.