Photographer of Families, Small People and Delightful Places, Travel and Lifestyle Writer and Blogger, Lives in Newcastle, Loves the North, Often Accompanied By A Beagle Named Holly Bobbins

Friday, March 03, 2006

Just Wicked




As you may or may not have guessed from the title of my blog I am the biggest fan of Wicked the Musical, I love it, it's changed my life it really has, I heard it about 2 years ago for the first time and it just had this amazing impact on me, I was depressed at time and it lifted my soul, I have always loved musicals mostly due to the fast that I love to sing and this one, wow do I sing with feeling, I identify with Elphaba so much, she wasn't really bad she just had a reputation, made a few mistakes and in the end it was easier for her to be what they wanted her to be. This musical speaks to me, it's the only musical which has made me cry by just listening to the soundtrack, I have read the plot and also Gregory maguires novel "Wicked, the life and times of the wicked witch of the west" But when she and Glinda sing for good at the end of the musical the emotions get me every time.

For me, my life has turned around since I first sang these words and actually beleived them "Something has changed within me, something is not the same, I'm through with playing by the rules of someone elses game" and pretty much the whole song applies to my life and the choices which I made for myself in the end, doing things that please everyone else only serve to do that and to be truly happy in your own self you have to sometimes defy gravity, sod whateveryone else says and go it your own way come what may, Come what May, well thats from my other favourite musical but you'll have to wait for another post to read about that one ;)

So the Wicked soundtrack is the most played CD in our house, Paul loves it, the kids love it, we all sing along and this September Wicked will open in London, tickets go on sale on Sunday, see www.wickedthemusical.co.uk for details, thats going to be my Christmas present this year a trip to London to see Wicked with my hubby.
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