Squeeee. Saw Wicked today. Emily Rozek, Victoria Matlock and Maria Eberline went on for Glinda, Elphie and Nessa. And THANK GOD. Aside from not seeing Julia (Murney) I was so happy Emily was Glinda. Her soprano is amazing and that is where Kendra (current tour Glinda) lacks what the role of Glinda needs. Someone get Emily on Broadway STAT! Emily's comedic timing was so on point. I really have no complaints. She was brilliant. Another plus about Emily is her lower register is flawless. She has an amazing range.
Victoria was pretty good. I really was hoping to see Julia but Victoria fit the role better looks-wise. She is much more youthful and looks better next to Emily. Her acting was FABULOUS too. Her cackle, her interaction with Glinda. PERFECT.
Maria Eberline was AMAZINGGGG as Nessa. So impressed. Her voice stood out in every song she sang in. Boq was a huge disappointment. Thank God he's not in it long. How did this guy get the part? Fiyero was great. Definitely one of the best looking Fiyero's. Alma (Cuervo) as Morrible was brilliant. I loved her acting. Much like Carole Shelley and not a THING like Carol Kane (thank GOD). I was very happy with it. Through the whole thing though I kept wishing Melissa Fahn was there in the ensemble.
I won't go through every song because it was all amazing. The best performances of THIS show that stuck out in my head were "No One Mourns The Wicked" and "For Good". Beautifully done. It was a flawless show aside from The Wizard's coat getting stuck on a prop in one scene and one line flub on Emily's part. I can't wait to go again next week again! Woo!