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sorry...been a few days...
so, i got back from new york on thursday! the trip was so amazing (i've never been there before). --details later =)--

-my wicked review-

we get to gershwin about an hour before the matinee performance starts, and the first place we go is the ozdust boutique on the main level. i looked around at the people there and designs on the walls, and i came across the board that says who was filling in for whomever...and then i saw that saycon was filling in for eden. i was really upset about that. i was dying to see eden because i heard that she was amazing. i tried to keep it positive, and i hoped that maybe she too would be amazing. (boy, was i wrong). tiffany haas filled in for the midwife, and kathy santen would be filling in for morrible.

the show...

NOMOT: Beautiful opener. Kate had a nice soprano, but seemed kinda quiet about it. she had the potential of blowing everyone away, but she seemed like she was holding back. Nothing really special happened in the song...one thing i was upset about was no one clapped for kate when she came out but me. i felt like a dork, but whatever =)
DOS: huge applause for saycon when she entered. i noticed that kate help out her 'ooh's' for a long time. i liked it...it added to the song.
TWAI: if only morrible sang... saycon slengbloh...more like sleng-barf. i usually love this song, but it really didn't do much for me. kristy cates (in chicago) blew me away when i saw her back in april.
WITF: Kate was a hilarious glinda. so cute. i loved the part on 'every little trait however small' when she pulled out her makeup and put it on...then saycon mocked it. that was cute.
SB: dramatic. i love it when it is completly silent after we see the 'animals should be seen and not heard'
DTL: derrick was so much better than i expected. if chocolate could sing, it would sound like derrick. i also love the dialouge between kate and robb. too sweet.
P: kate nailed galinda. so funny.
INTG: boring... i love the song itself, but when you have a singer like miss sleng-barf...uggh.
OSD: It needed more energy.
SM: aww, david had a lisp. i thought it was cute =)
DG: okay, i have to admit that i can't listen to this song without crying. i did bawl this time (like in chicago)...but i wasnt until the last note. i cant evern listen to it on the cd...

ACT II

TG: nothing too special...i wish morrible sang insted of just talking through everything.
WWOTE: jenna blew me away. wow. it wasnt until this song until i realized how under-written boq and nessa are.
W: david has a rather different approch to the wizard...at least i think so...
IMTGR: go kate! i loved the last note...sooo pretty.
ALAYM: the chocolate voice is back =)...sleng-barf actually sounded good in this song. their voices blanded well. i didnt see much chemistry though...shame.
NGD: saycon...you need to be more evil in this song. she had the same arm ending as in TWAI...weird.
MOTWH: robb is a cute tinman. =) lol.
FG: no real connection between the two of them...it could've been amazing...
F: such a sad ending...but it works for the show. poor glinda.

all in all- i think chicago for me was more magical...i dont know why...
i think it would have been better if eden was elphie...but i couldnt really have done anything to change that. i mean, it was a matinee.

i did go to the stage door...but no one really came out. some of the chorus people did...but i didnt know who they were. robb sapp came out, but he practiclly ran down the street. he didnt stop to sign anything for anyone. oh well.

i also saw the drowsy chaperone and the wedding singer!!! i did do the stage door for the wedding singer, and came out with autographs from most of the leads!! (oh, we also sat in the front row!) if anyone wants to see pics or have a more detailed desription of nyc, wicked, or the other two shows, dont be afraid to ask!

Current Music: move that thang- the wedding singer

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_teaspoon_ From: _teaspoon_ Date: Monday: August 14th, 2006 @ 11:42pm (UTC) (Link)
It's Saycon Sengbloh... wow, Eden hardly ever misses. I must say, I'm not a very big fan of the current Broadway cast & u/s so I can't really comment more. Glad to know you had a [semi] good time, though!

Psst. How was Drowsy? I swear I'm obsessed with that show.
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:51pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, i realized i spelled it wrong...oops.

drowsy was hilarious. sutton foster was amazing. it was a perfect choice for my first bway show.
xenaphilie From: xenaphilie Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 12:03am (UTC) (Link)
Kristy Cate's The Wizard and I is AMAZING, you're absolutely right. I just love her expressions...

I've seen Kate before, and she has a great voice; and YES, she does nail galinda :D

"if chocolate could sing, it would sound like derrick." I love you ;)
gnomeelder From: gnomeelder Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:51am (UTC) (Link)
Kristy Cate's EVERYTHING is amazing.
xenaphilie From: xenaphilie Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 08:51am (UTC) (Link)
True :D
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:52pm (UTC) (Link)
i'm serious about derrick. lol.
dreamoftheday From: dreamoftheday Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 12:19am (UTC) (Link)
I enjoyed Derrick. And I love Jenna Leigh Green as Nessa...I saw her back in March & she was fantastic. And Robb Sapp!Boq is adorable.

And P.S. I love Wedding Singer. :)
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:52pm (UTC) (Link)
ahh! the wedding singer=amazing! front row seats, too.
thatdork From: thatdork Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 01:23am (UTC) (Link)
I love Derrick too. xD And the chocolate line? perfect.

I was fortunate to see Eden when I saw this in Feb and hope she'll be there again for my birthday(Friday, Sept 1st, evening).
From: _its_only_love Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 02:11am (UTC) (Link)
I want to see The Wedding Singer so badly!!! How was it... any pics of anyone? I heart Amy Spanger =D
*Carrie <3
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:58pm (UTC) (Link)
the wedding singer (this time around) was my favorite out of the three. yes, i do have pics. i'll post them on my lj when i have more time. but i met robbie (stephen lynch <3), julia (laura benanti), holly (cara cooper), george (kevin cahoon), sammy (matthew saldivar), umm...i got adinah alexander's autograph (no pic of me and her, though), i think i got glen's (richard h. blake) but i'm not sure...he came out and was near where i was, but i was getting a pic taken with matt...so i dunno. lol.

cara cooper played holly...so, no amy. =(
quiet_you From: quiet_you Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 02:11pm (UTC) (Link)
I recently saw Wicked in New York and was sorely disappointed with Kate's Glinda. I just found her too awkward and goofy. I saw Megan last year, and she was PERFECT--hilarious AND lady-like. Up there at the same level as Kristin, in my opinion. Eden, on the other hand, was awesome. She's my favorite Elphaba, out of the ones I've seen (Eden, Stephanie J. Block, and Saycon).

And yeah, isn't Jenna awesome? I saw her on tour and in New York and she rocks. She's really sweet at the stage door too. I love how she sings Wicked Witch of the East.
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 03:59pm (UTC) (Link)
i loved kate. lol. i was dissapointed about the "no eden" thing...

i loved jenna =). i wish they had WWOTE on the soundtrack. i love that song anyway. i don't think it gives away too much of the plot...
quiet_you From: quiet_you Date: Tuesday: August 15th, 2006 @ 04:26pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I know. I love the chanting in it so much.
born_4the_stage From: born_4the_stage Date: Monday: August 28th, 2006 @ 01:33am (UTC) (Link)
you saw wedding singer!!!!!
i got to see it while it was in preview. i haven't checked anything lately, but is stephen lynch still in it?
nvrleaveubehind From: nvrleaveubehind Date: Wednesday: August 30th, 2006 @ 07:31pm (UTC) (Link)
yess, the lovely mr. lynch is still in it =)
i got to meet him at the stage door. lol.
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