I love the Wizard of Oz (I mean, honestly, is there a girl born in the early 80s that *doesn't* love it??). I read the book and knew the movie by heart. When I heard about a book that was written from the Wicked Witches point of view I was instantly sold on the idea. So I read the Wicked. And I can't say that I loved the book, because I didn't. I found it very detailed and dark and kinda hard to read. But I really liked the story it told. When I actually read it again I found it much more enjoyable. My best friend also read the book. When we found out it was going to be a musical we knew we needed to go see it. Several years ago I heard that Wicked the musical was going to be playing in Toronto. You may be saying "Ah, Jess? I thought you lived in NY. Why didn't you go see it on Broadway?" I would say to you "Awesome Reader, I do live in NY but it takes less time to drive to Toronto then it does NYC." So anyhoo it was going to be in Toronto and I was so excited. I emailed said friend (who totally needs a fun little nickname) and she was excited too. I saw that it wasn't that far off and checked to see if there were even any tickets. There were tons! So excited!! I downloaded the soundtrack so I could listen to the music. Once I heard the songs I was hooked!! I called my mom to see if she wanted to go before we ordered tickets. We were trying to figure out the dates and we got confused. She kept saying that whatever date I was talking about was a Friday and I kept saying "No Mom, I'm looking right here; the show's on Saturday."
I hadn't looked at the year. It wasn't going to be in Toronto 'til the following year. My friend and I both ended up seeing the show, just not together.
So then a couple years after that I saw that Wicked was coming to Rochester. Once again so excited! Now we could go together!! But once again I didn't look at the year. Do you see a pattern?
So today, I was looking to see what shows were on Broadway because I was debating going to NYC for a long weekend during my spring break to see a show. I saw that this spring the new show Rebecca the musical was debuting. Rebecca the musical? you might be asking. Rebecca is an old book written by Daphne du Maurier. It's dark and creepy and Hitchcock made it into an Oscar winning movie in 1940. It's the reason Best Friend and I became best friends. She recommended it to me and after I read it we talked about it. And we've been best friends ever since (we were 16 then). So I was excited to see it's going to be a musical. I was excited-see the foreshadowing. I Facebooked (crazy that that is even a verb now) her and told her that we should go sometime after she has Baby #2 and is comfortable leaving home for night. Then I read one of the news stories on the Broadway page and saw that they canceled this spring's opening and were hoping to open next year! So I had to tell her never mind it wasn't opening 'til next year.