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Broadway212
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joined:5/14/08
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 12:46am
Saw Wicked for the first time on Wed matinee. Tried lottery for the first time also and won! Front Row! The show was excellent everything I expected and more! I really enjoyed it. Can't wait to go back and see it again!
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:06am
It was a'ight.
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ShakinBaconGirl
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:12am
It's a cool show.
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:14am
I slept through it twice.
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Broadwaydreaming
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joined:7/7/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:36am
The show will always hold a special place in my heart, as it was the first show that got 8 year old me hooked on theater for life. Although, I'm not sure if it was the show, or the score sung by Idina. I'm not fond of the story line of the show, though. It's a bit hard to follow in the theater if you haven't googled the synopsis beforehand. The two friends I attended the show with, along with their parents were trying to figure out the storyline well after the show had ended. Overall, it's a fun show, and my pre-teen cousin would like me to take her. I certainly don't mind seeing it agin. Hope you are able to go again!
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Broadway212
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joined:5/14/08
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:04am
I only knew a few songs going into the show. Now I can't stop listening to the cd. I can't believe it took me this long to see it. But I'm glad I finally saw it.
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tobiasragg
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joined:7/17/06
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:11am
The show is confusing? It's sort of paint-by-numbers... Not sure how they could make the plot any clearer.
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FindingNamo
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joined:7/22/03
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:13am
The part with the witch was good.
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Broadway212
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joined:5/14/08
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:24am
I agree the story is some what confusing but the music in my opinion is great!
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Musical Master
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joined:4/28/13
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:26am
Interesting Fun Fact: Before the musical was developed, there was talks of WICKED to be adapted into a miniseries with MALEFICENT writer Linda Woolverton who was supposed to write the script which was to be "faithful" to the book.

Yet, when Marc Platt became involved, he decided to adapt WICKED into the musical that we all know and love/hate.
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Jordan Catalano
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joined:10/9/05
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:45am
It WAS confusing. So Fiorello was the scarecrow all along? When he knocked in the floor and Elphaphant came up that meant she was living in the sewer system?
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Jeffrey Karasarides
Broadway Star
joined:11/27/11
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:46am
"Yet, when Marc Platt became involved, he decided to adapt WICKED into the musical that we all know and love/hate."

Actually it was Stephen Schwartz who came to Platt with the idea of doing it as a musical.

Updated On: 8/24/14 at 11:46 AM
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Musical Master
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joined:4/28/13
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:48am
^Thanks Jeffrey, I knew I forgot that part.
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 11:51am
What's the confusing part?!
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sabrelady
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joined:5/16/03
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 12:42pm
Fiorello forgot the little tin box.
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Danielle26
Swing
joined:7/21/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:23pm
I don't know, it was okay for me, but didn't live up to the hype. Some of the scenes/songs felt too long. Just MY opinion.
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Broadwaydreaming
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joined:7/7/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:25pm
Not sure where the plot gets confusing, I had known the plot before walking into the show. The general census I get from those who go is that somewhere along the line things get confusing. I also know a few people who went to see the show purely for the music and zoned out during the dialog. "Defying Gravity was great, but where was the scarecrow?"
Wilmingtom
Broadway Legend
joined:7/18/11
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:32pm
It's just too overproduced for my taste. I spent most of the performance scanning the stage, trying to figure out who was speaking or singing. And poor Joel Grey, saddled with that stinker of a song in the second act. But I realize I'm clearly in the minority, and it sure has provided a lot of work through the years, which is always a good thing.
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Elfuhbuh
Featured Actor
joined:3/23/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:35pm
Being the show that first got me into theatre, this one will always be one of my favorites. Don't listen to the haters; if you liked the show, all the more power to you, and I'm happy you enjoyed it! :)
Wilmingtom
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joined:7/18/11
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:43pm
I'm not sure that not liking a particular show qualifies you as a "hater." Isn't that a bit harsh?
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Elfuhbuh
Featured Actor
joined:3/23/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 01:58pm
I'm not talking about anyone on this particular thread, I meant in the past people have hated on the show and made fun of people who enjoyed it. I'm sorry I wasn't more specific.
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Broadwaydreaming
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joined:7/7/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 04:24pm
Musicals are subjective. No one should be making fun of someone because they like a certain show. Wicked is doing well on Broadway. They are doing something right!
brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/24/14 at 06:22pm
There was a witch in the show????
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haterobics
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joined:3/29/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/25/14 at 11:54am



Hilarious.
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ShakinBaconGirl
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joined:3/25/14
Wicked
Posted: 8/25/14 at 04:27pm
I could be wrong, but I believe they were developing wicked for a film and not a series.
Liza's Headband
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joined:5/28/13
Wicked
Posted: 8/25/14 at 04:35pm
Incorrect. They had in fact discussed a television miniseries at one point, as Musical Master mentioned. If you google this, there are interviews and stories about it.

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