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wicked#0
Posted: 9/2/03 at 2:13pm
i got my tickets for it today!! anyway i also got the book free and was wondering if i should read the book before or after i see the show? i know this is a sorta weird question but i don't want to be upset when i see the show because its so different from the book...that is if it's different.
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re: wicked#1
Posted: 9/2/03 at 2:17pm
the book and show have a lot of differences. I have heard it compared to the differences between The Wizard of Oz novel and movie versions in level of differences. The book is a LOT darker than teh stage version and there some things that were changed to make it easier to stage.. like Nessarose's handicap.
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re: re: wicked#2
Posted: 9/2/03 at 5:27pm
Read the book first. It will whet your appetite.

From what I understand they have dumbed down the storyline a bit to allow for less bondage (i.e. The Philosophy Club) and more belting (vocal lashings from the lead broads).
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re: re: re: wicked#3
Posted: 9/2/03 at 5:28pm
How many people were at the boxoffice? Was there a crowd because of the book giveaway.
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re: re: re: re: wicked#4
Posted: 9/2/03 at 5:31pm
I'm reading the book right now...Its soooooooooo good...I can't wait to see the show
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re: re: re: re: wicked#5
Posted: 9/2/03 at 6:25pm
thanks i will read it.
there were about 6 when i got there at 9:50
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wicked#6
Posted: 9/2/03 at 6:28pm
They say that all the books are amazing.
...this is wrong on so many levels... Diane Lane in "Must Love Dogs" "If you have poo, now is the time to fling it" -- The Monkey's from Madagascar
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re: wicked#7
Posted: 9/2/03 at 6:37pm
Read the book shortly after hearing about the show being planned, and all I can say is wow. With such a great composer, 2 outstanding leading ladies, and this amazing story, this show should blow the roof off the Gershwin!!!
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re: re: wicked#8
Posted: 9/2/03 at 6:51pm
I thought the book was "awesome".
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re: re: re: wicked#9
Posted: 9/3/03 at 8:49am
Sambaflora...
What do you mean by "vocal lashings from the two lead broads"?
Blah...
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re: re: re: wicked#10
Posted: 9/3/03 at 8:49am
Sambaflora...
What do you mean by "vocal lashings from the two lead broads"?
Blah...
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re: re: re: wicked#11
Posted: 9/3/03 at 8:49am
Sambaflora...
What do you mean by "vocal lashings from the two lead broads"?
Blah...
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re: re: re: re: wicked#12
Posted: 9/3/03 at 9:42am
I would recommend you read the book, mostly because many who saw the California production asked questions on other message boards about the meaning of the set design, some of the symbolism, etc...and they were things that were obvious to those that read the book. (Not to say those that didn't read will be lost...I'm just going by the questions people raised after seeing the show.)

The book is enjoyable, and I loved it. That's saying a lot because I don't typically read fiction. I have been told though that the musical doesn't much follow the book -- just captures some of the main plot lines. So I don't think you'll spoil too much by reading either.
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re: re: re: re: re: wicked#13
Posted: 9/3/03 at 10:24pm
UGGG, I speant my entire paycheck within 2 hours of cashing it (lol I'm a shop-a-holic, I admit that). Now I have to wait 2 weeks until I can purchase Wicked tickets. re: re: re: re: re: wicked Sad thing is, I went "Window Shopping" today, and already speant over $300 in my head for my next check. re: re: re: re: re: wicked
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