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Just out of curistoty

NomoreDisenyorALW
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Just out of curistoty#0
Posted: 12/8/03 at 1:01pm
I have not Wicked yet, however i read reviwes online and the cricts seem to ethier hate it or be very lukewarm about it, I was just wondering since some people on this website love it, why do the critcs hate it and what's wrong with thier logic?
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re: Just out of curistoty#1
Posted: 12/8/03 at 3:58pm
It has a (mostly) pop score, full of heart-on-your sleeve power ballads many find generic. Its campy humor, embodied by Chenoweth's Glinda, is at times at odds with the central through-line, which is an earnest tale about a misfit who's a combo Carrie White and Jane Goodall. Plus, it turns much of an iconic part of pop culture -- WIZARD OF OZ -- on its ear.

Some people love the blended sensibilities, others find it arch and bloated, trying to be all things to all people. I liked it a lot, and saw it as more ambitious than pandering. But I've grown weary explaining why I enjoyed it, and why the Menzel performance of the (more) compelling character -- and her soaring songs -- move me. It's a personal taste thing. The show satisfied me, and many others, flaws and all. If you're curious: go.
"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Garry Shandling
Updated On: 12/8/03 at 03:58 PM
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re: re: Just out of curistoty#2
Posted: 12/8/03 at 6:23pm
A critic has a different opinion than us...
CCM '10!
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re: re: re: Just out of curistoty#3
Posted: 12/8/03 at 6:50pm
Bwaytheater11: My instincts tell me this show recorded very well. Once the album is out, the much dissed score may get more respect in general. Hope so. I'm personally sick of hearing the term "power ballad" used so pejoratively. Schwartz writes in a pop idiom, whether one likes it or not, a style that is in sync with Holzman's contemporary jargon tinged book.
"I'm a comedian, but in my spare time, things bother me." Garry Shandling
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re: Just out of curistoty#4
Posted: 12/8/03 at 8:49pm
Do you mean "curiosity"?
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re: re: Just out of curistoty#5
Posted: 12/9/03 at 4:32pm
yes i can't spell :)
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re: re: re: Just out of curistoty#6
Posted: 12/10/03 at 12:18am
Yeah, I should've known from the way you spelled your handle... re: re: re: Just out of curistoty