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Idina's final Wicked performance!

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Idina's final Wicked performance!#1
Posted: 12/30/06 at 5:44am
Break a leg Idina! We all adore you!
I can't believe her run is finally coming to an end.
She will play her last show tonight at the Apollo Victoria Theater.

If anyone gets to see it, please post a review! Idina's final Wicked performance!
Now all I see are cute boys with short haircuts in a maze of their own...
Updated On: 12/30/06 at 05:44 AM
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#2
Posted: 12/30/06 at 4:47pm
I didn't see her last performance but i was at the matinee earlier. She was amazing as per usual, completely flawless! Before One Short Day rather than saying "come with me to the Emerald City", she replaced it with 'New York City'. Of course the audience went crazy! A hell of a lot of Wicked/Idina fans were packed in this afternoon so tonight will most likely be even more so. It will be such a shame to see her go but nevertheless i'm looking forward to seeing what Kerry has to offer.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#2
Posted: 12/31/06 at 5:52am
There was no messing around at the evening show apart from a few corpsing moments...it was an amazing show though.

She may be over hyped and not as good (IMHO) as Kerry but she is fantastic. She doesn't over riff, even on her last show and stays true to the score.

I'm very lucky to have seen her.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#3
Posted: 12/31/06 at 1:46pm
i was there last night, and it was one of the most amazing nights in the theatre I have experienced. no messing around, ad-libs, or pranks, but a lot of visible and palpable emotion from Idina, Helen, and the rest of the cast. Helen could barely sing during "For Good" - she spoke most of her lines through the tears that were running down her face.

Idina's performance on her last night was amazing - and her voice was in great form. She held the last few notes of "Defy Gravity" for an extra couple of beats, and her "No Good Deed" was probably the best I have ever heard (from her, or from anyone else).

Helen gave a great, detailed, heartfelt, and touching speech at the curtain call. It's clear she'll be missed by everyone at the Apollo Victoria.

Idina was visibly moved throughout the show, and was in tears at the curtain.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#4
Posted: 12/31/06 at 9:06pm
If anyone happened to *preserve* the show, please PM me!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#5
Posted: 1/1/07 at 8:02am
PM me too!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#6
Posted: 1/1/07 at 11:25am
me too please!!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#7
Posted: 1/1/07 at 1:17pm
N me plz!!!!!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#8
Posted: 1/1/07 at 1:21pm
AND MEEEEEEEE!!!!!
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Posted: 1/1/07 at 1:31pm
Why not just PM everyone on the board? ^_^

(Including me! re: Idina's final Wicked performance!)
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#10
Posted: 1/1/07 at 2:22pm
^And me!

Helen's speech at the curtain call was just wonderful. So sweet and heartfelt.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#11
Posted: 1/1/07 at 4:54pm
Her curtain call speech was really wonderful, and it actually endeared her to me.

I have seen Helen's performance twice, and although she was significantly stronger in the part the second time around (which was Saturday night), I still felt she was the weakest of the five Glindas I have seen.

Her curtain call speech last night, though, was definitely sweet and heartfelt. By the end, I actually had a stronger impression of her than I did from just the two performances I saw.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#12
Posted: 1/1/07 at 7:41pm
Helen's speech made me cry. I didn't think I'd leave the theatre crying, and I never felt the need to during the actual performance (well, maybe a little bit in The Wizard and I, for some reason), but her words were so simple and heartfelt they really moved me. Even tonight people were telling her what a great speech she'd made!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#13
Posted: 1/2/07 at 12:33am
It was really beautiful. Did you see the show tonight? What was it like? It must've been wierd for everyone not to have Idina there...
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#14
Posted: 1/2/07 at 6:39am
There's a vid of Helen's speech on YouTube -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xljwh_GmHgo

I've been lucky enough to see the London production twice, but wish I could have been there for Idina's final show...
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#15
Posted: 1/2/07 at 7:25am
So touching. It really shows that they were such a close pair and that she will be truly missed. Cant wait to see it in Feb!!
Goodbye Idina!! Hope you come back to West end very soon!! ( hopefully in Rent lol)
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#16
Posted: 1/2/07 at 9:54am
I totally agree. Idina will be very much missed in the role. This may be the last time ever that she will play Elpheba, which is a great shame. I wish her all the best for the future and hope that she will be back over here ASAP in a bigger and better role (if possible).

But at the same time I am really looking forward to seein Kerry Ellis in the role and seeing her interpretation of the character.
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#17
Posted: 1/2/07 at 12:23pm
to WickedForever2: I didn't get to go last night, but I went to the stage door. There were few people there, which I found kind of sad. I know Idina is a big name, but still, Kerry is really good and deserved a bit more support I'd say? There were actually more people at the stage door when I saw her as a standby and it was even raining that night! Anyway, I'm trying the day queue tomorrow. If for any reason I can't get a ticket for the show, I am trying again Friday!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#18
Posted: 1/2/07 at 12:26pm
Thats sucha shame, ill be there when i go lol!!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#19
Posted: 1/2/07 at 2:35pm
omg i was there and yes her No Good deed was jaw dropping. it was such an incredible performance and For Good was sooooooo poignant.


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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#20
Posted: 1/2/07 at 2:51pm
Whish I was there for her last performance seen bits of it, looks memorable for her and the rest of the cast, I wonder if she will be asked to come back in her role? Hope so, Kerry Ellis looks like she has good potential for this part and cant wait to see her in February.
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Posted: 1/22/07 at 1:34am
PM me, please!
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re: Idina's final Wicked performance!#22
Posted: 1/29/07 at 6:22am
I LOVE when she says "I'm not finished yet"
Now all I see are cute boys with short haircuts in a maze of their own...