On Saturday night I got to do something I keep meaning to do more of, but never quite manage – I went to a musical. A big huge production live musical in a theatre: Wicked! I was chuffed to be invited to the opening night, which was on Saturday. I brought John as my plus one, and after a rainy day, the skies cleared and we drove into Melbourne city, parked in our trusty Very Good Parking Spot For Weekends, and did a brisk trot back down the few blocks to the Regent Theatre on Collins St, which had been turned green to celebrate. It looked really good!
The traffic was heavier than usual so we had mere minutes to zoom through the packed foyer and settle in to our seats. I can't even remember the last production I've seen like this – I think it was before I even met John! – so I was pretty excited, even though I'll put my hand up and admit I knew very little about the story of Wicked, and what to expect.
And... it was amazing! From the moment it began it was high energy amazingness. And really good fun. What made it even more enjoyable was that so many of the full-house audience clearly loved the show, and whooped when performers came on, cheered, clapped, laughed – I heard someone singing along a row or two from me at one point! – and were generally so enthusiastic about the whole thing. It was really lovely to see, and to be a part of, as was the standing ovation at the end. There were also a lot of sparkly green outfits in the house!
I was in sparkly green, too. After some umming and ahhing – was sparkly green a yay or a nay? – I was very glad I decide it was, indeed, a yay. I wore my Topshop dark green sequin pencil skirt and a black spotted sheer mesh top (sheer along the arms and shoulders, but solid in the body) I bought from H&M in Paris (ooh get me). I did take some photos of me actually wearing them but I had to change my lens for it, and not only were they at-night-with-the-flash pics, they were blurry, too. Boo. (Babycat wanted to help me take these photographs. Or maybe she wants to wear some sequins, too?)
I am so chuffed I got to see that, and do recommend it. Thank you, Wicked, for an excellent, and different, evening!
Wicked the musical, at Melbourne's Regent Theatre: tickets here. I recommend it!