I cannot believe that it is already time for another Sunday Synopsis! This week has been a fairly decent week that was topped off by a brilliant show based on one of my favorite books . . . but I will come back to that in a moment! Let's do a quick wrap-up from this last week first . . .
- Review: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
- The Awesomeness of Armchair BEA
- Fairy Tale Fridays Explores Latin American Tales with The Mother of the Jungle
And, here's a quick peak at what I'm hoping to post in the week to come . . .
- The Stand Read-A-Long Wrap-Up
- My Book Addiction
- Choose My Next Adventure
- Monthly Wrap-Up
- Review: Only in New York Darling! by Virginie Sommet
- Fairy Tale Fridays: An American Tale, Johnny Appleseed
- Sunday Synopsis: July 4, 2010 . . . An Independence Edition!
Now, let's get on to my *BIG* news for the week . . . Last night, my hubby and I went out on a big date, actually in honor of an early anniversary celebration. We went to an amazing dinner and then hit the theatre for my much anticipated show of Wicked! The original Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire is one of my all time favorite books. (I hope to re-read the book soon and will review it with much more gusto and detail in the future!) Ever since I heard the news that this book was going to be performed on Broadway, I knew that I wanted to one day attend the show. I was so excited to finally get the chance!
Wicked: The Musical was filled with amazing talent, a rainbow of colors, and beautiful displays! I was covered in goosebumps during multiple scenes, sitting in awe at seeing one of my favorite pieces of literature come to life. The actresses who played Elphaba and Galinda (Glinda) were simply brilliant! The voices and music were wonderful! In fact, I am tempted to go out and buy a copy of the soundtrack this week! All in all, it was a fabulous show that I would return to again and again . . . BUT, probably not with my husband!! One time is enough for him, unfortunately for me!
For those that have not yet seen the musical, I would highly recommend it to any and all ages! The difference between the musical and the book is that the musical is much more family-friendly! However, it does not get into some of the "deep" issues that the book delves into . . . a down-side, but one that I will happily live with!
Wicked will be bringing me a natural high all week! And, I'm going to need it!! What are you looking forward to this week?
I'm glad that you loved Wicked! I haven't seen it yet but my sister loves it (however she hated the darkness of the book).ReplyDelete
Kristen M. . . . It was truly amazing! I really liked the book . . . but I do tend to like the dark side of things at times! I guess I'm just a bit morbid! :)ReplyDelete
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Glad you enjoyed it. My husband and I loved it too. I read but the book, but so long ago that I don't remember much about it.ReplyDelete
That must have been such a great experience to see! The only musical I have ever seen was Tommy and it sort of scared me away from them. Still, the I loved the book Wicked and the other one that I can't think of the name of right now...ReplyDelete
J. Kaye . . . Thank you so much again!! I will be posting about it next week in my Sunday Synopsis!! :)ReplyDelete
carolsnotebook . . . I've read the book quite a few times and am thinking of another re-read soon!!
Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com . . . This is only my second musical and it is by far my favorite! The first was on my first anniversary and we went to Beauty and the Beast. As for the books, are you think Son of a Witch?