New York City is KNOWN for many things. Places like Central Park, American Girl, The Statue of Liberty, The Natural History Museum, and Broadway are important to NYC. As a matter of fact, when I went to NYC, I went to ALL of them- Statue of Liberty was only seen at a distance. What made the trip special was being with my mom. So, what is my favorite musical that is currently still on Broadway?
Wicked- Seen 5x
Originally seen August 2006 on Broadway as a date with my mom. Little did I know that when I stepped foot in The Gershwin Theater, “I would be changed for good”. Wicked truly was the start of my love for musical theatre. It taught me some very important aspects of musicals that would become important later on in the journey. I learned about emotional connection- through Elphaba, Glinda, and Fiyero (most notably Elphaba). I even discovered the complex and emotional side of musicals because of Wicked- as in BOTH plot and characters. Even first picked up on love triangles for the first time. So the core emotions that existed belonged to excitement, love, joy, and sad
So, why would I be drawn to Wicked so much? For starters, I see myself in Elphaba- she was one of the first characters I could recognize as being “different”, which is something I can easily relate to. The musical is about a powerful and beautiful bond of two best friends- Elphaba and Glinda. In my opinion, the love triangle helps strengthen the friendship (can’t say why due to risk of “spoilers“)- Wicked actually is home to my favorite love triangle due to its level of complexity and being the first one I emotionally bonded with. Everything about the musical feels OZian- you truly feel transported to OZ when you see it