November 14, 2008

Wicked good!

Sorry it took so long. It's so hard to get back into the swing of things after a whirlwind weekend. And the fact that I don't have all my old stuff (like 12,000 pictures) transfered into my new and improved mac... I'm dealing. Brother is busy and I will be a patient recipient of an updated system (and all the adobe stuff one could ever dream of....)

The highlight of our trip was definitely seeing Wicked (and then the real wicked people of LA :)

I even got to go with some of my favorite people!
I can't even put into words how much I loved this musical. he only other  musical I've seen was Mamma Mia. But this was tops. I snuck a couple pics inside the Pantages Theatre. 

This is the ceiling of the Pantages Theatre. It was so beautiful in real life!

The stage before the show started. The visuals were amazing, as were the costumes and lighting and .... everything!
But not during the show. I love the meaning behind everything in Wicked. Are some BORN Wicked or do their circumstances create it?  I laughed - Glenda was so amazingingly annoying and talented. She even got Elfaba to break character and laugh - 2x! I cried - but that's not new.

When we got out of the theatre, there was the end of a protest up the street. We had to drive by to get to the freeway. It was a little tense for all of us (especially with my brothers Yes on 8 sticker on the back of the car.) 

We made it home, safe and sound, thanks to Samantha and her awesome LA driving! Plus a little hot coco from Starbucks!

I'll give you more details late about the stars we saw.... and hugged! Oh, yeah and the tv set we went on! Got pics of that, too. 


Tristan said...

That looks like so much fun! I am so glad you got to go on vacay to LA!

Never A True Aggie said...

Don and I saw Wicked a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Here is a hint. Don't ever read the book. Ever. It is nothing like the play other then a few plot points. The book was pretty nasty in parts and had all sorts of weird stuff that I think was not very uplifting. I do like the message of the play though.

utmomof5 said...

I get to go see Wicked this spring and now I am even more excited :) Driving in LA takes some serious talent, glad you made it home safe and sound. :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Katie, that is interesting--I was trying to decide whether or not to read it. I have read a few others by him but can't remember the names. I can't remember anything anymore. Hillary--I am loving every detail! Wanna hear more! It was good to see pics of you and your peeps!

HILLARY said...

I don't read anyway ;) I didn't even know it was a book..... I know, I know! But I know IF I ever watch the Wizard of Oz, I will see it TOTALLY differently now!

andrea said...

this is good. good stuff. you deserve a nice treat like this. i'm glad it was everything you hoped it would be.

Jenn said...

Glad you had fun. I am so jealous. I want to see Wicked in the worst way. It is coming to Salt Lake next year so maybe. I did see Lion King 7 years ago where you saw wicked it is such a beautiful theather. I cant wait to hear more about your trip

Janelle said...

Hey Hillary don't worry about the stuffing one. I am really interested in the pumpkin one though.

♥Shally said...

I am so jealous you got pictures in the theater!!

Wierd-- but when we were in Chicago there was a Prop 8 protest just oustide our hotel too... I told Zach we were lucky he wasn't wearing his BYU hat!!

Samantha said...

Wow, I never saw those pictures too cute! I love the one of us driving by the protestors, that shows exactly what it was like!