Thursday night I was lucky enough to head downtown to the Keller Auditorium to see Wicked. This is a broadway show that I have had on my bucket list for years and finally I was able to cross it off last week. The show was simply spectacular and I wish that I had time to go see it once more before it leaves Portland (the show is here until 8/23!)
While this show has been on my bucket list I honestly didn’t know much about the actual show beyond the fact that it has to do with the witches from The Wizard of Oz and that everyone I know who has seen it has given it a raving review. Honestly I’m glad I wasn’t familiar with the show because it was wonderful to watch the story unfold for the first time. For those of you who are curious the show tells the back story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch. I won’t give anymore away you’ll have to go see it to find out more.
The acting was incredible, the singing beautiful and the set was incredibly impressive. One thing that surprised me about the show was how funny it was. The show flowed perfectly and it had perfect audience cues as to when it was one should laugh or clap. I actually felt like the show just didn’t feel live because it was just so well done. If I wasn’t sitting there watching it myself I would have thought I was watching a movie. Simply amazing.
I am so happy to cross this off my bucket list but I have actually added it again but this time to go as a family once the littles are big enough to sit through a long show. So glad my first Portland Broadway experience was such a positive one and I can’t wait to return for another show.
Don’t worry you can still get tickets to this wonderful show and it is here until August 23, 2015.
Disclaimer: I received two complimentary tickets to this show. I was not required to right a review. As always all opinions are my own and I truly loved this show.