I saw the incredible "WICKED" last night at Whitney Hall in Louisville and it was quite amazing. So witty, creative, and imaginative. The "Wicked" Witch, Elphaba, was portrayed by the very beautiful and talented Donna Vivino. She was perfect. Her voice is strong and appealing. Her credits include the young Cosette in the original Les Miserables. She was simply, perfectly, WICKED in WICKED!
Her performance has made me doubt my all time favorite Muppet. She makes being green look easy.
Everything about the show was just right. The mood of the audience was lighthearted and festive. All were easy to laugh and really enjoyed the show. The cast spot on in each act. They never missed a beat and were full of energy and spunk. Each wardrobe change topped the last. And THE music. What to say about the music? It was remarkably poignant at times and sensibly silly at others. The orchestra? Flawless.
And those flyin' monkeys... well... I didn't cry like a baby each time they appeared, but I did scrunch down in my seat and shield my eyes... twice, only twice.
I give WICKED a perfect score!
WICKED is Sparkly Fun for Friends and Family and Life is Good!