Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Last Sunday, a girlfriend and I boarded a Tri State bus along with 50 other people to go to the Broadway hit called Wicked. Actually, this was the nicest bus I HAVE EVER BEEN ON; clean, roomy, and an excellent driver. This was more like the luxury bus of all buses... The musical was in Des Moines, IA, a three hour drive. This is the story of the 3 witches in the Wizard of Oz BEFORE the whole Dorothy thing, based on the best-selling 1995 novel Wicked: The Live and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. Winner of 20 major awards.
We stopped in Newton, IA for a bite to eat and got to the show about 45 minutes early.
They didn't let us enter the theater for 1/2 hour, but time went fast and it gave us time to stand in line for the restroom.
Then we found our seats in section 7-E. Ohhh, way up there...
It didn't matter though. I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Just a little far from the stage.
The musical was excellent.... The voices were amazing and the story line cute, funny.
Did I mention the voices blew me away! The cast were from New York, Los Angeles, and the leads were AMAZING... many were Broadway veterans.
1 1/2 hour performance, intermission, then another 45 minutes..... Bravo, Bravo.......
(We were not allowed to take pics in the theater, so not much to show ya)
Then on to Jordan Creek Mall for a couple of hours. Shop, eat, whatever. On the bus by 6pm and back home by 8:30pm.
3 hours there, but 2 1/2 back.... hmmmmm....... well, we did stop and eat.... okay, makes more sense.
Anyway, I would do that again in a minute...
Not so expensive when I realized what we got, and I didn't have to drive!


  1. How exciting. I have heard so many wonderful things about that show. I am so glad that you went and had a great time.

  2. Ohh, sounds like fun. At first I thought you stood in line for 12 HOURS but then I reread. Thank goodness it was only a half hour! Still love your pumpkin. So cute!


  3. Good to hear the musical was glorious! The book was a little uncomfortable for me, and I've been curious about the Broadway interpretation.

    I'm so glad you had wonderful fun! That'll carry you for a long time, through the drizzle I see on your weather widget. We are getting freezing rain, 33.8 degrees here. You'd think it would just go ahead and snow!

  4. It sounds like you had alot of fun. It does the body good.