Monday, September 22, 2008

"WICKED" - We Finally Saw It!

This past Sat night we were able to go down to Hollywood to the Pantages Theater to see "Wicked". We were so excited - we've been talking about wanting to see the show for so long! We got down and parked and had a few hours to waste before the show. We ate at a little place called "Combos" and then tried out "Pinkberry" yogurt. Combos was ok, but the Pinkberry was not like our favorite yogurt shop (NUBI) at all! After our first bite, we all made a yuck face! I guess it was a little too healthy for us all! We had fun going into a vintage/costume shop after the yogurt - it was amazing to see all the old items and costumes they had.

When we got to the theater they were doing the Lottery. I had never heard about it, but it might be something to do some time. They have a limited number of front row orchestra seats for $25. They do it by lottery! I think it picked 6 sets to sell.

The show started at 8:00 pm, so we were all pretty tired by the time it started. I think Kayley might have dozed off for a few minutes, but it was hard to fall asleep with the show going on. It was good and we are waiting for our "Wicked "soundtrack to arrive. I found one on Ebay for about 1/2 the price they were selling them for at the theater. Kayley will be happy to not to have to listen to "Mama Mia!" everyday now! If you haven't seen the show yet, I highly suggest it! Its amazing at how they tie the whole "Wizard of OZ" story together and explain it all!

Check out the Pantages here!

I'm thinking I'm ready for season tickets now! Next year I want to see "Grease", "Mama Mia!", "Dirty Dancing" and "Legally Blonde".

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