Happy Tuesday everyone! Tonight Michael and I are going to see Wicked!! I am so excited. Michael got me the tickets as a Christmas present which I discovered early (scroll down for that story)
I saw Wicked in High School when our neighbor’s brother’s girlfriend got a cold and had to give up her ticket last minute. I didn’t actually know our neighbors very well but I essentially went with them and their whole family as a total stranger. I and my neighbor’s goth brother sat in the nosebleeds where he spent most of the play on his phone making a bored face, meanwhile I am literally bouncing out of my seat with awe and excitement. I spent the next 6 weeks incessantly singing the sound track.
I expect to have a similar experience. Sorry, Michael.
So naturally, we have two vignettes to represent our main characters. Meet Glinda:
Obviously this one is very feminine, vibrant, and playful, with a pink-yellow color palette. I am blown away by that chair from Blu Dot! (get it? Blown away!). I knew this vignette would have pink in it but I didn’t want it to hit you in the face.
Next up: Elphaba
I am so excited about that monkey sconce! The print from Artfully walls is also eerily perfect for an Elphaba inspired vignette. This one has a much more traditional-industrial vibe with a black and emerald color scheme.
Notice that both vignettes feature that awesome rug from CB2. This is to prove an itty bitty point, that the same item can look drastically different from one room to the next. I also thought it was sort of a sappy ode to the friendship of Glinda and Elphaba.
Okay, now for promised story: I heard on the radio that Wicked was coming to Indy and of course I suggested to Michael that we go. “hmmm, I don’t know, its a bit expensive right now…” I had pretty much expected this, as things were tight with Christmas coming up so I said to myself that someday I would see it, and I didn’t think about it again.
A few weeks later we were going to watch a show before bed and Michael started pulling up Netflix on his laptop. I was only half paying attention to the screen and even though he hurriedly exited the screen, the words “Wicked:” and “tickets” and “print” settled somewhere in my mind.
Me: “Honey, were those tickets for Wicked?”
Him: “Hmm? Oh yeah, I was just doing a little research but its too expensive..”
Michael isn’t very good at lying. The tone of his voice and the little “Hmm?” beforehand always gives him away! Its pretty cute. I started squealing with delight and laughing uncontrollably. Michael got a half disappointed-half happy look on his face and sheepishly brought out the tickets 2 weeks before he wanted to give them to me.
So now, after what feels like an eternity, we are finally seeing Wicked! This will be Michael’s first broadway play (he knows nothing about the plot other than its about The Wizard of Oz)
Follow along on my Instagram stories tonight for the before and after (not during the play, obviously!)