Cultured Skirts

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Every time a commercial comes on for Wicked here in Chicago, my mother sighs quietly and makes mention of the fact that she'd really like to see it. My mom doesn't pine for very many things, so it always takes me by surprise. A few years ago, my father and brother and I pooled our resources and bought her a Bose radio, the only other thing I can remember her wanting this badly.

Two months ago, I sat down at my computer and scoured the internet for Christmas gift ideas for my mother, and I came up empty-handed. I gave up and went to go watch House Hunters or What Not to Wear or some other quality television program with my mother, when (lo and behold!) an advertisement for Wicked popped on to the screen. The light bulb went off, the idea was hatched, yada yada.

So on Christmas morning, I got to watch my mother's eyes light up whilst she opened a tiny little Godiva box. Inside, I had stashed an I.O.U. of sorts for two tickets to see Wicked on the night of her choosing. I thought she and my dad could go share a romantic evening out and about.

Instead, she said she really wanted to share the experience with moi. Hence, I regret to inform you, dear internet, that I will not be sharing snow goon pictures (or sock monkey pictures) tonight. My sincerest apologies, but I will be way too busy pretending to be cultured enough to go watch a musical with my mother in downtown Chicago. (Wish me luck!)

jamie

jamie

I've been wanting to see Wicked for like 8000 years! Have fun!

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

I wish this would remember my personal info...

ANYWHO, I wish I could go. It sounds really good. heh

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

jamie - GO SEE IT NOW. It was awesome!

Jeremiah - I wish it would remember any personal info. I'm upgrading to Movable Type 4 in the next few weeks, so that should hopefully resolve the issue. Hurrah!

ANYWHO, I'm still bummed that I had to miss swing dancing to go (although I certainly had an excellent time with my mother). Hope your Friday night was a blasty-blast, too!

Justin Williams

Justin Williams

I saw it last year in Chicago. It was good, although the usher asked to see my ticket (and everyone around me) at least 20 times.

Rachel

Rachel

oooh, i hope you loved it!! wicked is one of my favorites ever! :o)

xo

d

d

this was a really, really cute post. and i'm glad you enjoyed the show...i need to go see it.


Thursday's Child

Thursday's Child

I saw it in Dallas last summer. It was spectacular! I hope the show in Chicago was equally good.

Rachelskirts

Rachelskirts

Justin Williams - Yeah, the ushers were generally kinda not the coolest people ever. Thankfully, the show totally made up for it.

Rachel - It rocked my socks clear off, for sure. :) I just hope nobody asks what my favorite part was. I don't think I could choose!

d - Yes, you really do. After you get through the auto show and the art museum, go see Wicked. You won't regret it. I promise.

Thursday's Child - For the sake of "keeping it real" (because I'm apparently turning into Ree?), let me just say that I snickered out loud when I read that. The Chicagoan in me couldn't help but be tickled by the idea of a show in Dallas somehow being better than a show here. Anyway, yes it was spectacular.