When I suggested to a couple of girlfriends in October 2010 that we should catch Wicked - the Broadway Musical (Australia)
while they were in Brisbane, we excitedly booked for the 2nd night of their run and waited in sweet anticipation for the day to arrive.
However the Brisbane flood threw all that out the window and for awhile, we anxiously waited to see if the show would be extended or our tickets would be refunded. Thankfully the show was able to extend into March and the staff at QPAC were lovely enough to call us to rearrange new seats at a new timeslot for us.
And it was an absolutely blast! I was totally blown away by the sets and costumes. So much detail and atmosphere was created to bring to life this other world, where animals talk and magic is real.
And the performances! Gosh, G(a)linda (Lucy Durrack) and Elphaba (Jemma Rix) were phenomenal. I wondered if they would match up to the original Broadway duo, Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, and you know what? I think there are parts when Jemma and Lucy rocked Wicked harder. I actually found myself adoring the ditzier blonder Glinda Jemma plays, even though her self-serving actions and chipmunk voice could've been enough to grate my nerves like nails on a chalkboard.
If you're still
debating about catching it, just grab tickets and go see it. It's a musical you wouldn't regret seeing.