November 10, 2007

Wicked



After taking an official tour of MIT (which I've never done before, it was quite fun) I got back to the dorm and crashed. Then, I created a search party and set out to find the second red chair. After an exhaustive search to no avail we returned to the dorm to relax for the rest of the night. As I sat in the floor lounge, munching on french fries, watching somebody play video games, a friend ran in.

"Does anybody want to go to Wicked? We have an extra ticket and we're leaving right now"
"Alright"

So, that's how I ended up seeing a Broadway musical tonight. Funny how things work like that! We took the T into Boston, got some food at Quiznos (my second dinner for the evening) and headed to the Opera House.

I was a bit skeptic, and here's why. Wicked has what is typically described as a cult following, but in this case the cult consists of the entire East Coast. I'm not a big conformer, especially when something is THIS popular, but at the same time, it's a Friday night, I'm with friends, and it's Broadway, you kinda have to go. So, I went, and I have to say, I was very impressed.

If you haven't seen Wicked, I'd recommend going if you have the chance. Just tell the non-conformist side of you to shut up for a bit and enjoy, you will enjoy it (even just the lighting is amazing).

So yeah, that's all, I just wanted to share that Wicked was very fun, and if you go to college in Boston you can do fun stuff like this too! That's why you should go to school in Boston/Cambridge. There are a bunch of colleges here, just take your pick!

5 comments:

harrison said...

Wicked is AWESOME. And I found everything out about the red chairs on my way home from BC tonight ask me about it sometime.

Anonymous said...

yeah cause theres no theaters in any other college town..

Hunter '11 said...

Wicked is amazing! I've seen it 3 or 4 times. I love it.

START SPOILERS

There's a chair in a tree near the medical building.

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What're the chairs about?

Paige said...

I absolutely love the technical stuff, Michael. I went and saw it in Portland last year, and went with some techies I work with at CET. It was brilliant, as were the costumes and the music. Now you see why it is so popular, huh?!?!

I loved how they changed out the back of the set with different things while the show was going on…its all automated and amazing. I bought the “Grimmerie” which is the guide to the show and gives a whole background on the stage design.

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