Thursday, October 23, 2008

The I-just-wrote-285-words-and-deserve-a-break post

Last night I took Jess to see Wicked for her birthday. Our favourite line was obviously "Unhold the green woman" but the more I say it in my mind the more I am absolutely sure that is not what they said. But they did, didn't they? (Also, now I wrote munchkin so many times I am starting to doubt that is what they're called. I just had this flashback to a Shirley Temple movie - the one where she dances with the sailors? how random...) The show was spectacular. Go see it. There were a few things that I found...strange.

Numero Uno: The cast was Australian (logically), yet they spoke in American accents (unlogically). And some of them struggled, which made it all the more strange. One dude walked on set by accident, I believe he thought he was playing Gilbert Blythe in the PEI musical of Anne of Green Gables (Canadian accent and ALL!) only to find that he was in a strange love triangle with a green woman with anger problems and a blonde pop-u-lar girl...let's say it together now...That's Awkward.

Numero B: Only one of the munchkin males was wearing a skirt. All or nothing people. Unless they were standing up for cross dressing munchkin rights in which case party on, city of Oz, party on. Otherwise, necessary?

Thirdly: In the end, the munchkins and fair folk of Oz get all angry at the Wicked Witch and start rioting (ie singing angrily) which everyone enjoys. They were all brandishing "weapons" an Ozian pitchfork for example. Or in one case, what I am pretty sure was a Menorah . You know to rub it in the Wicked Witch's face that they have oil that will burn for 8 days (AND NIGHTS) plus the potato genius that is the latke and what does she have? Flying Monkeys, lame.

5 comments:

  1. oooh i'm going to see it next week. i'm excited. (well i was excited before but it's nice to know someone i know recommends it!)

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  2. "...One dude walked on set by accident, I believe he thought he was playing Gilbert Blythe in the PEI musical of Anne of Green Gables (Canadian accent and ALL!) only to find that he was in a strange love triangle with a green woman with anger problems and a blonde pop-u-lar girl..."

    You know how my things can go horribly wrong with the visuals in my head?

    Yeah, my head just exploded.

    LOL!

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  3. R - Be excited! it's awesome.

    Burn - Apologies. I've tried to keep head explosions done this week (that's what she said...Gawd I'm funny).

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  4. No no NO! It was "Unhand the Green Woman!". Obviously changing the entire meaning of the sentence. He did sound Canadian though, eh?

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  5. "the potato genius that is the latke."
    Bah, hahaha-- I'm obviously laughing.
    Totally hilarious.
    I wonder if your non-jewish readers get that?

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