I absolutely love music! I have a friend who is just about to graduate with a music composition degree, and every time I hear one of his pieces, I'm awestruck. Some people feel God in nature, or in art, but I feel him through music---for sure! I realize that "musicals" are not necessary an outlet of God's glory, however, I feel like they have a lot of soul! I'm amazed by the talents shown in musicals: the instruments, the song-writing, the VOICES!! I had never been to a legit Broadway show, until last night.
Nick surprised me with Wicked tickets about a month ago! I have been overcoming some life issues, and he wanted to reward my progress and hard work. I was SO excited! I've been on cloud 9 ever since.
We got all dressed up and had a fabulous night planned! It was almost like the world was out to get us at first. We forgot the camera (had to use my phone), didn't bring cash for parking, got lost, were the ONLY ones not wearing a hoodie and/or crocs (seriously Illinois? You're not even trying to improve my view of you), Bdubs had an hour wait (my restaurant of choice... over the steakhouse... I love me some wings), and the Russian-looking man in front of me blocked a lot of the performance with his head. All of those things seemed trivial to the joy that came when the curtain was raised! I was GLOWING! I felt like a little kid again. I smiled most of the show, cried the rest of the time. It was so wonderful! The orchestra blew my mind, the voices sounded spot-on to the original actors, and the quality time with the hubby was priceless. :)
I have a feel this will not be the last Broadway show for the Georges. :)
Even though it was after 1am when we got home... we managed to get a shot of the residual excitement!