I went to see Wicked yesterday at the Oriental Theater with relatives. The whole thing was beautifully done, with a dragon above the curtain line, gears and wheels not just to move set pieces, but also as set pieces, lighting effects of all sorts, well choreographed dances and so on. The music was fun, and the story was well told. I was a bit surprised that it ended with things so happy and perfect, but happy rather than sad is a good thing.
The other part of the evening that was just as fun in a different way was the restuarant beforehand. We shared food and talked, and the girls made origami hats out of the second set of clean napkins that were brought out. They wore them for a picture. It was nice to catch up with them.
So, yay for theater and for family.