Last week I was blessed enough to see the Broadway musical Wicked for the first time… twice! I’d wanted to see it since it debuted ages ago and I’m so happy I finally got to see it. Wicked was EXCELLENT!! The sets, wigs, costumes, songs, acting – it was all incredible. I’m so happy I watched “The Wizard of Oz” (for the first time in probably 25 years) the night before seeing Wicked for the first time because it help set the stage for the musical.
My fiance bought front row center seats for his daughter, himself and me and then his daughter and I went again a few days later and also had incredible seats. We only planned on going once, but Dale donated $20 to Broadway Cares and tossed his name in for the raffle for the grand prize. At the end of each run of a musical in a particular city, one solo winner’s name is pulled from a bucket. That winner gets to have a walk-on role on stage in Wicked! Well, after Wednesday night’s show, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), drew my fiance’s name from the bucket and he won the grand prize!! He got to be on stage three times; Elphaba mentioned his name twice after the show and he got to take a bow with the cast!! His daughter and I got to watch from our seats and afterwards we were treated to a set tour; dressing room and costume & wig room tours; any questions we had about the production were answered by the friendly stage manager; we got to take some photos; and Elphaba (Mamie Parris) signed a glossy photo of herself for Dale’s daughter!! It was a very special evening – one that none of us will ever forget.
To commemorate his very special Broadway debut, I made Dale a card that resembled the program and promotional poster for the musical. I started with a white cardstock base and added a piece of 4.25″ x 5.5″ black card stock to cover the front. Then I created the illusion of Elphaba and Glinda by adding shapes from green, pink and white cardstock I cut by hand. I used some pens and colored pencils to fill in the faces and add shading to Glinda’s hand and face, and it came together more quickly than I expected. I was so excited to give him this card and he loved it!
Here’s a picture of Dale with Elphaba and Glinda (played by the hilarious & lovely Alli Mauzey) right after the show! Sorry for the zombie eyes – the set was really dark back there. That’s The Great Oz behind them.
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