"Wicked" and I have been in the same city several times; but our paths had never crossed.
I'm not really a Broadway musical person -- so this was never my first pick from performances to watch when visiting New York.
I think "Wicked" was also ongoing once when I was in London -- but London has the most amazing theater landscape and so Wicked went further down in my priority list in this city.
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THE BEST PLACE FOR THEATER
When I'm in London, I try to see a play almost every single day.
When I have to go to dinner and therefore can't book an evening performance in the West End, I go to a matinee.
That's how crazy I am about the theater, that I have to go every single day that I'm in London.
THE RITZ IS PERFECT
And this is why I like staying at The Ritz.
It's a lovely, quintessentially English hotel, and it's a short walk to the West End.
So when Wicked first came on, I didn't even bother to try to get tickets. I wasn't too interested and I was going to be away for most of the time of its performances anyway.
A LONG TIME IN COMING
But a few days ago, the stars aligned.
Someone had tickets and I was free on my last night in Manila before getting on another airplane for another never-ending Travelife -- so I found myself watching Wicked.
A TRULY ENJOYABLE EVENING
What an enjoyable musical this is, and what an incredibly talented cast is performing this show for just one week more.
Go see it. It was such a wonderful way to spend a last evening in Manila.
MY FAVORITE SONG
And some of the songs will forever be in my head.
I especially love the song "Defying Gravity." What a picker-upper of a song this is.
These certainly make me feel like I have a front-row seat at the theater again.
Living a never-ending Travelife, of course...