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What I’ve discovered in my circle is that people who read the book first, prefer the book.
Reprinted from my Times Union blog.
My wife and I went to see the musical Wicked at the Thursday afternoon matinee on November 8, right after it opened, at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady. We had not seen it before in any iteration, not at Proctors a couple years before, or on Broadway. I wasn’t particularly familiar with the music, aside from Defying Gravity.
All in all, it was WONDERFUL. The performers were great, and the element that really impressed me was lighting.
Michael Eck’s review is about right, though I obviously can’t speak to how much it may become dated.
My wife met me at the theater. She was driving from work with little time to spare,
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