Wicked

Posted: January 8, 2009 in Family and Friends

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I always do something special with Erica for her birthday, but seeing as she’ll be in Mississippi and I’ll be in California come March, I decided to give her an early present yesterday. We went to the historic Pantages Theatre in Hollywood to see Wicked: The Musical. It was awesome.

We drove down Sunset Boulevard on the way, through Bel Air and Beverly Hills, and stopped for a little window shopping on Rodeo Drive. But since we couldn’t afford any windows, we took a few pictures instead.

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Of course, we checked out the handprints and footprints in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

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And the stars on the Walk of Fame.

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Eventually, we had dinner at Mel’s Drive-In – not the original from the movie, American Graffiti, but a direct descendant. Turns out to be a surprisingly affordable and tasty place to eat dinner in Hollywood. Finally, we made our way to Pantages for our show.

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My three favorite things about the show itself:
#1: Megan Hilty as Glinda. She was incredibly funny.
#2: The “Defying Gravity” number just before intermission. I hate to say that the entire second act was anti-climactic, but after such an amazing ending, how could it not be?
#3: The storyline. Let me just say that if we can imagine the Wicked Witch of the West as a real person worth loving underneath it all that the message of Jesus has a fighting chance.

Of course, my favorite part of the day was spending it with Erica. And that she seemed to enjoy it, too.

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Comments
  1. jsturgeon says:

    Another memory you have made with one of your girls. When you started this little “father/daughter” date ten years ago I never imagined the adventures you and Erica (and now Hillary) would have. They will always remember those times with you. I love you for being the father you are!

  2. alsturgeon says:

    You’re making me blush. 🙂

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