21.10.2006 - 21.10.2006
Adam and I had a wonderful night last night, but I'll start at the beginning. We went to the box office at the Victoria Theatre to get tickets for Wicked that evening. On our way home we stopped at a couple stores to go clothes shopping. We took the tube to Selfridges first, which is this big department store. They had a food depertment inside with an American food section. Oh how I miss Kraft Mac & Cheese! Alas, they were charging £4 a box. We also tracked down the location of Sergio's restaurant, just for future reference.
Next we stopped in H&M, where we both bought something. I kept picking out clothes that I wanted to try on and Adam would wince. He made me try on this shirt that I ended up buying. I said I liked it, but I wouldn't have picked it out myself. Adam retorted "I know, that's why I told you to try it on." Then we played this game where I went around the store asking Adam if I could wear this or that accessory with my new shirt. He was so helpful that I resolved to take him with me every time I go shopping for clothes. We stopped in Top Shop on our way home as well. They were having a sale, but the racks had already been picked over and both of us forgot how crowded it gets there on the weekend.
Anyway, we saw Wicked that night and it was spectactular. Idina Menzel was amazing! She won a Tony for her part as Elphaba when the musical first opened on Broadway. She's here for the London opening, until January, I think. We were so lucky to see her! The rest of the cast was great too, especially Glinda. I had the songs stuck in my head all night. The beginning was cheesy and I was afraid that I wouldn't like it, but it quickly picked up. There were some things that they left out from the book, and, if I'm remembering correctly, they made a massive change to the end. They did a great job for an adaption, though. The set was awesome, as well. They had a giant metal dragon puppet above the stage, which wasn't explained, but it looked really cool. I still can't get over how amazing Idina Menzel was, though. She was the best part of the show, by far. If you're thinking about going, go. It's the best show I've seen since I've been here and I'm recommending it to everyone.