Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Did anyone see the recent SciFi Mini Series "TinMan"? It's another take on the Wizard of Oz and was quite well produced and imaginative. I can remember reading the Baum books as a child, the old store house being my favorite place to read back then. The advent of the little portable radio allowed me to take my music with me. I love music and like a lot of women I love musicals. I was so excited to hear that the Broadway play "Wicked" was coming to Charlotte and already envisioned the tickets in my hand, one for me, one for Good Sister and one for Evil Sister. The three of us out on the town, dinner first, the play second. The long ride home discussing the action, the music, the players. For his birthday in February, I was planning on giving Mac (WTHF) a free day. No me begging him to go do something he hates (like go to musicals) when I have two perfectly good pals to do it with, he could go fishing or over to his buddy's place and drink beer and watch football or whatever it is men do when they find themselves unsupervised. I was hearing the music to "Wicked" in my mind and reviewing what I knew about it. ...ES has already seen it...she actually saw it on Broadway (Evil Sister rules) and through some miracle talked her better half (anyone called Evil Sister has to have a Better Half, so henceforth, he will be known as BH) into going with her. His "it was pretty good" was grudgingly given, men don't want to admit that they like Musicals unless there's a cowboy a horse and a schoolmarm involved. (Altho after Brokeback Mountain, WTHF doens't seem to enjoy a Cowboy movie like he once did. And he didn't even see it...he just heard what the plotline was and that was that). So, here I am planning a big day for the girls...and then I get the news. "Wicked" is sold out. The show is over a month away, and it's sold out. It's unbelieveable. Is Hannah Montana the star? When should I have tried for the tickets and for crying out loud, how much would I have been paying for them? I shudder to think. Maybe being sold out turned out to be a good thing after all...at least for my wallet.