Wicked - First National Tour: Chicago, Illinois (January 7, 2011) *Evening*
Marissa Lupp (u/s Glinda), Kevin McMahon (Witch’s Father/Ozian Official), Sterling Masters (Witch’s Mother), Renee Lawless-Orsini (Midwife), Mariand Torres (s/b Elphaba), Stefanie Brown (Nessarose), Justin Brill (Boq), Barbara Robertson (temp. Madame Morrible), Paul Slade Smith (Doctor Dillamond), Richard H. Blake (Fiyero), Gene Weygandt (temp. The Wizard Of Oz), Dominic Giudici (Chistery), Penelope Armstead-Williams (Ensemble), Rick Desloge (Ensemble), Luis Augusto Figueroa (Ensemble), Napoleon W. Gladney (Ensemble), Corey Mach (Ensemble), Adam Sanford, Carla Stickler (Ensemble), Brandon Tyler (Ensemble), Jessica Walker (Ensemble), Bud Weber (Ensemble), Betsy Werbel (Ensemble), Sunny L. Yokoyama (Ensemble), Lauren Ashley Zarkin (Ensemble).
This was my second time seeing the show. It was so much fun. It was a trip with my Boy Scout Troop (yes, I’m in Boy Scouts). I arranged the whole trip by myself. We took the train to get there and that was interesting. When we got there Mariand Torres and Marissa Lupp were on for Elphaba and Glinda. At first I was disappointed because I really wanted to see Jackie and Chandra. Our seats were second to last row at the left of the balcony. The show was really good. Mariand was so awesome. She had some Broadway vibrato, and pop star singer in her. Don’t forget her flawless acting. Her “Feeling Things I’ve Never Felt” riff was stellar! After "Defying Gravity" I was like OMG. Marissa was really good too. Her wand twirl was so funny during the cat fight. It was also nice to see Barbra and Gene back in their roles again. I would give the show a 9/10.
I was unable to stage door because the adults wanted to take an earlier train back home! :(
This was my second vlog. Its a bit better, but its still a little messy: