Defying Gravity by Being Wicked

 
The last time I saw anything close to a Broadway musical, I was a little kid, probably in elementary school and we went on a field trip to see South Pacific!!!! To this day, I remember sitting in the plushy seats and watching with wide eyes as the actors danced around the stage and the orchestra played the music. So when I heard that Wicked was coming I decided that no matter what I was going to see it. Even if that meant going alone!! Well I didn't have to because my good blogger friend and fairy-godmother Etta (SparkleNaturallyBeauty) said that she and her friend and now my friend Lori (APositiveCurl) wanted to go as well. We purchased our tickets at least three months early and we patiently waited as July 9th slowly creeped upon us. Finally, July 9th was here and we were more than ready. Etta, Lori, and I entered the theater and by the way the Hobby Center is beautiful and soon the orchestra started playing as the chorus line begun to sing “No One Mourns The Wicked”. From that point on we watched intensely as the story line unfolded.

The last time I saw anything close to a Broadway musical, I was a little kid, probably in elementary school and we went on a field trip to see South Pacific!!!! To this day, I remember sitting in the plushy seats and watching with wide eyes as the actors danced around the stage and the orchestra played the music. So when I heard that Wicked was coming I decided that no matter what I was going to see it. Even if that meant going alone!! Well I didn't have to because my good blogger friend and fairy-godmother Etta (SparkleNaturallyBeauty) said that she and her friend and now my friend Lori (APositiveCurl) wanted to go as well. We purchased our tickets at least three months early and we patiently waited as July 9th slowly creeped upon us. Finally, July 9th was here and we were more than ready. Etta, Lori, and I entered the theater and by the way the Hobby Center is beautiful and soon the orchestra started playing as the chorus line begun to sing “No One Mourns The Wicked”. From that point on we watched intensely as the story line unfolded.

For those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last ten years, Wicked is a Broadway play that tells the story of the witches (Glinda The Good Witch of the North, Eliphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, and NessaRose the Wicked Witch of the East) before Dorothy and Toto flew into town. The story really focuses on Eliphaba aka The Wicked Witch of the West especially how she got that name.  In a lot of ways one could see themselves in each Witch. Eliphaba is misunderstood and has low self-esteem (she feels unlovable) mostly because she’s green so people make assumptions about her, Glenda just wants to be liked by everyone, NessaRose (Eliphaba’s sister and the soon to be Wicked Witch of the East) has never had a chance to live a full life as she is in a wheelchair and just wants to be loved. However, it is Eliphaba’s story that is the most poignant and inspiring, because at some point Eliphaba decides that she really doesn’t care what everyone thinks and she is going to live the life she wants “Defying Gravity”. Now, typically I wouldn’t cheer for a Wicked Witch and I definitely wouldn’t encourage that behavior, but Eliphaba really wasn’t evil. She wanted to do good deeds with her magic, she’s was just given that name because she went against the norm and embraced her true self.

For those of you that have been hiding under a rock for the last ten years, Wicked is a Broadway play that tells the story of the witches (Glinda The Good Witch of the North, Eliphaba the Wicked Witch of the West, and NessaRose the Wicked Witch of the East) before Dorothy and Toto flew into town. The story really focuses on Eliphaba aka The Wicked Witch of the West especially how she got that name.  In a lot of ways one could see themselves in each Witch. Eliphaba is misunderstood and has low self-esteem (she feels unlovable) mostly because she’s green so people make assumptions about her, Glenda just wants to be liked by everyone, NessaRose (Eliphaba’s sister and the soon to be Wicked Witch of the East) has never had a chance to live a full life as she is in a wheelchair and just wants to be loved. However, it is Eliphaba’s story that is the most poignant and inspiring, because at some point Eliphaba decides that she really doesn’t care what everyone thinks and she is going to live the life she wants “Defying Gravity”. Now, typically I wouldn’t cheer for a Wicked Witch and I definitely wouldn’t encourage that behavior, but Eliphaba really wasn’t evil. She wanted to do good deeds with her magic, she’s was just given that name because she went against the norm and embraced her true self.

You may be reading this and thinking, what the hell is so inspiring about that??? Well inspiration comes from the fact that Eliphaba figured out what she wanted out of life and she was going to reach her goals no matter what, she was going to soar. Even when people tried to stop her and started rumors, she still persisted on. With me not being totally happy in the career department right now and wanting to try this blogging thing…Eliphaba is me!! Wicked made me realize that even if I feel like no one is reading my blog or I don’t know what direction I want to go with it, I have to keep writing  (also Lori told me this as well). In other words, I need to defy gravity and soar. After all, if a green witch can find her true passion, I would think that I could as well.