Friday, March 30, 2012

Personal Outfit (Wicked)

Last week, the bf gave me one of the best gifts ever! 2 tickets to see the musical Wicked!!

He even got front row view from the dress circle! So we had a totally unobstructed view of the entire musical.

I've wanted to watch this musical for the longest time but most of the time, the entire act is based in Broadway or in London so for them to come to Singapore is an amazing feat all on its own.

The play was amazing, I hung to every note and word during the entire play. I was completely riveted with their performance and felt kindda sad when the play ended, I could sit there all night and watch them if possible. I'm just alittle sad that I never got the chance to watch the original Glinda and Elphaba actresses, Kristin Chenoweth and Indina Menzel, singing on stage. However, to be able to watch this play is already one thing off my bucket list.

It was also my first time watching a play at the lovely Marina Bay Sands. I've been to a few plays at the Esplanande but the stage and theatres there are alot smaller with more seats crammed in. Not a very pleasant experience if you are unlucky and get horrible people seated next to you throughout a play.

It's always fun to dress up abit for the theatre. Sorry for the blurry pic, I was rushing to take it before the doors closed after intermission.
Dress: Spiral Girl

Stockings: Can't remember

Black floral pumps: Prada

Bag: Mety Darmali

Necklace (not seen): Vivienne Westwood

A closer look at the Mety Darmali bag with its signature corset-style ribbon detailing and whimsical 3D appliques. I love her bags so much however, they are quite pricey but its understandable since everything is stitched by hand.

The Bf also dressed up for the evening in his suit. Looking spiffy!

Bought the musical's program and a shirt as souvenirs from the musical. My mom has a different shirt that she got when she watched the musical with her best friend, so we can easily swap with each other.

Here's a video of the amazing original actresses for the 2 main characters in the show. Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda and Indina Menzel as Elphaba performing for the 2004 Tony Awards. If you're wondering why they look so familiar, Kristin and Indina have both appeared in the TV show, Glee. Indina is Rachel Berry's mom, Shelby while Kristin acted as a temporary instructor but she's also well-known for the black comedy, Pushing Daisies.

I'm actually rather lucky that my mom instilled a love for musicals and stage plays in me from a young age. I've been lucky enough to watch Miss Saigon twice, Cats before they retired, Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and his Technicolor Dream Coat and Oliver. I'm just waiting for a chance to catch Les Miserable as well as The Lion King.

I guess stage performances will always be a lifelong passion of mine and I'll never stop wanting to watch them.