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Open Thread

Defying Gravity in the Midweek Musical Open Thread

I have to confess to being a terrible theatre nerd here – I’ve never seen (or even listened to the soundtrack of) Wicked. I do, however, love Kristen Chenowith and Idina Menzel, so I really need to get on this.

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Pop Culture

Wicked Words: Musings on “Wicked: The Musical”

So let’s talk musicals and theater. Let’s talk about the musical I just saw. Let’s talk about “Wicked!”

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Music

Wanted: A Theme Song for 2012

Theme songs are tricky things. I don’t mean television or movie themes, but rather those songs that come to hold an important place in your mind at a specific point in your life. This happens to everyone, right? A certain song gets, well, scratched into your soul. (I could try and write this entire piece […]

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Music

Why I Love “Wicked”

I love Wicked -the musical, that is. The book has its charms, too, and was obviously a great inspiration for the show, but it’s the latter that holds the keys to my heart. I’ve seen it three times: once in London in 2008, twice in New York in 2010.