I don’t think I will ever see the Wizard of Oz in the same light again. If you’ve watched or read Wicked too, you know what I mean!
This weekend, my family and I went to see our first Broadway show in a long time. We had heard nothing but good reviews about Wicked, so we decided to finally check it out after only our eight years of living in New York.
But first, we went out to dinner of course. We consider ourselves a foodie family, so any time we go in to the city is an excuse to find some cool new restaurants. This time, we tried a Thai restaurant called Wondee Siam that was about the width of a hotel hallway and length of bedroom. In other words, this place was tiny!! I think it only had 7 tables. But the food was big in flavor, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We went family style and shared all our dishes!
Mom’s favorite: spicy papaya salad (a.k.a. som tum)
My order: zesty, spicy grilled shrimp salad
Ben’s order: some chicken dish that was so yummy, but I forget the name!
Dad’s order: duck curry
Mom’s order: whole fried red snapper (hello, iPhone shadow)
After our bellies were full, we walked over to the Gershwin Theater for the musical! It’s a lovely venue that has showcased productions such as Oklahoma!, Peter Pan, Singin’ in the Rain, and Fiddler on the Roof. And this year, Wicked is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Broadway!
I was NOT creeping on that guy behind me.
The stage. So impressive!
We all agreed that the show was absolutely spectacular! The actors and actresses have such strong, beautiful voices, and I was super entertained by the story line. We also laughed a ton! If you haven’t heard what Wicked is about, it’s the story behind the witches from the Wizard of Oz. It gives insight into the perspectives of each of the witches “behind the scenes” of the classic movie that has always ended with the wicked witch of the west as the evil, dead lady. I loved it! And the music is so fun and catchy.
We ended our night on a sweet (and high) note, just like the musical! <—-CHEESY. A pit stop by Uptown Swirl for froyo and crepes was the perfect way to end the night.
Salted caramel + cinnamon roll froyo with graham cracker crumbs, mochi, and Reese’s pieces. YUM.
For everyone to share: a crepe with Nutella and Biscoff spread!
Oh and we bought a jar of Biscoff spread 😀
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Have a marvelous Monday! Thanks, Katie for hosting 🙂
So tell me: Have you ever seen a Broadway show? Which ones? Which ones would you like to see if you have not?