This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Nine Days to WICKED!

Next Sunday evening, Kristi and Jennifer are treating Lyn and me to our "virgin voyage" with the show WICKED.  (I think we're the only two people in the universe who haven't seen it 2 or 3 times already.)  Getting this for a birthday present makes looking down the barrel at 60 less intimidating.  Thanks, K & J  (and Curtis/Brian)!

By the way, watching the documentary SHOW BUSINESS on Showtime has really gotten me shows all the background/rehearsals/production angst of the staging of 4 musicals in the 2004 Broadway season.  WICKED was one of the four. Way cool.


Brazenlilly said...

DON. You are going to LOVE IT! It is absolutely amazing. Just amazing. I've seen about 15-16Broadway shows in NYC, LA and Portland, and this was the only one I've ever been to that the entire audience JUMPED to their feet before the last note of the show was even over. Woohoo! Then again--hope we're not all building it up too much! :)

johnsonandjohnson said...

YAY!!! I am glad you are looking forward to it---although, I am a bit jealous!

Diane Davis said...

it's playing in SF starting january. i need to get tickets.

be sure to blog about it when you are done... i want to hear what you and lyn think!


Sarah B. said... are totally correct in being excited. I loved it, Brandon loved it, it's one of those musicals you can't help but LOVE.

Stacey said...

You are not alone....We haven't seen it either...Hope you love it.

The Craftypigs said...

Curious if you've read the book. If so, your thoughts. I read the book when it first came and and saw the musical just this year for my b-day.

Don said...

No, Celeste . . .

Haven't read the book, but it sounds like I should read it. Should I read it first?

The Craftypigs said...

If you read quickly then YES, a resounding YES, read the book first. You'll appreciate the story so much more. It's a long book but worth it so much. I gave that book Strong-Weak-In-No-Way!

Lyn said...

I can't wait!