I won the Wicked lottery last night :) First time out for it in TO and I was the 4th person called :) I think it was mostly due to the fact neither Jessica or I was particularly dying to win, competitively we did (damn did I want my button) but I had so many other things to do that I wasn't overly concerned about winning. One guy there lost his tickets (right before I was called) because his wife was called and she wasn't there, she must have gone to the bathroom or to park the car or something. He did not look impressed.
Anyways I won, and thus went to see the show :)
Shoshana has drastically improved from when I last heard audio of her. Still she's an Elphaba who just doesn't get the character in the way that I envision her. She was more over the top but still geeky drama kid and that can sort of work and yet for me it just didn't. She's also still reaching for a lot of notes, I found that parts of songs were out of her range but instead of changing them she was just trying for the notes and that wasn't so good. However, she still was much better than I'd been afraid she was going to be, I enjoyed the show with her in it :)
Megan Hilty I'd seen once on Bway and she was alright there but very stiff and uncomfortable as Galinda. She now is fabulous! She sold me in her "Thank Goodness" I was really impressed with how she's really made the role her own :)
Another highlist was Jennifer Waldman as Nessarose. She had a perfect look for the role and an amazing voice. I was really really impressed with her.
Also I'm impressed with Alma Cuervo as Madame Morrible. She has changed that role so much but unlike the last Morrible we had in TO she didn't make it totally a comedic role, you can still see the evil there. I quite liked her.
The rest of the cast I found to be very solid. Nothing overy special but nothing overly bad either ;) Oh and our Fiyero looked much like what I believe the Fiyero to look like in the musical version of the story. He was pretty much perfect for the role in appearance. His vocals and acting were quite good as well :)
I also bought the I (heart) Oz tshirt. I was going to get green glasses for Nomi and I but they were $25 each and really, while they're very Oz-y I couldn't shell out that much money for something we'd each wear once for fun and never touch again.
I'm tired like woah today, it took me an hour and a half to make it home after the show so I was in bed pretty late for me on a work night, but I think it was worth it.