Several years ago, I could easily find a copy of Wicked somewhere in my classroom. So many of my students took a break from their Harry Potter obsession to read the books of Maguire. Walnut was a wee one and I was reading nursery rhymes hoping that there would be a time for fiction suited for people over the age of one.
However, I got my chance to see the musical at the beginning of this month. Several of my colleagues and I gathered together for a shot of culture and visited the Benedum to see Elphaba in action. Luckily for us one of our friends, Marian, invited us backstage after the performance. She has been working on shows for twenty plus years as a costume assistant to the actors. Voila...Elphaba!