Thursday, May 14, 2009
My buddy Laura and I went to see Wicked last night, at the Orpheum theater in Omaha.
Wow, wow, wow!!! That's all I can say.
Really! I mean...wow!!!
The costumes were beautiful, the sets were crazy good, the two lead actresses blew me away.
It was funny, it was sad, it was entertaining.
I got busted trying to take a picture of the stage before it started. Curtain was down, house lights still on....flashes were going off all over the place.....but they, of course, pick me to make an example out of. :-) :-)
Old guy who works there: Ma'am, have you already taken pictures?
Old Guy: Pictures, have you taken some?
Nej: Eh? (leaning closer)
OG: You aren't permitted to take pictures.
OG: You were taking some.
Nej: No. Showing my friend here pictures of the deck we built this last weekend. She hasn't seen them yet.
OG: (looks at me suspiciously)
Nej: No really. See....look. (showing him pictures on my camera) This is a view of the whole deck. This is a close up shot of the corners. This is a shot of the other side. This is a....
OG: That's a nice deck.
Nej: It is, isn't it?? (flash from a camera appears just then)
Nej: Boy, it looks like you got the wrong gal. Where did that camera flash come from? (bats her eyes)
The old guy left. He said nothing, and he walked back to his post. He didn't bust any more people for flashes....but every time I lifted my camera to "show Laura pictures" I got the evil eye. (hehehe)
I decided using a camera might be a bit too obvious and got my phone out.
Still under the watchful eye of the old guy, I snapped this with my phone. I just wanted a picture of the stupid dragon. I wasn't taking pictures of the show, of the costumes.....just the darn dragon. That everyone could already see. Geeezzzz!!!!! :-)
If the show comes to a town near you, save you pennies and nickels...and go. Trust me on this one. It was wicked cool. :-)
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