Jack has been jealous that I took Harry to see Wicked in 2013 SINCE 2013. So, when the show came back to town, I knew we had to see it. AND TODAY WAS THE BIG DAY.
(So, I have seen Wicked 3 times-- once before I was pregnant with harry-- about exactly 10 years today, once with Harry in 2013, and once today. I gotta say, Ana Gasteyer was the best Elphaba I have seen, but Carrie St. Louis, today's Glinda, was my fave, even though she was a caricature. And today's Fiero was the least good Yeesh. But the staging this time was great-- awesome dancing. Oh! And the wizard and Madame Morrible were both excellent.)
We headed downtown for lunch at Noodles (Jack wanted to go somewhere he likes) and stopped on our way from the parking garage to the restaurant at a huge candy store where we spent $18 on $2/pound candy. Erm. I guess we bought a lot of candy?
We had a leisurely, chatty lunch (buff bowls at Noddles are AMAZING) and then walked a few quick blocks to Jamba Juice, which might be Jack's favorite place in the universe. We made it to the theater early, with plenty of time to find our seats (dead center which was awesome, mezzanine level which was meh) and position our candy bags so as not to be rude during the show (I chewed SO MUCH GUM).
Jack LOVED the play. He was totally adorable and transfixed and leapt to his to give a standing ovation at the end.