Monday, September 26, 2011

A "Wicked" Good Time

Guess where Chris and I were Saturday..........



That's right! We traveled to Atlanta to the fabulous Fox Theatre to see the Broadway musical, Wicked. We have tried for 3 years to get decent seats for this event and boy, did we - Left Orchestra, Row G!! What can I say? This show was wonderful! The costumes, stage settings, makeup, music - superb! I love the whole story line and left appreciating why the Wicked Witch of the West was "wicked". It had lots of comical parts as well.

Now, seeing Wicked was great but visiting the Fox Theatre is a treat in itself. It has been a few years since I have visited and I'm always in awe when I come back. This historical Islamic/Egyptian style theater is beautiful. The tapestries, the ornate wall sculptures and decor sets the mood for any featured venue.

And once you are seated, you have to look up and see the "sky.... There are 96 crystal "stars" and 1/3 of them flicker. There is also a projection of rolling clouds. (FYI - one of the stars is actually a piece of a Coca Cola bottle!)

It was a wonderful day and a day to celebrate because...........it was mine and Chris' 22nd wedding anniversary!

We did celebrate a little late since our actual anniversary is on September 9th. But, it was well worth the wait! After leaving the theater, we headed to the Cheesecake Factory for a yummy dinner and of course, cheesecake. They have at least 20 different cheesecake flavors to decide from and it is always a hard choice. I go in with an idea of what I want but usually have to let the large window case speak to me - LOL! I went with the White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut and Chris had the Dulce de Leche Caramel. Yummy-O!!

So, now it's Monday and back to reality. Have a great week!

10 comments:

Julie M said...

Happy Anniversary! One of my besties took me to Wicked this past spring and it was amazing! I would see it again and again! I too left feeling I better understood why she was wicked.

Glad you had a wonderful time!

Vonna said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous theater! Sounds like a divine and wickedly good time!

Siobhan said...

Happy anniversary! What a gorgeous theater that is--wow! My daughter saw Wicked in NYC as a treat with her favorite aunt for her 18th bday a few years ago. I'm glad that you had a good time!

Mouse said...

ooo happy anniversary :) and what a shoe to go to am jealous ..lol and cheesecake tooooooo oooooooo hhhhh ..lol love mouse xxxx

Fiona said...

The theatre looks fantastic. My DD saw the same show in London a few years back and loved it. Happy Anniversary to you both.

Michele said...

Happy Anniversary!

What a awesome theater! I loved Wicked, glad you got to see it.

Beth said...

What a fabulous theater that is! My daughter tells me that I "must" see Wicked, she has been a couple of times.

Happy Anniversary!!

Karen said...

Definitely a must see for me, still haven't seen it. Glad you guys had a wonderful time and that theater is gorgeous.

Nan said...

Happy Anniversary! 22 years is something to be proud of! Here's to many more!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Happy Anniversary! What a great celebration.