Although we missed on pre-show time at Bina, we were happy to see that the Opera House had a bar. I grabbed a glass of champagne while the rest of the crew grabbed beers. Our seats in the center mezzanine were ~$80 (2nd tier pricing). They were pretty straight-on but I must admit that the mezzanine is pretty far back from the stage. Despite my trusty contacts, I can’t say that I could make out close to a facial expression. Nonetheless, I was content with my seat, considering I really didn’t want to pay more than double to be closer.
If you cannot manage to see this on Broadway, catch one of the Broadway Across America shows like we did. You won’t be disappointed. Also, my tip for you is to find out where the local box office is once you decide to go. If you’re fortunate to live close enough, you should stop by and purchase your tickets directly. You will save yourself about $12 per ticket because you will not have to pay the crappy Ticketmaster convenience charges.
Another fun fact for any of you fellow avid Glee watchers – Galinda on Broadway’s Wicked was played by Kristin Chenoweth who has portrayed April on Glee twice now. If that doesn’t ring a bell, she was the blonde “drunk” who was in the glee club with Mr. Schuster in high school. Also interestingly enough, Elphaba on Broadway was played by Idina Menzel Her role on Glee was Rachel’s biological mother, also the manager of rival glee club Vocal Adrenaline. Another fun fact is that she is married to Taye Diggs, who currently stars in Private Practice. Idina actually won a Tony for her portrayal of Elphaba.
|Idina and Kristin in costume and out|
|Ethan and Ash|
|Erin and Colby|
|Me and Dave|