Friday, 11 December 2009

Wicked 'Apollo Victoria'
















So.....I actually went to see wicked last night, after arranging it ageeeeees ago with an old friend, and to be honest, the story behind Oz really interests me, and especially after seeing everyone's work from the 'Space' unit, I find different interpretations quite interesting, so, I decided to give it a go, even though it was a musical......yeh, me....at a musical......hahaha

But it really was something else, the set was amazing, with it's cog-work exterior, along with the thin branches intertwining into these, and it's changing scenery has elements of both Art Decor, along with this whole 'Steampunk' atmosphere, expressed through both the set, and the costumes of the changing environments really brings depth the the story, with it's scenes such as 'The Emerald City' which immerses the audience in this green glow, alongside this the 'Wizard Of Oz' with his huge mask, acting as a terrifying facade really does capture this element, the bulky brass head appearing solemn in it's wake....

Alongside the set, the introduction of characters outside the original films existence really does add more a edge to both the original, and the musical itself, such as the backstory behind how Scarecrow, Tinman, and the Cowardly Lion came to be, as well as a series of events that act as a catalyst from the past, effecting the future...but the main focus of the plot revolves around the White Witch (Glnda) and the Wicked Witch Of The West (Elphaba).......and how their relationship spins the plot in an alternate interpretation....

Although this was in fact a Musical, and im not a huge fan of them in all honesty, the sound of this production was amazing, and really created a magical atmosphere, and the level of skill both in choreography and singing was again, amazing, and well, I wouldn't speak to soon, but it has definitely made me think about going to see another musical, as well watching 'Wicked' again.....

1 comment:

  1. Evening Bob - I'm a bit envious actually; I took CG Arts to see the musical version of The Lord of The Rings a couple of years ago; wasn't a great musical, but the stage craft was wonderful; Shelob was this enormous puppet - very impressive...

    meanwhile, check out

    http://bharathianthonysamy.blogspot.com/2009/12/video-review-of-invaders-from-mars-by.html

    A new blogging option?

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