Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vicki Noon to leave SF production.

Last Sunday, Teal Wicks had her last performance and this Sunday? Will be Vicki Noon's last performance. Her last performance is set to March 7th. I'm really sad about this, Vicki was my first and my favorite Elphaba. That means that all of SF's Elphaba's have left!

It has been confirmed by a very reliable cast member that Vicki Noon is currently set to headline Wicked’s 2nd National Touring company very soon.

Congratulations to Vicki Noon on joining the 2nd National Tour. You will be very missed by your fans here in San Francisco!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Hello Ozian's!

I know I haven't updated in awhile! Sorry for the lack of it. Things have gotten rather busy here!

There isn't much new news, but here are some highlights!
  • Eden Espinosa is taking over for Teal Wicks starting March 2nd
  • Teal Wicks last performance is tomorrow (Feb 28th)
  • Neka Zang did her put in for Nessarose two weeks ago
  • One of the Wicked tours includes the first female Boq and Fiyero! I'm still trying to get more info on that
  • The Wicked SF production added another block!! I'm so excited about this! As of right now tickets are on sale until early June!
I'll write more detailed entries, but just wanted to highlight some points that have been going on!

For more updates, don't forget to follow the twitter and/or the facebook fan page!

I'm also thinking of changing this layout! We'll see :)

Monday, February 1, 2010

Music Monday!

Once I'm with the wizard
My whole life will change
Cause once you're with the wizard
No one thinks you're strange!
No father is not proud of you
No sister acts ashamed
And all of Oz has to love you
When by the wizard, you're acclaimed
And this gift or this curse
I have inside
Maybe at last, I'll know why
When we are hand in hand -
The wizard and I!

I woke up this morning and this was playing in my head, all morning long! I use to not really be a fan of "The Wizard & I" but it grew on me and now its one of my favorite songs!

Eddy Rioseco's "Parenthood" trailer.

As we all know, Eddy Rioseco (who plays Boq for the SF production) will be leaving us next week for his new show on NBC called "Parenthood" which airs on March 1st.

So, I was watching The Food Network last night annndd.... the trailer was on!! I was super excited and I wanted to share it will all of you!

Also, there's a new Eddy Rioseco fanpage on Facebook, you can click here to join!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Kristin Chenoweth on Glee confirmed!

Kristin herself just tweeted today about working on the set of Glee!

Also to confirm is Jenna :)

I'm so so excited for Glee's second season!!!

Cory did a scene with Kristin Chenoweth?!

Now I know Idina Menzel is starring in the second season of Glee, but this just popped up on Cory's twitter. Are both Idina and Kristin featured on the second season of Glee?

Of course, he could be taking about shooting a scene somewhere else on another project, but until it's confirmed about what exactly he was talking about, I'm a bit more excited for season 2!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy One Year Wicked SF!!

According to SHN's twitter, today marks the one year anniversary for Wicked!

Congratulations Wicked SF!

Wicked Wizard Wednesday!

Here's a fact I've wondered myself!

After the song For Good, when Elphaba surrenders (and has that fight behind the curtain), a female ensemble member actually plays Dorothy! She also wears a blue and white checkered dress like in the Wizard of Oz movie!

It would be wonderful to see that on the opposite side of that curtain!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Music Monday!

Lets just say -- I loathe it all!
Every little trait however small
Makes my very flesh begin to crawl
With simple utter loathing
There's a strange exhilaration
In such total detestation
Its so pure! So strong!
Though I do admit it came on fast
Still I do believe that it can last
And I will be loathing you
My whole life long!

I love this song. I love it cause it's the happiest song I've ever heard that basically says "I hate you" haha. And its such a fun song to sing! This was one of my very first favorite Wicked songs :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Congrats Neka Zang!

According to Neka Zang's new blog posted on her brand new website (here), she just got casted as the new Nessarose understudy for the SF production!

Congrats Neka!

Idina Menzel starring in Glee!

There was much speculation last season that Idina Menzel would guest star. So far they're saying that she's a rival Glee club coach but I really hope she plays Rachel's biological mother. After all, they do look a like!

Lea also wasted no time tweeting about this a few days ago!

For the article, click here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wicked Wizard Wednesday!

In scene where Elphaba shares her lunch with Dr. Dillamond right before "Something Bad", the person who plays Dr. Dillamond is actually eating the paper. They use a rice paper prop for this scene. And Elphaba eats a Muesli Bar.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Eddy Rioseco is leaving the SF production!

Exciting and sad news!

San Francisco's adorable favorite Munchkin Boq -- er I mean Eddy Rioseco is leaving the production.

But he's leaving because he has to prepare for his new show on NBC called Parenthood!!! Yes, our very own Eddy Rioseco is staring in his very own show on NBC! How exciting is that?!

The show premiers on March 1st at 9PM.

Congratulations Eddy!

Music Monday!

I asked my husband to give me a song for Music Monday this week and... why did I even bother to ask? His response was "you know which one's my favorite song!" so I get to share that all with you this week!

Dancing through life
Swaying and sweeping
And always keeping cool
Life is fraughtless
When you're thoughtless
Those who dont try
Never look foolish

My husband is a huge fan of Dancing Through Life. He feels that it describes him, which I wont deny, it does. And to be honest, it kinda annoys me lol. But I'm glad he shares a passion, even if its a very small passion for Wicked with me :)

Teal Wicks leaves SF production.

Rumor's of Teal Wicks leaving the SF production turned out to be true, her last show was last night (I believe, I'm not for certain) correction, her last day will be Feb 28th (thank you Jacqueline for the correction). I didnt get a chance to see her perform unfortunately :( Maybe I'll still have a chance to see her perform after all!

With that said, it is said that Felicia Ricci will be taking over as SF's Elphaba u/s starting Feb 5th. So where does that leave Vicki Noon and Angel Reda? :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Wicked [01.09.10] review.

I went to see wicked for a 3rd time on January 9th 2010 in San Francisco. The cast is as follows:
  • Elphaba Angel Reda
  • Glinda Kendra Kassebaum
  • Fiyero Nicolas Dromard
  • The Wizard Tim Talman
  • Madame Morrible Patty Duke
  • Boq Eddy Rioseco
  • NessaRose Deedee Magno Hall
  • Dr. Dillamond Tim Parker
I was bummed that there was no Vickie Noon considering it was the matinee for Saturday afternoon.

No One Mourns The Wicked My favorite scene! I just love when the curtain goes up and that unlimited melody starts playing and the ensemble just jumps up with so much joy! No One Mourns The Wicked was perfect, as usual.

Dear Old Shiz I love the part where Elphaba runs out! It gets me all teary eyed for some reason :).

The Wizard and I Now I get to see who Angel Reda is. I liked her The Wizard and I, I just felt that at the part where Elphaba says "alright why not!" she could had used more feeling. But other than that, she did this song wonderfully!

What Is This Feeling I love when Elphaba's mock Galinda's! And the booty bump! Their performance for this song was great. Only complaint was that Elphaba's "BOO!" could had been louder.

Something Bad I felt they cut this song short this time.

Dancing Through Life No complaints. Nicolas did great, as always. Eddy had a lot more feeling into his "you're touching me!" I liked that, a lot!

Popular Still the cutest scene ever. Gotta love how Kendra doesnt seem to have trouble letting go of her silly side in this scene! Nothing fell off the bed this time (last time I saw Wicked a pillow fell off the bed hehe).

I'm Not That Girl During the toss toss class scene, Angel didnt have that wicked witch laugh after the toss toss. I liked her I'm Not That Girl. And the cub scene where she starts getting upset that she startled the cub, amazing.

Defying Gravity
(I know I cut some songs out, there wasnt anything to say about them) Angel did AMAZING on Defying Gravity! AMAZING!

Despite my complaints about Angel's acting in previous scenes, I think she did great with this one.

As Long As You're Mine
Great chemistry between Nicolas and Angel in this scene. They either cut out the part where Fiyero says "we havent lived there in centuries" or he just forgot it.
Nicolas smoothly landed after the cat fight scene :)

No Good Deed
Great! There was so much emotion put into the part where she falls to the floor after saying Fiyero.

For Good
I felt Kendra had less feeling in the "they're just shoes, LET IT GO" part. But other than that, this scene was heart tugging. As always.

I know a lot of people aim to see different people play different parts, but I guess with me I like seeing what I know. Though I was bummed that Vickie wasnt there, I really really enjoyed seeing Angel perform.

My sister in law and I finally got to Stage Door! I was so excited! I got Eddy, Tim, Angel and Nicolas to sign my playbill. Got a chance to chat a bit with Nicolas and introduce myself and ask about my email he never sent lol. And Angel is the sweetest and coolest person ever! She got out there pretty quick and her hair was still wet. She went around signing and taking pictures and went back in. How sweet of her :)

Kristin Chenoweth & Glee star Lea Michele in "Dorothy of Oz"!

NY Post Pop Wrap has posted about a new Wizard of Oz spin hitting the big screen in 2011. Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Glee star Lea Michele!

In news sure to make every musically minded man, woman and child gleek out with delight, PopWrap has learned that “Glee” stars Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele will be reuniting on the big screen!

In 2011’s “Dorothy of Oz” Lea will bring the title character to life while Kristin will lend her unmistakable voice to the role of China Doll Princess. For this animated adventure, the producers have looked to the “More Adventures of Oz” novels that L. Frank Baum’s great-grandson, Roger S. Baum wrote.

This story focuses on what happened to Oz after Dorothy left and the action kicks off as she returns to Kansas, which has been decimated by the twister that transported her to the technicolor world. But before she can even think about helping her family rebuild, she’s sent rocketing back to the equally destroyed, no longer merry old land of Oz.

With the Scarecrow (voiced by Dan Aykroyd), the Tin Man (voiced by Kelsey Grammer) and the Cowardly Lion (voiced by James Belushi) all MIA, Dorothy makes some new magical friends — including a man made entirely of Mashmallows and Kristin’s China Doll Princess, described as a woman who uses bossiness to cover her fragility. They team up to bring down Oz’s newest villain, a Jester (voiced by Martin Short) who thinks all of Oz should be under his control.

Source here.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wicked Wizard Wednesday!

In the original Wizard of Oz books, the Emerald City wasnt really green. People were required to walk around with green tinted glasses so the city would appear to be green.

It wasn't until the Wizard found the Emerald City and had the entire city rebuilt green so the glasses were no longer needed!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Music Monday!

My future is, unlimited
And I just had a vision almost like a prophecy
I know, it sounds truly crazy...
And true... the visions hazy...
But I swear some day, there'll be a celebration
Through out Oz
That's all to do with me!

At first I wasnt a fan of The Wizard and I. But after listening to it a few more times, it kinda rubbed off on me. Not only that but this is my favorite part of the entire song.

They mention this unlimited piece a lot. The opening of the show, The Wizard and I, Defying Gravity... makes me wonder, why didnt they just make it into an entire song on its own?

Does anyone else feel bad that Elphaba has to belt out the last note of this song then step off stage for a quick second and step back on and start singing What Is This Feeling? I feel a little bad!

And speaking of (and sort of off subject) why isnt The Wicked Witch of the East on the soundtrack?!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tom Flynn's last performance!

Teal Wicks as Elphaba and Tom Flynn as Dr. Dillamond

Heard some time today that tonight is Tom Flynn (who plays Dr. Dillamond)'s last performance!

I was there yesterday for the matinee performance and Tim Parker played Dr. Dillamond, hm. Makes sense as to why now!

Unfortunately, no other information could be found or if this is confirmed.

Hello :)

Hello readers! I'm sorry for being MIA the last few weeks, I have a good reason. I promise!

The reason I've been away is because I got married at the end of last month and since coming home from our wedding, we've been busy trying to get things situated (I still havent gotten around to doing the paper work to change my last name, who knew there would be so much paper work! Goodness. I always thought the place you get married at changes it for you! Obviously this only happens in a perfect world lol).

I hope to update this page a little more and I'll be back on doing Music Monday and Wicked Wizard Wednesday starting tomorrow!

Also, I made a twitter! Follow me on twitter here.

And I'm working on a Nicolas Dromard website, I hope to launch it soon!

Hope you all had a wicked holiday season!

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