Thursday, June 28, 2007

Thursday, June 28th - Chicago, Illinois

Tommy and I have moved on to Chicago for a few days. A little shopping, a little museum hopping, and a performance of 'Wicked' last night. We had seen it before in New York with the original cast and it was interesting to see it again after it's become a phenomenon. The Chicago production isn't quite as large and elaborate as in NYC (but then it's not at the Gershwin) but was well sung and performed. It's a reasonable show and is likely to work outside of the original production but it's going to be hard to find voices that can stand up to singing Elphaba and Galinda over and over.

Spent some time at the Art Institute getting cultured, also at the Museum of Science and Industry. Found a nice music store down in the loop that made Tommy happy and I poked through a few book stores. We're heading down to St. Louis tomorrow and have a date at Die Zauberflote there on Saturday night. His voice teacher is playing Tamino.