Thursday, February 14, 2008

Dancing Through Life... In the Dark

WICKED is in the black.

No, I'm not just talking financially. Last night here in Chicago, WICKED was literally in the black.

This just in from Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones' blog...

"Wednesday night was not the best night to see Chicago's production of "Wicked." As they do eight times a week, Elphaba and Fiyero were warbling about their mutual affection in the second-act love ballad "As Long As You're Mine," when the Oriental Theatre was plunged into darkness.

"A power outage in the Loop was to blame. With no immediate sign of restoration, the rest of the show was canceled and everyone filed out of the theater. At least one patron complained that no information was available. A Broadway in Chicago spokesman said Thursday that the power is now back and future performances will be unaffected."

Dare I even type it? Were they "Defying Electricity?"

Yeah, it's stupid, but we all thought it. I said it first, though. Don't I get at least a little credit for that?

9 comments:

Shirley Heezgay! said...

...and from one Popular Witch to another:
Happy Valentine's Day!

Mike said...

said it first, though. Don't I get at least a little credit for that?

How's that saying go about better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and... never mind ;P

Mike said...

said it first, though. Don't I get at least a little credit for that?

How's that saying go about better to remain silent and thought a fool than to speak and... never mind ;P

Aaron said...

I'll bet Ana Gasteyer would NEVER have stood for that...;-)

(She might have fallen down for it, though--Ho HOOOOO!!!!)

Project Christopher said...

it'll be a bitch if they don't get to come back to finish the show! They missed when Elphaba rips off her top and shows us her green boobies... wait, that's the porn "Wicked...tramps of Oz"
To quote the infamous Emily Litella... "Never mind"

cb said...

So happy together! One, two, three, forever...

(and blackout)

cb said...

Actually I think I misquoted: It think perhaps its, "You're perfect. YOUR perfect. So perfect together. One two three forever... blah, blah blah blaaaa

Palm Springs Savant said...

defying electricity...very droll Stephen. hey when I was in NY last week I went to see Chicago (for the I don't know how many times now). I couldnt get tix to anything else I was interested in... oh well. I wanted to see WICKED again, but it too was sold out

Chris said...

Funny line... no, for reals.

Man, that would totally piss me off if the power went off in the middle of that show.