Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I think I'll try defying gravity...

"I'm through accepting limits, cause someone says they're so.  
Some things I cannot change, but till I try, I'll never know!  
....I think I'll try defying gravity."

Tonight we saw the musical "Wicked."  It. Was. Fabulous.   I've always been a huge "Wizard of Oz" fan, so I knew I would love it.   I splurged and bought us front row orchestra seats!  It was worth every penny!   It was amazing being that close and getting to see every facial expression.   It is officially my new favorite musical, I absolutely loved it.  The music is so fantastic.   I was already teary eyed from the final number, when the cast came out for their curtain call.   Being as close as we were, I could see the tears running down "Glinda's" cheeks when she received a standing ovation.   I couldn't help but choke back my own tears.  It made me want to be on stage so badly!   I really miss acting.   

I've found lately that I really have a hard time learning the balance between ambition and humility.  I admire both qualities so much, and yet they seem to contradict themselves sometimes, at least in my case.   I want so badly to be a humble person, and at the same time I want to excel!   I guess the secret is in finding a balance.   What do you think?  Is it possible to "rise to the top" and still live a humble life?  

Speaking of being on stage..... this sunday is my first dance recital (well, first since I was 8)...and  I am sooo nervous!   I cannot remember all of the choreography!   I have 2 more rehearsals, and I will just die if I cannot get it together.  

"Run, run, leap, step...."   Sigh.... come on muscle memory!


  1. I have "popular" as my ringtone. i must say it is the catchiest thing ever!!
    wicked was so amazing.

    goodluck with your recital. x

  2. i saw wicked last year in melbourne.

    i don't really like musical theater, but this was AMAZING.
    so very amazing.

    i'm glad you liked it.

  3. Wicked it quite possibly the best musical/stage performance I HAVE EVER SEEN!!

    Good luck on your recital!

  4. I'm jealous!!!!!


  5. Jeals! I wanted to go; couldn't justify spending the money since I'm preggo.

    I LOVE the song "As Long as You're Mine." My gay friend Matt and I used to perform a fierce a capella duet to that number in my kitchen!

  6. Wicked is my favorite musical ever. I loooove it. I wish I would have been able to see Idina and Kristin on Broadway.

  7. I am dying to see Wicked! Every time I see a good show, I miss my time on stage too and wonder if I should have tried harder to go somewhere with that (realistically, since I can't sing, professional theater never held many options for me... musicals are where it's at!) I think you can excel and still be humble though. I really do think you can have both!