Wicked Review…

WickedMy wonderful wife took me to see “Wicked” at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this past week.  I have always loved theatre, musicals, especially.  I have to say, I was let down by this production. My expectations may have been unrealistically high due to all the hype associated with this show, or perhaps, I’m just too picky. Either way, I didn’t leave the theatre humming the songs or on some mystical musical high. I left feeling a little empty.

I’d have to describe “Wicked” as a pop musical. Mostly filler, quick jokes, and witty nods to “The Wizard of Oz” make up the bulk of the dialog. The show has a clever enough premise, but I felt the music didn’t deliver a feeling of epic-ness, that you find in shows like “Les Miserables”.  Which is fine, I suppose. Everyone enjoys some cotton candy now and again. But I was looking forward to a steak, and instead, got mostly air, with some sugar mixed in.

The performance was good, not great. There were some missed lighting cues, and the follow spots had trouble keeping up. But overall, it was enjoyable. As I said before, I felt the show lacked a loftiness, it didn’t speak to my spirit.  It was… entertaining.

I’d give it 3 out of 5 broomsticks.



My Type…

Kayce had me take a mini personality profile. I’ve done Myers Briggs before, but not for awhile. Pretty funny description if my type, which is INTJ.

INTJs are independent types, wildly intelligent and creative — but rather un-interested in what anyone else is doing. They are often considered the most independent of all the personality types, and they work best when given freedom. They are acutely aware of their own intelligence, as well as what they don’t know, and their passion often lies in conceptualizing ideas and processing complex theories.

And according to buzzfeed, that makes me an octopus… No idea why.

Some famous INTJs…
Stephen Hawking
Bobby Fischer
Dwight D. Eisenhower
C. S. Lewis
General Colin Powell

Fictional INTJs…
Professor Moriarty (and sometimes Sherlock, depending on source…)

I always told Kayce I’d be a good criminal, and apparently, a pretty good wizard.