As I mentioned last week, during the holidays I plan something special for each of my three nieces. Cassidy, age 9, is developing quite a love for show tunes and musicals, and has probably become the second biggest fan in our family (the first being yours truly). So last Saturday found us at the Fox Theater (my second recent visit) for Wicked. It was my fourth time seeing the show, and her first.
The Fox, by the way, is a gorgeous historic theater in downtown St. Louis that first opened as a movie palace back in 1929, and was completely restored in the early 1980s (if you’re interested in the theater’s history, click here). So the experience begins with taking in the grandeur of the theater itself, from the lion sculptures in the lobby to the twelve foot glass chandelier. Although Cassidy had been there before, this was her first holiday visit, and she loved seeing the theater decked out for Christmas (especially the Wicked trees).
The show was incredible, of course. Wicked is one of my all time favorites, and Cassidy fell in love with it from the start.
This video includes some interesting behind the scenes details about the show, and some glimpses of the Fabulous Fox Theater:
Cassidy and I will definitely be there the next time Wicked comes to town.
Have you had the chance to see Wicked? Have any special events planned for the holidays? Any local buildings/landmarks you love? Let’s discuss!