Amanda Cade

Worth It! (Things to try, read, watch, hear, and discuss)

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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).

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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.

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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!

 

18 thoughts on “A Wickedly Wonderful Experience (Blogmas Day 17)

  1. kagould17 says:

    Wicked has come to our part of the world, but I have never seen it. Will have to watch for it next time. Allan

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      It’s an incredible show. You won’t be disappointed.

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  2. dansantosbookreviews says:

    What a great idea! The gift of sharing the performing arts with someone they love contributes to a happy childhood. Good for you and good for Cassidy.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      We love taking the girls to shows, and the older they get, the more options we have. We’re always on the lookout for something they’ll like, from professional to amateur performances. Earlier this year, we went to a production of Beauty and the Beast at a local high school, and it was wonderful.

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  3. Unchaptered says:

    That’s so sweet and such a lovely idea! I’ve got quite a few nieces and nephews too, I’ll have to suggest this to them ☺️

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      It’s a wonderful way to spend time with them, and to make each one feel special.

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  4. Sheree says:

    You’re a wonderful aunt!

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      The best part of being an aunt is that I only have to worry about the fun stuff. Lol

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  5. ROLLY Mag says:

    It’s on my “to see” list 😍

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      You’re going to love it.

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  6. Jay says:

    Aw, that’s so cool that you brought her. I had an aunt who brought me to shows as a kid and I still love them to this day – I saw Wicked on Broadway for my 30th.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      What a great way to celebrate your birthday. Jealous. 😉

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  7. I have never seen it! Thank you for the video! Amazing what goes on behind the scenes.

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    1. Amanda Cade says:

      It’s incredible to think of how much goes into a production.

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