wickedMake new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.

As a Girl Scout, I learned the above little ditty, and now in my fat old age, I find it is so true.

Last week, we got together with my friend Kristopher and his partner Storm. Kristopher and I have known each other for years – except we haven’t seen each other for years; and I had never gotten to meet Storm. But thanks to the internet, we have been able to keep in touch.

There’s another saying you see on the internet, about how true friends are people who when you see them after a long separation, it is like you were never apart (I know, it is more catchy than that – but I am too lazy right now to look it up, okay?).

Kristopher is plainly my true friends. It was like we saw each other every day – we just talked and talked and I loved it. We also found out that we are clearly sisters separated at birth. We are so much alike. I suggested that we should star as the twins in Side Show.

And Storm is my new friend. What a great guy! I am so happy that two such wonderful people found each other.

Anyhow, the reason we all got together was the show Wicked was in town. Hubby and I have never seen the show; and Kristopher and Storm are tweet-friends with a couple of the people in the cast. So Kristopher and Storm kindly asked if we would like to be included in their planned trip down to San Jose to see the show. And I am so happy they asked.

The show is lovely. Different from the book in a lot of ways, but the show stands on its own. The little nods to the movie Wizard of Oz are fun, the music is amazing, the cast was excellent, the costumes are to die for, the sets are clever. It was just a wonderful night at the theater with good friends.

So if the (second) National Tour of Wicked comes your way, I can highly recommend it. And if you have a couple of good friends to go with, all the better!

Thank you again Kristopher and Storm.

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