Defying Gravity

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On Thursday, Peter and I had a semi-impromptu date night to go see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London. Even though I’ve been wanting to see it for a while, we only bought the tickets a few days in advance on one of those last minute ticket websites. We’ve had luck buying tickets in the least expensive band before so we opted to do the same again this time.

Little did we know how lucky we would be. When we arrived at the theater to collect the tickets, the woman behind the counter spotted by “Baby on Board” pin and moved us to better seats. Instead of being in the very back, we were close to the front of the balcony section – what an amazing stroke of luck!

Before the show started, we admired the gorgeous Apollo Victoria theater. So many of London’s theaters have interesting and historic interiors and this one is no exception. The Apollo Victoria was built in 1930 and has a very unique ceiling. Here are a few pictures we snapped before the show started.

Once the musical got started, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Knowing little about the show beforehand, one of the best parts for me was the storyline and the way it played with our perceptions of the well-known classic Wizard of Oz. And of course, the signature song “Defying Gravity” was another fantastic highlight! Such a great tune!

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