I recently got tickets to Wicked (the musical), since it's coming to Boston in April. I'm looking forward to it in general, but particularly looking forward to comparing the musical to the book. Having read the book first, I know that it'll be like reading a book before seeing the movie - it's gonna be different. I'm intrested to see if I feel differently about Elphaba and some of the other characters while watching the musical. Also, I think it'll be interesting to see enacted some of the scenes I imagined in my head as I was reading.
One thing I think will be lost in the musical is Maguire's literary talent, something that can only be appreciated through reading the novel.
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