I got lucky, I married a man who enjoys the theater.
Think of it? A manly man who will go to plays with me, and like it.
When I found out Wicked was coming to Salt Lake I jumped on it.
As soon as I secured our tickets I cranked up the show tunes.
At first Trevor tried to tell me that it would be better if he knew nothing about the story / songs so that way he could be surprised and have anticipation and suspense, like a movie.
I had to explain to him that the theater is like a piece of fine art. You could go to a museum and walk by masterpiece after masterpiece if you didn't know what you were looking at. But once you know something about the piece, the artist, the background, how it was made, what it took to create it, you go from glancing at a work of art to really looking at a masterpiece and having a love and deep connection for that treasure.
The more you know, the more it means something to you.
You enjoy a museum one thousand percent more when you know what you are looking at.
It's the same with plays.
With Trevor, we had to start from the beginning.
He had never even seen The Wizard of Oz.
Can you believe that there are people in this world who have never seen The Wizard of Oz??
"How did you like it?"
"I may have thought it a little boring, there was only one story line."
Our seats? Eye level with the chandelier.
It was perfect! Amazing!
When I asked him how he liked....
"It was way more funny than I expected it was going to be."
(Which is true, if you have ever heard Trevor's laugh.... he thought it was pretty funny.)
"I am really glad I watched The Wizard of Oz there were a lot of inside jokes and parts that I wouldn't have understood if I hadn't seen the movie."
Considering the few tears he shed there at the end, and his humming Popular on the way home, I am going to interpret the above statements to mean that he LOVED IT!!!