Ariana Grande, the popular American singer, recently posted a picture on her Instagram from the upcoming movie adaptation  of the musical Wicked, which she will star in. Seeing the news, I was reminded of the time I saw Wicked in a British theater during a cold winter in London. As someone who has been privileged with the opportunity to see many musicals, I can confidently say that Wicked stands out as one of the most entertaining. The story, music, and actors’ performances were all exceptional, but what made it even more special was the atmosphere of the British theater and enjoying it with champagne in hand.
Wicked takes the beloved world of The Wizard of Oz and tells the story from the perspective of Elphaba, the movie’s Wicked Witch of the West. The musical explores the unlikely friendship between Elphaba and Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, as they attend school together in the land of Oz. They soon discover that the Wizard, who rules Oz, is not as benevolent  as he seems. Elphaba becomes an activist for those treated unfairly, while Glinda befriends the Wizard. The story shows how their friendship evolves over time, leading to some conflict as a result of their differing beliefs.
As a child, stories about wizards filled my imagination with wonder and excitement. They were among the most fascinating subjects for me. However, as I grew older, the concept of magic and wizards seems to be confined to the realm  of fantasy. A recent photo of Ariana Grande has triggered a desire in me to revisit  the joys of my childhood. This summer, I plan to indulge in some nostalgia by immersing myself in the world of wizards, witches, and magic.
If you're still looking for summer plans, consider catching a live performance of the Broadway hit, Wicked. The story, music, and the overall atmosphere will transport you to a world of enchantment . And let's not forget the glass of champagne, which adds an extra touch of magic to the whole experience. Trust me, it's a magical experience that can’t be missed.