Welcome to the first At the Fox post! “At the Fox” is a new series I’d like to start here about productions I’ve gone to see at the Fox Theater in St Louis, which is an absolute must if you visit St Louis and have the opportunity. What better way to start that WICKED?
Once upon a time (the time leading up to December 2012), I was a lover of theater that had never seen WICKED. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical about the show before I saw it. WICKED, if you don’t know the show, is the untold story of the witches of Oz, specifically surrounding the “Wicked Witch of the West” and the events leading up to and during the Wizard of Oz. In retrospect, I have no idea why I just shrugged off seeing it when my mom did. But when WICKED came back to the Fox in December 2012, my mom bought a ticket for me and insisted I go. And I did. And I loved it. And I bought tickets to go again during that same tour.
Imagine my excitement when it was announced a few months ago that WICKED would be returning? Tickets were bought with enough time in advance for seats SIX ROWS BACK from the stage and in the center. Best seats I’ve had so far at the Fox!
Honestly, I don’t know if it was the amazing seats, or the excitement to see it again, but this was seriously the BEST performance of WICKED I’ve seen. The entire cast was perfect in each roll, and the Elphaba (aka Wicked Witch of the West) was phenomenal. I was blown away! I’m really disappointed I won’t have a chance to see it again while it’s in St Louis, but I’m still so, SO happy with the one time seeing it this year.
So, if you’re ever in St Louis, check out the Fabulous Fox – and if WICKED ever comes on tour anywhere near you, check it out! Definitely a must see!
I love collecting things. My main, and largest, collection is my Batman collection. I literally have SO MUCH Batman stuff, that I have 90% of it stored in boxes because I can’t keep it all on display at the moment, at least not until I have more space. But I collect more than just Batman stuff. I collect horror and Marvel things, Nightmare Before Christmas, Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Star Wars (love me some Stormtroopers), etc. I’ve really gotten into Pop! Vinyl figures from shows and movies and games that I love. Which reminds me – I also have a huge book and movie collection. Basically – if I love it, there’s a chance I collect it.
This love of collecting, especially my Batman addiction, isn’t limited to just what I can find locally or order online. More than once I’ve bought things for my collection while on a trip for a completely different reason.
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The season of gift giving is upon us, and everyone is stressing about getting the perfect gift for the special people in their lives. I know everyone that has to buy for me has a terrible time figuring out what to get. So, I spend a lot of time looking for my own gifts for other people.
Do you have a nerdy traveler in your life? Because I have some ideas for you!
This Stormtrooper luggage from American Tourister is seriously perfection. It’s on my own personal wish list! It also comes in Darth Vader and R2D2.
For the Tolkien fan in your life, or anyone looking to share in an adventure, you could pick up the Hobbit Location Guide.
There’s a variety of cool, nerdy passports out there, like this Marvel Comics passport holder.
While you’re picking up the Marvel passport holder, you might as well grab them this cool Captain America travel pillow. It’s also available with Iron Man and Spider-Man.
Road trips? Train rides? Chilly airports? This Survey Corps Snuggler blanket is the perfect way to bundle up on the go. Also available as a female Survery Corp member, or a Titan!
Any Gryffindors on your list? This Gryffindor luggage tag will help them spot their bags next time they head to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
Does your Geek-on-the-Go head into chillier weather often? Bundle them up in this Supernatural Anti-Possession Scarf from Hot Topic.
I hope these gift ideas help you with any last minute shopping for anyone with wanderlust on your list. Let me know how you like the products! I may go after a few for myself.