...or, how I watched Wicked the Musical with my 5 year-old son :D
Yup, finally, after getting to know Wicked last year in August, then fangirling for about four to five months, I got to finally watch Wicked a year later, here, in my very own Sydney! Haven't written anything about it here but I'm eager to document these step-by-step how-to of how I manage to get my son to enjoy the 2.5-hour musical with my husband and me (Getting your husband to go with you and watch the show is much easier as he is a grown-up and he is your husband, after all but with your kid?....).
How to watch a 2.5-hour musical show with a five-year old boy
A. Long before the show (when you actually didn't know if you ever get to watch the show... :D)
1. Singing the songs over and over again that he unconsciously starts singing them too
The very first song (and phrase) my son caught was not Defying Gravity, but "nothing matters, but nothing watermelon...." of Dancing Through Life . (Note: It's actually "nothing matters, but nothing really matters..". And this was a year ago, after my first encounter with Wicked, haha.
"...when you're dancing.. through life..."
2. Getting him to know what it's all about"Do you know what song it is?"
"It's called Dancing Through Life. It's from my favourite show. It's called Wicked. It's about a green witch."
And thereafter we referred to Wicked as "The Green Witch Show" :D.