Full New London Cast Announced

The New Leads in WICKED London Will be :

Elphaba: Rachel Tucker
Glinda: Louise Dearman
Fiyero: Lewis Bradley (March 29th through May 8th)
Fiyero: Lee Mead starting May 10
The Wizard : Clive Carter
Mme Morrible : Julie Legrand
Nessarose : Cassandra Compton
Boq :George Ure
Dillamond :Julia Forsynth
Elphaba Standby : Nikki Davis-Jones
Glinda Standby : Sarah Earnshaw

WICKED to Return to Chicago this Holiday Season

... well not for an open ended run. But still, Wickeds 1st National tour will occupy Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (It Cannot run in its Home of the Oriental theatre, due to the soon to be open sit down production of BILLY ELLIOT) from December 1st-January 23rd. Tickets Not yet on sale. The show WILL NOT extend its run, so if you are in the Chicago area during that time, hurry when tickets get on sale, because I can guarantee you that you will not be able to get seats while the show is there. you can always try lotto, but there are no guarantees in that case :)

Andy Karl to replace Kevin Kern as Fiyero on Broadway on February 2nd.

Hey Everone, Andy Karl, best known for playing Kyle the UPS guy in Legally Blonde, and Joe in 9 to 5 will replace Kevin Kern as Fiyero on February 2nd, 2010. I tried posting this a few days ago, but my computer shut down. I apologize for the lateness of the post.

Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman to Star in WICKED London

Actresses Rachel Tucker and Louise Dearman will replace Alexia Khadime as Elphaba and Dianne Pilkington as Glinda respectivley on March 29th 2010. They will be amazing!

A New Life

I saw Avatar last night. I'm going to go ahead and say that it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. As I was walking out of the theater I heard a young by say to his father, "that was the best movie I have ever seen, I havn't seen a movie that great since I was like 3". Cutest thing ever! Kids really do say the darnedest things! Ahh like always, I digress.

Back to the movie...It was more than just a movie. It was a moving piece of artwork. It touched people spiritually. The colors were fantastic, the animals were remarkable, the storyline was captivating. It really makes me think of what we are doing to our planet. We are ruining our earth plain and simple. Drilling here, building there, its all useless. No one is going to realize this until there is nothing left and it's too late to save. Why can't all of us love what we have right now? We are always wanting more. Why? What is it all for? We are never going to be satisfied if we always want more. Ok, so I am rambling..I'll stop! The movie right?! All I can say was that it really was the best movie I have ever seen. Best on more than one level. I def recommend it!

Sooo...what else? I am not the best blogger as I never really have a story to tell and I tend to just speak my mind! I will speak my mind again now! These past two weeks have been a very hard time for me. Today I am doing much better, and I will only continue to get better from here on out! I have many people surrounding me that love me and I am not going to be down anymore. 2010 I am starting my new life. I am going to live in abundance. I am going to live spiritually. I am going to be happy. All I ask is that you all do the same! Life is love, and it's a wonderful thing!!

Shawna Marie

2010 is a new year...

Ahhh, 2010 finally came to grace us with her presence! A new year. A new decade. A new chance to start off the way you want to. Hopefully we all don't lose motivation on our new found goals this year. I haven't yet thought of a New Year's resolution, but I'm sure one will come to me soon!

What is the reason for a New Year's resolution anyway? If you want to stop smoking, why wait until the new year? If you want to lost 10 or even 15 pounds, why wait until the new year? I have heard numerous times at holiday parties by people who struggle with weight, "I can eat all I want now because come the new year I'm on a diet". Ahem, that just poor decision making right there. If you say that this year, you are most definitely going to say that next year. Why not watch what you eat all year long therefor you don't have to crash diet at the beginning of the year. Stuff like this just boggles my mind! But I digress.

A New Year's resolution shouldn't be something you can change on the outside. It should be something meaningful and something you can really appreciate. For instance, if you missed your son's hockey games this year say "hey i'm going to make it to at least one game a week". It really is that simple. If you're slacking at work you can work harder, better, and longer or even towards a promotion. A New Year's resolution should be something you can do for yourself on the inside, more mindset than anything. Take a yoga class to help with anger issues, do reiki to help with small health issues, anything that will help the inner being of yourself.

We have to take care of ourselves this year. We have to change the way we are. We have to become one with the earth again. We are so hyped on new gizmos and gadgets that we fail to see what is happening in the world around us. When we ignore the fact that there is an issue with the way we treat the world as well as others, we are only failing ourselves and our future offspring. It's your call, but I say lets change ourselves and make the world a better place again. It might just be the hippie in me talking but I think it's a good plan!

This past year has proven to be an up and down year for me. From family to my friends and the guys I dated, relationships came and went. I met a lot of great new people this year, and I am thankful I have. I am even thankful for the ones that didn't end up so good, or the way I wanted them to. Things happen for a reason and you can't dwell on life's little bumps. Life does go on! Like I said, this is a new year. A new relationship so to speak. A new start. So start something good! Life is love, and it's a wonderful thing!

Shawna Marie