by Justin Wirick
The Wicked 2nd National Tour celebrated 10 years on Tuesday, March 12 while in Boise, Idaho. I've been lucky enough to be a part of this company for more than nine of those those years. Wicked Munchkinland is where my heart lies. It has become my home since January 2010, and my friends and family are all here. I wanted to create a personalized gift to commemorate this anniversary and to honor the legacy everyone here has been a part of.
I framed the costume rendering that represented each track in the show and then listed everyone from opening to present, over the course of a decade, who has been cast in those tracks. I wanted to bring out the reminder that this is an amazing show and we should be so proud to be a part of it. It means and brings so much to people, and that is why this show will go on for a long time. Each individual’'s time here is a piece of that legacy and to see it on paper, I hope, meant something special to everyone.
There are still two original Munchkinland cast members, Kerry Blanchard & Ryan Patrick Farrell. It is with their leadership, dedication, and passion that this show and company continues to resonate the way it does with all of us.
Big thank you to my fellow cast member, Tregoney Shepherd, for helping me assemble and wrap these gifts.