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11 Wicked-ly Awesome Gift I

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As a fan of all fractured fairytales I was a major fan of Greggory Maquire and practically jumped up and down when I heard that his best-selling novel ‘Wicked’ was being adapted for the Broadway stage. When I finally got to go see it in all of its emerald green glory I was not disappointed, to say the least. Wicked: The Musical has become so popular that it’s now one of the ten longest-running plays in Broadway history. Proving that I am not alone in my obsession.

So what do you get a Wicked super-fan for the holidays? Here are some ‘Wickedly’ awesome gift ideas to help any Ozian’s heart defy gravity…

1) Wicked Witches Stainless Steel Travel Mug

Send your ‘Wicked’ witch out the door with this beautifully designed travel mug featuring the best frenemies in all of Oz. Click here to buy this Elphaba and Galinda travel mug!

Help your Wicked obsessed loved ones dress the part with the following clothing gift ideas…

2) Shiz University T-shirt (click the link below to find more options)

That special fan can off their Wicked school spirit with this Shiz University T-shirt. Click here to buy this Shiz U t-shirt!

3) “There Are Two Sides to Every Story” Wicked Tank Top

This women’s tank top is a ‘Wickedly’ stylish reminder to always see both sides of this story. Click here to buy this Wicked tank top!

4) Wicked Sweatpants

Anyone would be happy to lounge around in these comfy sweatpants with the Wicked logo down the sides. Click here to buy these Wicked sweatpants!

5) Ruby Red Slipper Socks


These knee high striped socks with ruby red slippers are the perfect gift for the witch of the east or west in your life. Hopefully they just enjoy having warm toes and no one drops a house on them. Click here to buy these ruby red slipper socks!

Here are a couple great gifts for you and your BFF to share and show off your love of Wicked…

6) Hand Stamped Elphaba and Galinda BFF Necklaces

Nothing describes friendship better than this statement “Because I knew you, I have been changed for the good”. Click here to buy these Wicked BFF necklaces

7) “Because I Knew You” BFF Bracelets

These bracelets are another great way for you and your bestie to show how much your friendship means to each other in a way that only true Wicked fans will understand. Click here to buy these Wicked BFF bracelets!

8) Standard Size Wicked Pillowcase

If you want to make sure that your loved ones are having a ‘Wicked’ night’s sleep, this pillow case is a perfect gift. Click here for this Wicked pillowcase!

9) Defying Gravity Wall Decal

If you’re looking for an inspirational gift that can be enjoyed year-round, this wall decal will do the trick. With this quote on the wall from the powerful song ‘Defying Gravity’, no one will ever bring your loved one down. Click here to buy this Defying Gravity Wall Decal!

10) Wicked The Musical: A Pop-Up Book

This book, Wicked The Musical: A Pop-Up Compendium of Splendiferous Delight and Thrillifying Intrigue (say that 10 times fast), is such a creative gift for a super-fan. It’s like putting a mini version of Broadway in their hands (you’ll have to provide the singing though). Click here to buy this Wicked pop-up book!

Help your friends and family celebrate the holiday the Ozian way…

11) One Short Day Ornament

This ornament commemorates Galinda and Elphaba’s awesome time together in Oz. And now you can give this pivotal moment as a gift to be enjoyed every year. Click here to buy this One Short Day ornament!

12) Bonus Ruby Red Slipper Ornament

The symbol of the ruby red slippers is an oldie but a goodie. This ornament makes a great holiday gift or it can even be used as a keychain and enjoyed all year long. Click here to buy this ruby red slipper ornament!

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Broadway Gifts for Geeks & Nerds

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What do you get for that special Broadway baby in your life who loves all things geeky? They already have posters of Broadway shows plastered on their walls, they drink out of their favorite Phantom of the Opera coffee mug every morning, their wardrobe consists of movie and musical quotes, and they own every video game and cartoon series from their childhood. So what’s a gift giver to do?

You can surprise them with the perfect gift to set their geeky drama loving heart all a flutter. These great finds combine the love of geek culture and an obsession with all things Broadway to make you look like the gift giving superstar that you are.

Little Shop of Horrors Audrey II Stainless Steel Vacuum Coffee Cup Mug

You can help anyone start their day off right by sending them out the door with this travel mug that captures joy of the classic murderous musical Little Shop of Horrors with everybody’s favorite video game plumber, Mario. Click Here to Buy the Little Shop of Horrors Geek Cup

For the very fashionable dresser, these T-shirts are a drama geek’s dream come true.

The Phineas of the Opera

Combining the masked maestro himself, The Phantom of the Opera, with the kings of summer fun, Phineas and Ferb, is a match made in geeky heaven in this awesome T-shirt. Buy the Phineas and Phantom of the Opera Tshirt

Les Wizardables

If your favorite thespian is also a Potterhead they’ll love this Harry Potter and Les Miserables crossover shirt. Buy the Les Wizardables Tshirt

The Schuyler Puff Sisters

This tee combines two trios of tough ladies who are all about girl power with The Schuyler Sisters from Hamilton reimagined as The Powerpuff Girls from Townsville. Buy the Hamilton Power Puff Tshirt

Stitch of the Opera

Any musical lover that grew up as a Disney kid can show off their love of both while staying connected to the world with this phone case feature two classic trouble makers, the Phantom of the Opera reimagined as experiment 626 or move lovingly known as Stitch. Buy the Stitch of the Opera Phone Case

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10 Cool Broadway Gifts You Must Have!

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top broadway gifts for theatre loversOne thing that’s kind of cool when I do my must have Broadway gift guides or must have Broadway gifts posts is that I get to see what people like, are interested in and sometimes some of you go through and buy things for me from the list.  This helps me to not only get to see what Broadway gifts you are most interested in, but I also get to have the fun of having them as well!

That’s why I wanted to do another list of top Broadway gifts that you must have for Christmas this year!  It features 10 gift items again and are all ones that I looked up.  You can click through the buy here links and find them all ready to go for the holidays, or whenever.

Thank you again for reading and here are our top Broadway gifts for the year.  (more…)

IfOnly.com a Seriously Cool Gift for Theatre Lovers

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A friend of mine recommended I work with this advertiser and to be honest and clear with you all, I am being paid to write this post.  However, with that said, it is a cool sounding service.  I haven’t tried using IfOnly.com, but I do trust the person who recommended it to me and if they do offer broadway packages like proposals on stage, meeting broadway stars, etc… then I would add them anyways.  So what is IfOnly.com and why am I in love with IfOnly.com and their gifts.  It’s easy.

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Have you ever watched a tv show where someone got an amazing meal from a top level chef or where their dream date happened and thought to yourself, ya right, “If Only” that happened in real life.  Well, that is the goal of IfOnly.com, to provide you with those types of experiences and unique gifts that could only happen it were real.  I’m a foodie and one of my other blogs is a cooking blog.  For me, the IfOnly.com cooking deals are amazing and something I would dream of.  Ranging from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars, you can give foodies a gift that they will never forget.  You can have Chefs like Tyler Florence cook a meal at your actual home or get an actual email with cooking tips from Michael Chiarello.  IfOnly.com is providing those dream experience that you think to yourself If Only they were real.  I kind of got a laugh out of it because I just saw If/Then and when I saw the name I thought of meeting Idina Menzel for dinner and thought If Only lol.  That would be cool!  My friend did see her in a bar here in DC.

Anyways, I will eventually try using IfOnly.com for a gift and see if it works, if it is real and if it is legit.  I also wrote to them saying that if they can make dream dates and things happen here are some that broadway fans would love.  Not that having dinner prepared by amazing chefs before a show wouldn’t be memorable enough.

5 IfOnly.com Broadway Experiences I Hope They Offer

5.  Getting back stage passes to watch the show from the sides.  Not only would you get to hear all of the sound, stage and cue calls, but you’d get to see what it’s really like to be in a show from the Actor and Crew Point of View.

4.  Sitting in the conductors pit.  This would be cool and completely doable.  The trick is having the seat so you can see the stage and experience the music from the instruments and not the speakers.

3.  Getting a backstage pass to meet the cast.  Again, this is doable, especially shows that are going to last for a long time.  It is memorable, would be an amazing date and is a perfect IfOnly.com experience.

2.   Getting on stage for a marriage proposal.  If you’re going to get married, you’re already going to spend a ton of money on the wedding.  Why not have an IfOnly.com proposal that will almost guarantee a yes and do a broadway marriage proposal like the ones in the post I linked to.

1.  A walk on role in an actual broadway show and taking a bow.  I think it was the Howie Mandel game show where you guess the suitcases to win $1 million, but they offered someone a chance of a lifetime, an IfOnly.com experience type of deal to give up and take the walk on role in a broadway show.  If they can do it, IfOnly.com could hopefully do it.  That is one of those IfOnly.com experiences that you would never forget.

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Anyways, hopefully they offer broadway experiences in their deals and packages eventually and one of these would end up on the list.  All of them are doable if the  shows last and would make amazing gifts.  Broadway fans love theatre, have disposable income and this would be something that they may actually go for.  If you’ve using IfOnly.com, please leave a comment below and let us know how it went.  I haven’t used them but eventually I probably will, especially if they offer a broadway type of package and it is a fit.

Read This Before You Buy Broadway Posters – Don’t Get Scammed

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A few years ago I bought a few broadway posters on Amazon and was completely excited to get them.  I ordered the broadway posters framed and ready to go so that I could hang them on my wall.  Unfortunately what I didn’t realize is that I also didn’t pay attention to the ad.

When I opened the broadway posters that I ordered on Amazon, they were print outs of the broadway window card for sale and then framed in the frame that was described.  I was pissed.  Instead of an actual window card, I was stuck with pieces of paper I could have printed on an 11×17 sheet of paper and then framed for cheaper with a frame from Bed Bath and Beyond or another store.  That is why I’m writing this post.  I am able to see what is bought through my amazon links and someone just bought a broadway poster and is getting an 11×17 print out instead of an actual window card.  Before this happens to you, here is how to help reduce the risk of buying a fake paper print out instead of an actual framed broadway poster or window card.

Look at the size being advertised.  If it doesn’t say 14″ x 22″, it isn’t an window card.  14″ x 22″ is the standard size for broadway posters and window cards.  If the size is 11″ x 17″, then it is fake and you should not order it.  I included a couple of fake broadway posters and a few actual window cards in the Amazon widget above (BTW, if you buy from it, make sure you purchase right after clicking so I get credit for the sale and can keep paying to keep this site alive).  I also included a couple of actual broadway posters so you can see the difference. The next thing you should look at is the description.

In the description, look for 11″x17″, print out, copy, replica or other words that don’t say original.  If it does say original, then make sure you also write to the seller and ask for the size.  You also want to ask if it’s a print out or an actual poster purchased from the theatre.  You can also check the reviews from past shoppers through the seller and on the product itself.  If people complain it isn’t a real window card, then avoid it and move on.

One last thing you can do is visit the seller’s website by doing a google search for their name.  From there you can find out more details, see if they have 11″x17″ fake posters or if they sell real window cards.  You should also look on the site to see if they are legit resellers for the shows, if they are partners in the broadway charities and equity companies and if they are authorized to sell them.  If they don’t have this actually displayed then they are not and you need to move on.

If I ever order from Amazon again, I am going to make sure that the descriptions says 14″x22″ broadway poster or window card.  I’ll also look at the reviews and make sure it says original poster.  If it has all of this then it should be a real window card and actually be what you wanted.  Thank you all again for reading and if you buy broadway posters online, make sure you check out everything in this post before hand.