One “Wicked” Weekend

One “Wicked” Weekend

Happy Monday friends!  I hope you had a great weekend and your Monday is off to a marvelous start.

My weekend was simply Wicked!

greenville peace center wicked

Sunday my friend Melanie and I went to Greenville to see one of my favorite musicals, Wicked.  Even though our husbands didn’t have tickets to the show, they offered to drive us down the mountain and hang out in Greenville for the afternoon.  So nice of them!

I think they just wanted some boy time. 🙂

greenville peace center

Before the show started, the four of us had brunch at Soby’s.  Soby’s is a nice restaurant across the street from the Greenville Peace Center, where the big shows are.

sobys greenville

They had a big fancy buffet including an omelet station…

sobys brunch

… and a chocolate fountain.  I tried to exercise self control, but when staring at something like this, I struggle!

sobys brunch 2

After lunch Melanie and I left the boys to grab our seats.

wicked greenville peace center 2

The show was amazing!  Obviously there were no pictures allowed during the show, but I did snap the one below way before it started.  This is the second time I’ve seen Wicked and it is spectacular.   If you aren’t familiar with it, it is basically the story behind the Wizard of Oz.  There are some beautiful themes in the story about acceptance and power.

Melanie and I were channeling the 90s when we read that Ashley Parker Angel, formerly of the boy band O-Town was playing one of the lead roles.  As a boy band fan in my day, I was pretty excited.  He did a great job!  The rest of the cast was top notch as well.

I’ve been singing “Popular” and “Defying Gravity” for hours now.

Everything from the songs to the story made this such a fun show to see.  If you ever have the chance to watch it, I highly recommend it.

greenville peace center wicked 2

After the show we walked around downtown Greenville.

greenville downtown

The weather was in the 60s and it was a gorgeous day!  I had never seen this part of Greenville, and I was so impressed.

downtown greenville 2

These falls run right through downtown!  Such a great little city.

downtown greenville 3

We drove back up the mountain in late afternoon after a simply Wicked time.

downtown greenville 4

Monday Morning YouTube Inspiration

And for those of you who don’t love Broadway shows as much as I do, I found some really inspiring videos to start your week off right.

The first one is about a girl who loves to run more than anyone I have seen.  Seeing something like this makes me appreciate the gift of being able to run even more.


The second one is one killer abs routine.  Anybody else want to try this?


While you are over on You Tube, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. I’ve got some great stuff coming soon.

I’ll see you back here tomorrow for a sweet salad dressing with a low sugar twist!

And of course, have a Marvelous Monday! Thanks for the linkup Katie.

Your turn!

Do you like Broadway shows?

Who wants to take on that ab challenge? Anyone?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:17-04:00 February 9th, 2015|Asheville / WNC Living, Friends & Family, Fun, Southeast Travel, Travel|32 Comments


  1. Strength | Running in a Skirt March 30, 2015 at 5:00 am - Reply

    […] suddenly and dramatically.  It has been really hard to wrap my head around.  We just went to see Wicked a few weeks […]

  2. Amy Ostwalt February 10, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Love Wicked! Teared up on the first you tube vide and just tried the ab challenge. Wow! Perhaps if I could work on keeping up with those girls then I might have abs like them! Doubt it though!

  3. Jess @hellotofit February 10, 2015 at 7:45 am - Reply

    I love Broadway shows! The most recent one I saw (which was years ago) was Phantom of the Opera at the Kennedy Center 🙂 and I love chocolate fountains, it’s the way to my heart 😉

  4. Lauren @ ihadabiglunch February 9, 2015 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I saw Wicked close to ten years ago — whoa! Okay maybe eight haha that sounds a bit better. I played that cd over and OVER again. So many great, addicting songs on there! I love omelet stations…they remind me of taking vacations with my family as a kid and thinking omelet stations were so fancy in the hotels haha

    • JulieWunder February 10, 2015 at 7:26 am - Reply

      Haha. I age myself all the time. It’s not pretty.
      Anyways! This buffet was definitely like a fancy hotel buffet.

  5. Susanna @Zealous Mom February 9, 2015 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    1). I love Greenville. (especially the river end) 2). I love Wicked (saw it on Broadway back in 2008). So, I am so envious of your weekend but excited that you had so much fun. Great pictures!

    • JulieWunder February 10, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

      I’m envious you saw it on Broadway! Amazing!

  6. Danyelle Musselman February 9, 2015 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    I saw Wicked on Broadway some years back, it remains one of my favorite plays!

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes February 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    I love Broadway shows! I’ve seen Wicked and LOVED it, I would love to see it again! And I love that story about the track star, pretty amazing if you ask me!

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm - Reply

      So amazing! She loves running enough for her legs to loose feeling. wow.

  8. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama February 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    I loved the video of the girls ab challenge. So awesome!

  9. Blane Sherer February 9, 2015 at 11:49 am - Reply

    My daughter completed a summer internship at The Peace Center this past summer. That was the final step in her graduation as an Art Major from App State. She loved eatting at Soby’s and she loved that area. Glad you had a great time.

  10. Cailee February 9, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    I need to do an ab challenge!! 🙂 I try to do walking challenges and up my daily step count on my FitBit! Also, what a fun weekend! So nice that you could double date and then spend some girl time together! Lunch looks delicious!

  11. Jaime February 9, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I have a few friends who saw Wicked this weekend. Sounds like a fantastic weekend!!

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      It was! Any weekend with Broadway is a winner in my book!

  12. Emilie February 9, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about Wicked! I live 2 hours from NYC but have never seen a show on Broadway. That’s a bucket list item for sure 🙂

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 3:48 pm - Reply

      OH! You HAVE to go!! I’ve seen the traveling shows all over the place, but never one in New York. It is on my bucket list too.

  13. Gingi February 9, 2015 at 9:32 am - Reply

    Ahhh, I’m so jealous!! I haven’t seen Wicked since it first came out!! <3 –

  14. Barbara Cureton February 9, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Wicked is awesome! Some friends and I drove down Sunday and enjoyed the show.
    It was a beautiful weekend to stroll downtown. Greenville is a lovely town. ri

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      I agree! So nice that we have it so close by to Asheville.

  15. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie February 9, 2015 at 8:45 am - Reply

    I’m glad y’all had a great time! I am so excited to go this weekend! It will be my first time seeing Wicked. I actually tried to get us dinner reservations at Soby’s, but since we are going on Valentine’s Day they were already booked : /

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 3:49 pm - Reply

      You are going to love the show. Are you listening to the music yet???

  16. Katie @ Live Half Full February 9, 2015 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I love, love, love Wicked! I’ve seen it twice! And I’ve seen that ab workout, but never tried it!

  17. I’ve never seen Wicked but I’ve always wanted to. Love the music. Why does it always taste better when someone else makes your omelet?

    • JulieWunder February 9, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

      Seriously! Mine never tastes that good. It might be the amount of oil I saw in the pan…………
      Sigh 🙂

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