The Day I Soar High – Musical Wicked on Broadway

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The Day I Soar High – Musical Wicked on Broadway

The summer of 2012 will be unforgettable: with many reasons. I say I’m a dreamer, and that’s true. I’m dreamer and a do-er. I dream and l like to make it real. One of the advantages of being a dreamer is that I have goals in life, and I’ll see the success from a lot of them. Some of them are, of course, too big to see the result right away but I’m easy to please. This summer, I cleared few things off on my to-do list. My dearest Stephen surprised me with the tickets. The whole time we were planning to visit NYC I just wanted to make sure we see at least one show on Broadway. And he had the ticket already. You can say ‘Aw’ now. J

The Musical Wicked at Gershwin Theater

If you are reading Runaway Juno, you know by now that I’m a musical buff. There are certain things that I would spend money without a doubt and theater is one of them. Theater district was my favorite place to hangout, and I’ve seen several original tours came to Korea but it was not the Broadway. And the number one show Wicked didn’t come to Korea and I’m glad. I couldn’t even imagine translating the lyrics.

This summer, I wore the prettiest dress and shoes, put on makeup and walked into Gershwin Theater with a ticket for the musical Wicked.

at Gershwin Theater Musical Wicked with Stephen

at Gershwin Theater for Musical Wicked with Stephen

Two and a half hours later…


I didn’t want to talk, I didn’t want to evaluate, but just sit and think back the amazing last two hours. The stage was smaller than I thought, maybe I made it so big in my imagination, and the costume was beyond amazing. I could go to Emerald City to just wear the outfit.

They were not the cast I was dreamt to see, but both of the leads and the ensemble were wonderful. The whole time, I couldn’t help but imagine two of my favorite performers on the stage. Once again, I realized that I didn’t make a mistake to put the lyrics on my Master’s Thesis book. The lyrics of Defying Gravity is passively the first English metaphor I learned. Because I guess, it was meant to be, to defying gravity.

I am happy everything is not the same.

I am happy that playing by the rules of my game.

I am happy that I trusted my instincts and leaped.

Time square at NYC

I’m giving myself another chance to fly

I’m through accepting limits ’cause someone says they’re so

Some things I cannot change but till I try, I’ll never know!

It was a tough year, and still, it’s not so easy. It feels like walking on the foggy bridge. The only one light brighten my way is the little light called ‘hope’ above my head. Breakdowns have come, and still, I have doubts. But I realized that by doing that I’m limiting myself. I was tired of accepting limits by someone else, and I was doing the same thing. I’m giving myself another chance to fly. To soar.

If you ask “Did you cry?”

Are you kidding me? Of course, I did.

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Meaghan says:

    Yea Juno! I’m glad you got to see it! And good on Stephen for taking you!
    I like him even more now…

  2. Awh that’s awesome. I love your dress BTW! so cute.

  3. Alouise says:

    Love this post. Wicked is such a great musical. I’m glad you got to see it in New York. As they sing in The Producers, “there’s nothing like a show on Broadway.”

  4. Beth says:

    No business like show business right? Wicked is wickeeeed. Loved the dress 🙂

  5. Gina says:

    Aw, love that show. That’s great you got to see it in New York on Broadway; I saw it when they were touring in San Diego. Also love the song Defying Gravity and it was cool to read how you tied the show and song into your life.

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Gina! Musical Wicked has been really a special part of my life for me. I think they touch the heart of the minors, like me, that’s why it’s so appealing to a lot of people.

  6. Jeannie says:

    Wicked is absolutely amazing! Such a good choice in show! Remember, you can always defy gravity!

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