If you're like me, you watched NBC's A Very Wicked Halloween special and cried your damn eyes out, wishing you could get in a time machine back to 2003!!!
The hour-long special revisited hits from the musical, from "Popular" to "Defying Gravity" — and then Wicked stan Ariana Grande took the stage for an ICONIC performance of "The Wizard and I":
Tag yourself, I'm this fan!!!!!
The whole thing had me IN MY FEELINGS, because it's wild to think that back in 2003, when I was geeking out over Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth and making "For Good" lyrics my AIM away message — Ariana Grande was also just a regular ole' theater kid doing the same damn thing.
And now it has come FULL DAMN CIRCLE!
Like, here is a video of young Ariana SLAYING THE HELL out of "The Wizard and I" way back in the day:
Here are some old tweets about her Wicked
And here she friggin' is backstage with her grandma and Kristin Chenoweth:
Like, this is just SO MAJOR:
Congrats, Ariana. Elphie would be proud.
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