After two years of hate-watching, NBC finally got it’s shit together for there annual LIVE musical. This cast is charismatic and most importantly FANTASTIC at BOTH acting and singing. PLUS instead of hiring some flashy pop-star as lead they went out and auditioned young women and cast an unknown, Shanice Williams for Dorothy –even NBC was disappointed in BORING Alison Williams. Shanice has been making the promotional rounds all week and what I saw from her during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made me even more excited than I was when they announced they were going to stage The Wiz instead of The Music Man (I am SO happy with this change, so so happy). So read along as Melissa and I live blog The Wiz live! ALSO Cirque du Soleil!