WICKED is a Broadway Musical that appeals to all ages and a bucket list worthy Broadway play.
1. EVERYONE that I know who has seen the broadway play has LOVED it!!!
Seriously, I have yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy this play.
So what’s the musical about?
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the Land of Oz. One – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
2. WICKED weaves together elements of the Wizard of OZ to give you the background of the story.
I did not read the books and the play really helped me answer so many questions that I never really thought about before. The play really gives you insight and the backstory into the why behind the characters and the significant moments that shaped them. I don’t want to give away too many secrets from the plot because I really enjoyed having those “aha” moments during WICKED as the story progresses.
3. You gain a new understanding and empathy for Elphaba
Elphaba was so misunderstood. You really gain an empathy for her character as the story unfolds especially when you learn more about her history and what she experienced. The why is so critical to the story. You will see an unlikely friendship develop between Glinda and Elphaba and also see a softer side of Elphaba with an unlikely romance.
4. If you’ve seen WICKED before, you will fall in love with the show all over again and if it’s your first time, you will understand what all of the buzz is about.
The vocals by the actresses who play Glinda and Elphaba were absolutely beautiful!!!! Their range and stamina was incredible and I see why so many people who have seen WICKED love the soundtrack!
WICKED will play at the Aronoff in Cincinnati
September 13–October 15
Tickets for WICKED are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS(2787).
For more information about WICKED log on to www.wickedthemusical.com.
The Aronoff is located at 650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Photo credit: Joan Marcus
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are my own.