Musicals: 2013 / 2014 Season
Orange County Performing Arts Center, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ended 17 Mar 2013 after 25 days
Remember the last time an original Broadway musical made you laugh, cry and think - in the right places, and for the right reasons?
Elysa Gardner, US Today
The one and only Wicked is on tour, hitting the Segerstrom Hallin Costa Mesa, CA, Ended 17 Mar 2013.
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked is the story of The Land of Oz, The Emerald City and The Yellow Brick Road long before Dorothy and Toto. Concerning Glinda and Elphaba, better known as The Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of The West, this is the story of an unlikely friendship and how love, ambitions and accomplishments dictate the paths they chose, and the rest of their lives.
Wicked is the smash hit of the noughts, that's still breaking records over a decade later, with Stephen Schwartz' breath-taking original songs, including 'Defying Gravity', 'Popular' and 'As Long As You're Mine', creating the perfect soundtrack to this instant classic.
Pushed together as room-mates at The University of Shiz, initially the beautiful and popular Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba. Soon they learn to put their differences aside, and form an unexpected bond, that stays with them for years to come. An uplifting and affirming adventure, get your tickets for the hottest tour in town!
Elphaba's green transformation is down to MAC PRO Chromacake in Landscape Green, which was specially created just for the show, and is not available for regular purchase. Pots of the emerald hue are mixed with water because it's non-smudging powers are the most long-lasting. It's almost like magic...
Opening night: 20 February 2013
Closing night: 17 March 2013
Recommended age for children is 8 years and up. There is nothing of a vulgar or sexual nature, but there are adult themes. Everyone is required to have a ticket.
2 hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission (Act 1: 1 hour 30 mins / Act II: 1 hour)
41 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)
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