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Forget all that you know about The Wizard of Oz and be transported once again to the magical land of Oz! This time, however, the action takes place way before the arrival of Dorothy and her pooch Toto. Wicked is the story of two magically inclined women, one blonde, and one green of skin - and their coming-of-age as the forces of good and (perceived) 'wicked'.
Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire, Wicked explores the foundation of the Oz legend, of what made Glinda and Elphaba become the icons of good and bad, and whether all is what it appears to be in later stories.
Wicked was the smash hit of the new millennium that continues to break records over 15 years later with Stephen Schwartz's breathtaking original songs, including "Defying Gravity", "Popular" and "As Long As You're Mine", creating the perfect soundtrack to this beloved new classic.
Thrown together as unwilling roommates at The University of Shiz, initially the beautiful, blonde and effervescent Glinda clashes with the fiery, misunderstood, green-skinned Elphaba. Facing various challenges in their experiences, they learn to put their differences aside and form an unexpected bond that stays with them for years to come, despite the political and magical upheaval that engulfs Oz. What makes someone truly "Wicked?" An uplifting and affirming adventure that journeys way below the skin and the heart of life.
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 (Booooo.) Pots of the emerald hue are mixed with water because its non-smudging powers are the most long-lasting. It's almost like magic... Kudos, MAC.
Opening night: 9 February 2022
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.
Two hours and 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission (Act 1: 1 hour 30 mins / Act II: 1 hour)
You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.
Talia Suskauer as Elphaba
Allison Bailey as Glinda
Sharon Sachs as Madame Morrible
Cleavant Derricks as The Wizard
Amanda Fallon Smith as Nessarose
Tom Flynn as Doctor Dillamond
Curt Hansen as Fiyero
DJ Plunkett as Boq
Natalia Vivino as Elphaba Stanby
Travante S. Baker as Chistery
Director - Joe Mantello
Music & Lyrics - Stephen Schwartz
Book - Winnie Holzman
Based on the Novel by Gregory Maguire
Musical Staging - Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design - Eugene Lee
Costume Design - Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design - Kenneth Posner
Sound Design - Tony Meola
Produced by Marc Platt, David Stone, Jon B. Platt
Best Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Best Scene Design: Eugene Lee
Best Actress in a Musical: Idinal Menzel
Best Original Score: Stephen Schwartz
Best Book of a musical: Winnie Holzman
Best Lighting Desigm: Kenneth Posner
Best Choreography: Wayne Cilento
Best Orchestrations: William David Brohn
Outstanding Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Outstanding Book: Winnie Holzman
Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Oustanding Set Design of a musical: Eugene Lee
Oustanding Director of a Musical: Joe Mantello
Outstanding Broadway Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Musical: Joe Mantello
Outstanding Set Design: Eugene Lee
Oustanding Costume Design: Susan Hilferty
Outstanding Production of a Musical
Susan Hilferty and the entire costume team won the Eddy Award - for Wicked's Costumes
Best Musical Show Album - original cast recording of Wicked
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ENCHANTING Brilliant timeless
The performance of 'Defying Gravity' at the end of Act I will give you chills.
Almost 13 years after it's debut, you still can't go wrong with Wicked, a perfect adventure for the whole family! Eugene Lee's scenic design coupled with Susan Hilferty's costume artistry will have you engrossed in their magic throughout the production.Read full review
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