Wicked is WOW
What do you get when you send the audience on a magical journey to Oz again in shape of a musical? Answer: The same overwhelming response that the majestic big screen counterpart starring Hollywood icon Judy Garland got back in the late 1930’s.
Wicked the musical made its stage debut back in October of 2003 and completely blew away the competition with its immersive storyline and high production values. When a show experiences success of such magnitude the only thing left to do is purchase Wicked Tickets for a discount from TicketVistas and see what all the fuss is about. That is exactly what I did. After landing a pair of Wicked Tickets for an amazing bargain price I called my friend and attended one of its presentations at the Gershwin Theater in New York.
I was already a fan of the movie and was excited to see the “untold story of Oz” as the show’s creators very cleverly called it. I honestly didn’t think anything could measure up to the original timeless Hollywood classic but to say that this nostalgic revisit to Oz completely blew my mind would be a huge understatement.
Wicked the musical rules through and through and I loved every minute of it. No musical would be complete without brilliant choreography and fantastic music to compliment the choreography and Wicked has both in ample measure. The audience is presented with song and dance moments through the entire length of the show and is a treat to watch.
This musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling book titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West which was a parallel novel to the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show makes frequent references to the beloved Frank Baum book, and is written from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West whilst Dorothy’s journey through the Land of Oz.
The actors playing the roles of Elphaba the green skinned Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the North have done a marvelous job and contribute heavily in making the enchanting Land of Oz believable.
This musical has won my heart and made a fan out of me along with millions of other people. If you are a parent looking to make up to your kids for missing their soccer game then its time you took them to a presentation of Wicked. I guarantee they’ll have a grand time and will remember this one long after they’ve grown up.