“There are two sides to every story. Just because you think you know everything about something, but when you find out what really went on, it tends to be more complicated and black and white.??? – Stephen Schwartz, Composer/Lyricist (Wicked)
Wicked is one of those stories who puts the point of view and perspective of the story in the eyes of an antagonist. As introduced in the legendary tale of the Wizard of Oz, Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West is a mean and conniving witch who is hated by everybody in the village. However, did it ever occur to anybody that just like most of us, Elphaba also had a story to tell? Every wonder if the Wicked Witch of the West really is wicked? Uncover the tale of Elphaba as this hit Broadway musical encores to the theater stage with more spells, music and never-before-seen stories!
Wicked is the untold story of the Wicked Witch of The West. It tells the story from a very long time ago, even before Dorothy arrived at Oz, there were two little girls who once shared a warm friendship with one another. One, known as Elphaba, the girl who has emerald green skin, is tough, fierce and misunderstood. The other one is Glinda, the white blonde girl who is well-known in the village due to her beauty and ambitions in life. Elphaba is a social outcast whose students at Shiz University would keep their distance from and Glinda is the super popular girl in school that everybody likes. Though Elphaba is smart and has great potential at sorcery, nobody pays attention to her because of her green skin. Wicked tells the tale of how two unlikely friends came to be the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West. It follows the series of events that led the two to become who they are as judged by the people surrounding them.
Wicked is a critically-acclaimed performance which received thirty-five major awards which includes awards from Grammys and TONY. It is recognized by Entertainment Weekly as “The Best Musical of the Decade???. Written based in the original novel of Gergory Maguire, Wicked is also tagged as a “Cultural Phenomenon??? by Variety. Idina Menzel, the actress who portrayed Ephaba’s role in the play also won her Tony Award with her standing ovation-inducing performance. It also put the powerful song “Defying Gravity??? in to mainstream success. Wicked is considered to be Broadway’s biggest blockbuster of all time!
Catch the awe-inspiring, powerful and eye-opening tale of the Wicked Witch of the West live. Find out if she really is plain wicked or just a misunderstood girl caught up in the worst situations of her life driven by the people who judge her because of her looks.
With a different perspective about Oz, Wicked is set to give its audience a fine time with its variation of powerful musicals interspersed with somber flashes, it is the perfect combination of a magical and dramatic tale that will keep audiences stapled on their sits for a good 2 and a half hours.
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