This past week we were invited to come and see one of the hottest shows on Broadway, Wicked. Believe it or not, with all the shows I have seen, this is one I had never seen! We were excited to go and see the show for ourselves.
Wicked is celebrating 10 “oz-some” years on Broadway and one can easily see why after seeing the production. Not all stories are presented clearly, and the perception of the Wicked Witch of the West from the Wizard of Oz is just such an example. In Wicked, we are introduced to the back story of Elphaba (more commonly known as the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (Glinda the Good) and we are given an in depth explanation of how these witches came to be. One is born with emerald skin, misunderstood, and very opinionated. The other is very popular, pretty, and ambitious. Wicked takes us on a journey as they become unlikely friends and send the world of Oz into a whirlwind.
This surprising twist on the classic tale was very creative, one that was definitely thought provoking and fun. This show is very extraordinary production and you can expect to see some grand sets, costumes, and special effects. Of course, there is also the music, which is very well known and loved. The actresses that portrayed Elphaba and Glinda both had very incredible voices which brought the story to life. I really enjoyed the charisma of Glinda, who did an excellent job in the show.
Wicked is a crowd pleaser, to be sure, as every member of the audience was on their feet, loving the performance we had seen. This show is everything you hope Broadway to be, magical and theatrical, and a wonderful way to spend an evening in the city.
You can purchase tickets to see the show for yourself by visiting Wicked the Musical online. The show is currently playing at the Gershwin Theatre, which has recently undergone an exciting renovation to coincide with the 10th year anniversary of the show. New seats, which are incredibly comfortable, and offer more leg room, and a very nice high-tech bathroom are just some of the great features in the newly restored theatre.