Wicked premiered about a decade ago in 2003 on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre and since then it has been breaking records. The Daily Mail calls it the "perfect choice for a spellbinding night out" , Wicked brings magic to the theater and by the time the show is over the audience are left wanting more. A visually stunning production, exhilarating music numbers and a powerful storyline is what defines Wicked. The emotionally charged musical has a dramatic plot and slips in humor to make it an unforgettable experience for the audiences.
Creative Minds behind the Scenes
The intriguing untold story of the witches of OZ is based on the imaginative novel by Gregory Maguire Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Winnie Holzman taking inspiration reworked it innovatively into a book. The thematic musical score by Stephen Schwartz enhances the storyline, making it more powerful. The melodies are catchy and gel in well with the storyline. The direction by Joe Mantello is immaculate and compliments the plot. Together the creative team creates an experience that has been described as "The Best Musical of the Decade" by Entertainment Weekly.
Tale of the Two Unlikely Friends
The story of Wicked revolves around the relationship of two witches in the land of OZ with Glinda being the good witch and Elphaba, the wicked green skinned witch. Elphaba is portrayed as a passionate and strong character but a misunderstood one. She is the central character who is shown as an outcast. On the other hand, Glinda is portrayed as beautiful and ambitious.
Both Glinds and Elphaba are friends and rivals at the same time, having opposing personalities. Other than sharing the same love interest, they do not have much in common. The fascinating tale dwells on the character of the two friends and how they develop the reputation that they come to be known for. The entire musical traces the lives of the two witches and the events that shape their destiny in the end.
The Wicked Experience
The storyline is a very moving one that everyone can relate to and hence it caters to people of all ages . It touches the audience on a deeper level transporting them to the land of OZ, where the emotions of the two witches become all too real. From start till the end the strong storyline keeps the audience mesmerized and entertained.
The tale of love, trust and friendship unfolds on the visually stunning stage. The dramatic special effects and creatively detailed costumes add to the overall effect making the audience a part of the land of OZ.
You will have moments of joy, light hearted fun, suspense and also scenes that will move you. With a touch of mild humor, "Wicked" brings together all elements of an entertaining musical experience. All in all it has the right ingredients to make it a truly magical fairytale and there is no wonder it has become one of the most popular musicals in the history of Broadway.