Partying and Things I like…
Wicked is a magnificent musical that presents fabulous choreography, a very dynamic stage and music and lyrics which elevate this musical to a whole new level. This is where the bad guys, and it’s about damn time, get a chance to tell the audience their side of the story and they do it rather well.
I always thought that bad guys in a movie or play were misunderstood creatures. To me they just appeared to be a hurdle the protagonist of the show was aiming to destroy in order to rescue a damsel in distress and eventually win her affections. Every bad guy has a story to tell, an angle which is hidden from the audience. Wicked is a defiant musical. It talks about things that were left untouched in the original story. Like how did the green skinned Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West, her relationship with Glinda the Good Witch. The story will also shed light on what made the scarecrow a scarecrow and what made those annoying monkeys fly (the annoying monkeys are a treat to watch in the show by the way, the special effects are super cool and Oz seems real in every possible way).
Is a return trip to Oz worth the time and money? Absolutely. Why? You ask. Well for starters who wouldn’t want to revisit the magical realm all of us dreamt of visiting at some point in our life. Secondly, this musical should be seen for the mere fact that there are other tales set in the world of Oz besides the one shown on the classic blockbuster movie. Untold stories which a diehard fan would kill to know. Picture a trip to middle-earth while seeing The Hobbit. It might not be what The Lord of the Rings was but it’s certainly a treat to watch. Same can be said about Wicked the musical.
Based on Gregory McGuire’s spin-off book titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked the musical takes you back to the same enchanted land Frank Baum invented in his timeless classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Wicked the musical differs greatly from the classic movie though. This is the “untold story of Oz” as the creators of the show very cleverly put it.
The relationship between Elphaba and Glinda is the highlight of the show and the actresses portraying those roles do complete justice to their roles. The story is captivating and stellar vocal performances are scattered throughout the musical.
The musical will address questions that went unanswered in the first movie and it does it so well that the audience are left mesmerized. The only thing I could do after the show ended was stand up, applaud and thank popular website TicketVistasfor hooking me up with hard to find Cheap Wicked Tickets. I’d recommend you take your children along for this one. As New York Times put it, “Wicked is to mothers and daughters what the Lion King is the fathers and sons”. You have my word your offspring’s will love this magnificent piece of Broadway.