Sunday, August 12, 2007


A few weeks ago, I traveled down to Illinois with some of my teacher friends to see the smash hit musical, WICKED. I can't believe it took me so long to see this one. It was FANTASTIC!

The story is companion to The Wizard of Oz story. It focuses around the lives of Glinda the Witch of the East and Elphalba the Witch of the West. The two witches meet at boarding school where they inadvertently become roommates. Glinda is the witch everyone loves, but her skills are not quite up to par. Elphalba is the green-faced outcast with fantastic skills, but is not given the time of day. Elphalba's character, although a bit fierce, becomes likeable and everyone begins to root for her. At the same time, Glinda soon realizes there is more to life than looking pretty and searches out the good in Elphalba so that everyone else can see it as well.

We all know how it ends... in the Wizard of Oz.

The singing was fantastic and the storyline just lovely. Definitely one I would see again!

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