We’re all familiar with the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, named the most-watched motion picture by the Library of Congress. The musical Wicked, based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a parallel to the classic film.
Instead of following Dorothy in her quest to return to Kansas the musical tells the stories of the witches of the Land of Oz. The plot begins well before Dorothy’s arrival, when Elphaba, an outcast with green skin, and Galinda, a popular and charismatic beauty, were just two unlikely friends. Rivalry ensues between the two friends over opposing beliefs and a shared love-interest, which leads to Elphaba becoming the Wicked Witch of the West.
The musical, called “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” by the New York Times, has come a long way since its premiere on Broadway in October of 2003. It has since opened up five other North American productions, two national tours, and a number of international productions in places like Japan and Germany.
Holding world box office records around the world, Wicked is quickly becoming a popular culture addiction. It’s a fascinating take on the original tale and a great show for anyone who couldn’t get enough of the wonderful world of Oz.
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