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Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s classic storybook The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 2003, and its first national tour launched in 2005. Wicked has won over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards.
The story tells the tale of two young girls who meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and popular Glinda, and the misunderstood green-skinned Elphaba.
Wicked will be playing at the Music Hall in Kansas City from October 3-28, 2018. Tickets start at $39. For more information, visit WickedtheMusical.com.
What is Wicked?
Wicked is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternate telling of the 1939 Frank L. Baum book The Wizard of Oz and 1939 film.
The musical premiered on Broadway in 2003, winning three Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards. Wicked has become one of the most popular Broadway shows of all time, grossing over $3.3 billion dollars worldwide. The show has been performed in many cities across the globe, including London, Sydney, Toronto, Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico City, and more.
Kansas City is thrilled to welcome Wicked back to town! The musical will be playing at the Kansas City Music Hall from May 8-20, 2018. Get your tickets today for this amazing show!
The Plot of Wicked
Wicked tells the story of two girls, Elphaba and Glinda, who meet at Shiz University. Elphaba is an unusual girl who is always trying to stand up for what she believes in, even if it means making enemies. Glinda is a popular girl who doesn’t always think about the consequences of her actions. Despite their differences, the two girls become friends. But when they get caught up in a magical plot to overthrow the Wizard of Oz, their friendship is put to the test. Can they still be friends after all that happens?
The Characters of Wicked
The Wicked Witch of the West – Elphaba
The Wicked Witch of the West is the central character of Wicked. Born with emerald green skin, she is an outcast from society who grows to become a powerful political figure. She is intelligent, headstrong, and determined to make her own way in the world.
Glinda – Galinda
Glinda is a beautiful and popular girl who befriends Elphaba at school. She is kind-hearted and well-meaning, but can also be superficial and self-centered. Glinda goes on to become a successful politician in her own right.
Fiyero – Fiero
Fiyero is a handsome prince who falls in love with Elphaba. He is fun-loving and carefree, but also has a deep sense of morality. Fiyero’s relationship with Elphaba challenges him to rethink his place in the world.
The Songs of Wicked
The first national tour of Wicked started on June 10, 2005, in Toronto. The show has been playing in Kansas City since July 5, 2006, and has been seen by over a million people.
The songs of Wicked are some of the most popular in recent years. The show features such classics as “Defying Gravity,” “For Good,” and “Popular.”
The Set and Costumes of Wicked
When it comes to the set and costumes of Wicked, Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, had a few things to say. In an interview with Playbill, he stated, “The set is extraordinary. It’s like walking into a veritable Oz. It’s like you’re really there.” He also went on to say that the costumes are “gorgeous” and that they help bring the story to life.
The History of Wicked
Wicked is a Broadway musical that tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West from the Oz books. The musical opened on Broadway in 2003 and has been playing to packed houses ever since. Wicked has won dozens of awards, including three Tony Awards, and has been praised by critics and audiences alike.
The show focuses on the friendship between Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda, the future Good Witch of the South. The two girls grow up together in Oz, but their lives take very different paths. Elphaba is misunderstood and mistreated because of her green skin, and she eventually becomes an enemy of the state. Glinda, on the other hand, is a popular society girl who uses her powers for good.
Wicked is more than just a story about witches; it’s a story about friendship, love, and acceptance. The musical has something for everyone, and it’s sure to leave you with a smile on your face.
The Reception of Wicked
The musical Wicked has been playing in Kansas City for a few weeks now, and the reception has been overwhelmingly positive! Critics and audiences alike have been praising the production for its stunning visuals, impressive acting, and moving story. If you haven’t had a chance to see Wicked yet, you’re missing out on one of the best musical experiences of the year!
Wicked in Kansas City
While you may not be able to experience the full force of a live Broadway musical in your town, you can travel to see one of the many touring productions that bring these amazing shows to life across the country. If you have a taste for adventure, why not see Wicked when it comes to Kansas City?
Wicked is playing at the Music Hall in Kansas City from Tuesday, October 1st through Sunday, October 20th. Get your tickets now and enjoy one of the most popular musicals of all time!