Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Magnificent Wicked the Musical

I’ve never been big on musicals. The fact that the actors had to sing and dance every ten seconds into the storyline made little sense to me. Maybe I lacked the insight but musicals were never my thing. That all changed one fine day when all I could hear was my friends continuously talk about Wicked on social media websites and how it shouldn’t be missed. In order to figure out what all the fuss was about I did what any rational person would do. I logged onto popular website TicketVistas and bought me a pair of Cheap Wicked Tickets and headed to the majestic Gershwin Theater to watch a presentation of what in my opinion was an extremely overrated piece of Broadway. Boy was I proven wrong.

The musical manages to capture the same majestic grandeur of Oz which made the classic 1939 Hollywood movie starring iconic actress Judy Garland a massive blockbuster. It features magnificent performances all around and breakthrough special effects which contribute heavily to the overall feel of the show. The set design is breathtaking and does a great job of bringing the Land of Oz back to life. The music and lyrics kick things up a notch and set the bar for magical entertainment.
Wicked is probably the best musical I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen quite a few. The story of a green-skinned evil witch Elphaba and her relationship with popular good witch Glinda is a treat to watch. Except for a few parts which were frightening for children, the musical does a fantastic job of immersing the audience in the enchanted Land of Oz
It takes two to tango. Wicked gives you a chance to hear the bad guys side of the story for a change, who, under normal circumstances, die a painful death at the hands of the hero. The audience wakes up to citizens of Oz celebrating the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. During that time Glinda, the Good Witch of the South appears to explain, through a series of flashbacks, why the green skinned witch whose name is Elphaba melted and their history together.
Popularly dubbed as “The Untold Story of Oz” the musical is based on Gregory Maguire’s best-selling book titled Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West which was a parallel novel to the classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The show makes frequent references to the beloved Frank Baum book, and is written from the perspective of the Wicked Witch of the West whilst Dorothy’s journey through the Land of Oz.

Children make up a large portion of the audience and are drawn to this particular musical because of its ability to appeal to their imaginations by breathing life into their favorite characters from the movie right before their eyes.
If you’re planning on purchasing Wicked Broadway Tickets then I’d recommend seeing the show in the company of your family and friends to get more bang for your buck. This one will surely entertain you like it entertained me. Have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Wicked is my favourite coz Wicked is probably the best musical I’ve ever seen.