Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wicked

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Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wicked poster
On my seventh edition of my Musical segment, I am featuring the untold story of the witches of Oz titled “Wicked.” Wicked is a Tony-Award winning musical that started its production on Broadway on October 30, 2003. The plot of the musical was based on the best selling novel “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” by Gregory Maguire.

According to Wikipedia, “Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. The plot is set mostly before Dorothy's arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.”

Aside from 3 Tony Awards, Wicked also grabbed 6 Drama Desk Awards, 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 1 Grammy Award and more than 20 awards from other award giving bodies.

Wicked is a show for everybody. It appeals on all ages from its great music and visual effects.

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