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No One Mourns Seeing Wicked

This Thursday the Wicked tour graced the Orpheum with its classic show, but classic is really the least of it. Bold singing and pit choices practically reinvented the show making those who listen to the original production shocked. The whole musical is about Elphaba the Wicked Witch of the West and her untold story. Told through famous musical numbers and a brillant-ious friendship the audience is taken to…

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Added by Gabriela Leovan on April 16, 2017 at 4:44pm — No Comments

Good News, Wicked Flies to the Orpheum

Good news, Wicked flies back to Minneapolis for four weeks! Playing at the Orpheum, Theatre in Minneapolis from 4/12-5/14, the positively popular production of the untold story of the witches of Oz is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. As someone who knows every set and costume change in the show, I was far from disappointed with my third time seeing the show. The current touring cast gives a new youth and energy to a story that has been…

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Added by Linnea Stanton on April 16, 2017 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

Popular... And Rightfully So

Look, before seeing Wicked, I thought it must be somewhat overhyped. Practically theatre blasphemy, I know, but, in my defense, the bar was set pretty high. Soon after the curtain rose at the Orpheum theatre I realized just how wrong I was. Wicked…

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Added by Elizabeth Donovan on April 16, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments

This Show is Wicked!

For many, Wicked is a household name in the world of musical theater and rightfully so. Wicked first opened its doors in 2003, and the original Broadway cast, which starred Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Glinda) won 3 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards, and 4 Outer Critics Circle Awards. Now it is back and better than ever with the second National tour starring, Ginna Claire Mason (Glinda) and Jessica Vosk…

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Added by Calvin mattson on April 16, 2017 at 12:08am — No Comments

It's Wonderfully Wicked in Oz

Wicked is known among most theatre goers as one of the most successful and iconic musicals of this century. This spectacle tells the untold tale of the wicked witch of the west, Elphaba, and serves as both prequel and sequel to the classic, American film The Wizard of Oz. However, this musical switches things around and suggests that Elphaba might not be as wicked as she seems.

The most engaging piece of…

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Added by Noah Coon on April 15, 2017 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

Wicked - two sides to every story.

Wicked - two sides to every story.

Emma Meents

 

The story of Dorothy And The Wizard Of Oz is very well known. Everyone knows of Glenda the good witch and The Wicked Witch Of The West, but does anyone really know these characters?  Going into Wicked, I didn’t know anything about the storyline other than it was based off The Wizard Of Oz. After seeing Wicked, I now have learned that…

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Added by Emma Meents on April 15, 2017 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Changed For Good

As Broadway’s third highest grossing musical, and ninth longest running show, there was an incredible amount of expectation at the Orpheum Theater as the audience awaited the opening number of Wicked. Since its premier in 2003, the show has received rave reviews along with three Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, and a Grammy for Best Musical Album, and by the final curtain call, I understood why. Every aspect of the show seemed to mesh together…

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Added by Heidi Wiese on April 15, 2017 at 11:19pm — No Comments

They Call it Wonderful, and Rightfully So

The famous tale of an underdog taking a stand for what is right is a classic tale told by many movies and musicals. Audiences cannot get enough of stories that end in happy endings. This well-known path however, was rerouted in one of Braodway’s most popular musicals, Wicked. Wicked, directed by Joe Mantello, follows the tale of Elphaba, more famously known as The Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good and their…

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Added by Kayli Schneider on April 15, 2017 at 11:12pm — No Comments

What Is This Feeling? Amazement.

          For over 10 years, Wicked has been a smash hit on Broadway. On April 12th, the touring production opened in Minneapolis for a month-long run. Of course, because of its relevance and importance in the theatre world, Wicked has a reputation to live up to. The performance on April 13th more than lived up to it. This production smashed my expectations.  I went in anticipating an amazing performance…

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Added by Avery Ronning on April 15, 2017 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Wicked

Wicked, a show I've heard called a theatrical phenomenon. Once again, I walked into the Orpheum with no knowledge of the show I was about to see besides the name of one of the songs and the 90% certainty that it was about the Wicked Witch of the West (I did not know, however, that her name was Elphaba until I had been thoroughly confused for some time). Even though I knew so little about Wicked going in, I have heard for years that it is a great show with great music. All it took was the… Continue

Added by Nick Ericksen on April 15, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Defying the Stereotype

I didn’t want to like Wicked. I really didn’t. Those theatre kids who love Wicked are always grouped together as a stereotype that I did not want to be associated. However, I now know why Wicked is spoken so highly of. Every aspect of the production flowed together to create something powerful and beautiful. Having never seen the show before, I was expecting a cookie-cutter-copy of what I’ve heard…

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Added by Grace Whiting on April 15, 2017 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Wicked

                I must say, I've been impressed with a lot of shows, but Broadway’s Wicked was by far the best I have ever seen.  I didn't know much about the show beforehand, but, by the end of the first act, I was obsessed.  My life will never be the same, and, I do believe, “I was changed for the good”.  

                I love the casting for this show.  Everyone in the cast fit their roles perfectly and it…

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Added by Ruby Schroeder on April 15, 2017 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Gravity Defied

       What does being ‘good’ truly mean? Wicked, based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, of The Wizard of Oz fame, came to be. This production visits the Orpheum April 12 - May 14, 2017 and showcases marvels of acting talent and set design, along with telling a thought provoking message.

       The performance was memorable because of the cast’s fine character development especially Elphaba (played by Jessica…

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Added by Anika Besst on April 15, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

A Wickedly Wonderful Production

 From the beloved classic film, Wizard Of Oz which premiered in 1939 to the novel, Wicked by Gregory Maguire which released in 1995, and finally the 2003 Broadway hit Wicked which has won 3 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards, and 1 Grammy Award, it makes you wonder, why is Wicked so popular?

 

 Wicked is the story of two frenemies struggling to make their way…

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Added by Madi Nelson on April 15, 2017 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Tragically Beautiful

Wicked. One of the most famous musicals of all time, the 9th longest running broadway show, and internationally recognized for its story and music. I’ll admit, before I saw it I thought it was overrated. Preceding the classic story “The Wizard of Oz”, Wicked tells the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West came to be. Directed by Joe Mantello and lead by the stunning Jessica Vosk and Ginna Claire Mason, there was only one thing…

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Added by Giselle Durand on April 15, 2017 at 9:43pm — 1 Comment

Wicked Grows With It's Audience

As I am sure is true of many others, Wicked was what really sparked my love of modern musical theater. As a kid, I had played the West Side Story soundtrack on repeat, but Wicked was unlike anything I had ever heard. I was lucky enough to finally see the show in 2010 after years of obsessing over it. Seeing it again on the most recent run, I was expecting it to be a thoroughly nostalgic experience, which indeed it was.…

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Added by Delia Grimes on April 15, 2017 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Wicked is ‘Pop-u-lar’, and with good reason!

There is something wicked in the Land of Oz, and it’s not who you would expect. Elphaba (Jessica Vosk), despite her rare talent, has spent her entire life an outcast due to the color of her emerald green skin. When she forms an unexpected friendship with the popular blonde, Glinda (Ginna Claire Mason), Elphaba feels hopeful that she will begin to fit in. For the first time ever things seem to be going her way, until one of them is declared good and the other, well, wicked.

Wicked is…

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Added by Liv Krusinski on April 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

It's Wicked, Thank Goodness

Wicked first opened in 2003 and has since established itself as a musical theater staple. Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, the hit musical has won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and one Grammy Award and the London show has won a Laurence Olivier Award. Wicked’s characters have joined the ranks of iconic Broadway characters and its soundtrack, originally written by Stephen Schwartz, is instantly recognizable. With…

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Added by Ella Padden on April 15, 2017 at 4:10pm — 1 Comment

Defies Expectations

I think that it is safe to say that The Wizard of Oz is a huge cultural touch point in American society. From the original film to the “Super Soul” musical known as The Wiz. It’s the prequel to this beloved story, though, that has just hit the Orpheum: Our beloved Wicked. It first premiered on Broadway in 2003 with Idina Menzel as Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West) and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda (The Good…

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Added by Nina Afremov on April 15, 2017 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Thank Goodness for Wicked

Wicked, the musical backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West, is based on the Gregory Maguire novel, which is in turn based off of Frank L. Baum’s Wizard of Oz. There are hundreds of versions of the Wizard of Oz story, the most famous of which include The Boy From Oz and The Wiz. The World of Oz is similar to the world of Harry Potter, in that it is beloved by audiences and is…

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Added by Kate Lawless on April 15, 2017 at 1:40pm — 1 Comment

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