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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Elizabeth Donovan on April 16, 2017 at 2:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
Wicked - two sides to every story.
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…Continue
Added by Emma Meents on April 15, 2017 at 11:37pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Heidi Wiese on April 15, 2017 at 11:19pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
Added by Grace Whiting on April 15, 2017 at 10:56pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Ruby Schroeder on April 15, 2017 at 10:54pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Anika Besst on April 15, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Delia Grimes on April 15, 2017 at 9:38pm — No Comments
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 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…Continue
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…Continue
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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…Continue