A story based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked is a broadway musical that talks about what had happened to The Wizard of Oz before Dorothy came in to the picture. Its main characters are the magical binary opposites Ephalba, The Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good. Although the story of The Wizard of Oz is a legend by itself, Wicked has made it a lot more encompassing and flawless.
Not everyone has the eyes for a good broadway show, but if Wicked's twelve years of existence in the broadway scene will not prove how marketable and loved it is by the people, then perhaps nothing can. Through the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz and the influence of the original casts Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, the whole world belted "Unlimited" "Popular" and "Defying Gravity", and they are far from stopping anytime soon.
Photo from interaksyon.comThe thing about Wicked, is it is Wicked. In spite of the fact that this year has been staged by new actors and actresses with Jemma Rix as Ephalba The Wicked Witch of the West and Suzie Mathers as Glinda the Good, the magic of the story and the wonder of the songs remain, literally. Magic aside, Wicked is practically a coming of age story about friendship, love, greed, and being true to one's self. With such universal topics on which everyone can relate to, no wonder why the broadway show causes packets of tears and sobs albeit its musical-comedy genre.
If you are a true-blue theater junkie, a music-lover or just a mere spectator, Wicked is one theater show you would not dare to miss.
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Wicked Manila runs until March 9! Contact TicketWorld Manila at 891-9999 or visit http://ticketworld.com.ph/ for more information and ticket reservations!
IT IS TIME TO DEFY GRAVITY!