Sweetie and I headed downtown Saturday afternoon to see “Wicked” a touring Broadway musical. It is the backstory to the Wizard of Oz. Judy Garland gave us only one side, this play gives us the truth!. As one character put it, something to the effect of, “Can you believe she took the shoes off my dead sister. You would think she was raised in a barn.”
Sweetie and both thought this production was one of the best we have ever seen. The special effects are awesome, the music and singing are superb, and the choreography is wonderful. (I cannot figure out how the producers and directors can pack so many people on a stage all dancing and singing amongst props and nobody ever bounces into somebody else.)
Helene York was awesome as Glinda but Marcie Dodd stole the show as Elpheba. Ms. Dodd played the part on Broadway. The young lady can really sing.
The total time, including a short 15 minute intermission took about three hours, but it went very quickly.
I give Wicked four stars out of four and a special Do Not Miss this Show recommendation.