By Nancy Johnson Horn, Editor
I applaud your airing a live version of The Sound of Music last week and I’ve got an idea for your next live musical. How about Wicked, the Musical?
You may be just a little familiar with the story, but this story tells the of the witches of OZ, before the girl from Kansas drops in. It’s a great message of not judging people by what they look like and how unlikely friends can come together to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
While I don’t want to spoil the plot, you’re going to find yourself rooting for the Wicked Witch. But you’ll find Glinda the Good pretty charming. Originated by Kristin Chenoweth (whom the role was written for), she’s currently played by Alli Mauzey. Who was absolutely hysterical and kind of stole the show with her antics.
So, if you love drama, incredible vocals and music, a little comedy and strong acting, Wicked the Musical is for you.
Running time for the show is 2 hours and 30 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission.
Should you bring the kids?
While it’s recommended age for children is 8 and up and no children under 5 admitted — personally I wouldn’t bring kids under 12 or 13 to this. My 8 year old son would have not really understood a lot of the things going on and he would have been scared at some of the parts. If you see it with your tween, familiarize yourself with the plot and discuss what’s going to happen with your child.
Go to Wicked the Musical for more info.
My tickets were comped in exchanged for my honest review. All pictures are from Wicked the Musical’s website or twitter feed.