Wicked came out many years ago. I remember wanting to see it back then, but I kept putting it off while saying to myself, “I’ll see it eventually.” That was well over a decade ago. Well, eventually finally came and I took my wife here for her birthday.
I didn’t really have any expectation as to what the play was about. I didn’t research it or read the book, I simply wanted to show up and be surprised.
This show is what they call a “revisionist” show. It tells a prequel of the Wicked Witch of the West’s life before Oz. Then at some point later on it picks up with the story we all know and love. Then it “continues” that story from a different, revisionist perspective. Personally, I loved it and thought it was pretty awesome. As I don’t want to drop any spoilers here, I’ll say this only, it’s a damn good show.
If you are fan of Oz and have been waiting to see the show, go ahead and get the tickets. I got the tickets during broadway week or whatever and got 2 for 1. It was well worth the cost and we had some pretty good seats.
I don’t care for all the singing in musicals, that tends to bore me as I don’t like the style of music, but that aside, this was a great show. Highly recommended! Especially if you can get the tickets at half price!