PowerArts - Wicked witch


Long before Dorothy dropped in, the extraordinary adventures of two sorcery students in Oz ultimately saw them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and The Wicked Witch of the West.

Based on the acclaimed novel by Gregory Maguire that re-imagined the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls: One, born with emerald-green skin, smart, fiery and misunderstood; the other, beautiful, ambitious and very popular.

With songs and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Emmy-Award winning writer, Winne Holzman, Wicked was nominated for ten 2004 Tony Awards, winning those for Best Actress (Idina Menzel), Scenic Design and Costume Design. It also won six Drama Desk Awards and an Olivier Award, and has broken box office records around the world, holding weekly-gross-takings records in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and the record for biggest opening in the West End.

This spectacular production enjoyed a sellout national tour in Australia, followed by an equally sucessful Asian tour, finishing up in 2012. An Auckland season followed, pretending a repeat national tour in 2014-15 starring Lucy Durack/Suzie Mathers, Jemma Rix, Reg Livermore/Simon Gallaher(Brisbane), Maggie Kirkpatrick, Glen Hogstrom, Steve Danielson and Edward Grey.

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