I got the insane privilege of attending a showing of the musical, Wicked at the Murat Theatre in downtown Indianapolis last Thursday. I will never be able to gush enough about the brilliance of this play!
You must check to see if it is anywhere close to you. Click here for the Wicked Tour Schedule. So worth it to go. Save those pennies, it was 2 1/2 hours of pure exhilaration.
I am a lover of the Wizard of Oz. I must have watched it 100 times growing up. If you haven’t read the book or don’t know the premise behind this play it is written from the point of view of the witches. “Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One — born with emerald green skin — is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.” — Broadway Across America Press Release
It is brilliantly written and makes you fall in love with both Glinda and The Wicked Witch. Besides the plot being amazing the costumes were unbelievable.
Ruffles, and bustles, and feathers OH MY!
Glitter, and color and sparkle OH MY!
Even my husband who is not a lover of all things theater enjoyed every moment of it and was just as mesmerized as I was.
Elfaba, played by Vicki Noon (picture below, left), did a wonderful job portraying the girl who is always misunderstood because she is the color green and therefore left out of all the reindeer games. (Holiday puns are always good, don’t ya think?) Behind that green mask was a voice of an angel. That girl has some serious pipes, holding notes longer than any I have heard. WOW!
Photo by Joan Marcus
Glinda, played by Rachel Potter, (pictured below left) was the perfection of the ditzy, popular and gorgeous blonde who has everyone falling all over themselves to be near her. Even with her better than thou attitude you manage to fall in love with her because you see her heart behind that layer of lipstick and mascara.
Photo credit: Wicked Tumbl’r Site
Here is a sweet tip to get the tickets cheaper if you are in the Indy area.
A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, at the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre. Each day, 2 ½ hours prior to show time people who present themselves at the Old National Centre box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum and then thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.
Also you can go purchase them at the Murat box office and save all the Ticketmaster fees (which saves you about $17).
Box Office Hours:
Monday — Friday 10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
and two hours prior to any performance