An astounding twist on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and it’s super WICKED awesome!
As the title suggests, it tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch way before Dorothy came into the picture. It is basically a prequel of the famous childhood story, The Wizard of Oz.
To be honest, The Wizard of Oz has never made sense to me when I was a little girl.
Let me break it down for you. Dorothy’s house lands on a witch and kills her, then D wears the dead witch’s slippers, and she meets cute friends on the way and arrives in a brightly lit green city and meets this weirdo, I mean balloonist (Wizard of Oz) who couldn’t even get her home. All that trouble for nothing. Well, it was not until I got older that I realized the possibility of the story being a political satire.
Anyway, the point I am trying to make is, I’m glad Gregory Maguire ‘cleared the air’ by writing this story. Now everything makes more sense. (Though it could have other political connotations but that’s another story.)
By the way, I need to clarify that this is NOT a sponsored review. I’m doing this review because it is not everyday that a world renowned broadway musical performs in Singapore and I really think you guys should go catch it, especially if you are a tyro in musicals. Of course, the existence of Honeyz is to justify your purchase decisions and hence I decided to do a pictorial review on this world class musical and show you why it truly deserves all the plaudits it has received so far. 🙂
Before I leave the house…
Make up? Checked!
One more photo before I leave??
|Wicked musical soundtracks!|
… and a secret souvenir.
I was hoping they would give me the musical soundtrack.
Fat hope! It’s a WICKED cap! (Which is just as great, really.)
Sidetrack: I really love Jemma Rix’s peachy singing voice!
Profile of the creative team.
And summarized information on the WICKED cast, the musical orchestra and the songs on the soundtrack.
|It’s photo time!|
And then, it was time to enter the theater for the musical.
Oh wait! I need to remind you that the musical is 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermisson. This means toilet break is not until 1 hour and 45 minutes later so you might want to visit the restroom before you enter the theater.
Also, good news. You are allowed to bring food and drinks purchased from concession stands into the theater.
|The famous Time Dragon Clock|
Before I sign off, I thought you might be interested to see how Jemma Rix turn into green beauty, Elphaba.
More photos of Wicked at WICKED’s Facebook Page.
Thanks for reading!