Wicked San Francisco, CA
1192 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
+1 415 551 2000http://www.shnsf.com/No
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and adapted for the stage by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman, Wicked at the Orpheum Theatre re-imagines the Wicked Witch and Glinda the Good from L. Frank Baum’s classic work, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and explores what might have been, long before Dorothy ever dropped in. Wicked creates a whole new view of Oz and the relationship between the "good" and "wicked" witches. We meet Glinda and the Bad Witch (named Elphaba) at different stages of development, including the birth of Elphaba with her emerald green skin. The female protagonists are polar opposites, Elphaba reserved and universally rejected, and Glinda, bubbly and popular. The friendship that slowly blossoms between the two is tested not only by a love triangle between the ladies and the Winkie prince, Fiyero (portrayed by Nicolas Dromard), but also by the choices that they make between ambition and integrity when the dark, political underside of Oz is revealed. Directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento, Wicked features extravagant costumes and impressive sets, including a fire-breathing dragon. Stephen Schwartz's music soars to an almost overwhelming height with songs such as The Wizard and I, Defying Gravity, No Good Deed, and For Good. This show will entertain both children and adults, or anyone willing to lose themselves in the fantasy.
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