“We’re off to see the Wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of OZ!”
Hey there…it’s me Heather, from The Healthy Hen!
Last night Erin and I went to see Wicked, you know the super popular Broadway musical, yeah..that one…well let me just tell you…GO SEE IT!
We had so much fun. It was a fantastic night and an amazing show. Better than I could have even imagined. It’s my new favorite!
Even if you aren’t a Broadway musical kinda person, I promise you will love this show! From the singing to the costumes to the acting…everything is just fantastic! Grab a few girlfriends and get ready to laugh, cry, clap and have a great time!
Alison Luff and Gina Beck 2014 (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Let’s talk costumes for just a sec. They were absolutely amazing! I mean the detail and the extravagance, completely captivating! But then again with costume design by Tony winner Susan Hilferty, what else would you expect!
Gina Beck by Tristram Kenton
And then there was the singing! I was blown away by the talent! I felt like I was at a full concert with each song. I was most impressed with Alison Luff as the emerald green, Elphaba! Her spectacular voice was awe-inspiring!
Alison Luff as Elphaba
Based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED, winner of 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony Awards, is the untold story of the witches of Oz. It is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.
I have never read the book, so I was surprised by all the unanswered questions (that I didn’t even know I had until they were answered) that the play answered about the Wizard of Oz! So very clever! I won’t spoil any of them for you, but I had a lot of “aha” moments during the show.
Nick Adams and Alison Luff 2014 (Photo by Joan Marcus)
Alison Fraser and Tim Kazurinsky 2014 (Photo by Joan Marcus)
WICKED recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary in October 2013 and there are currently nine productions of the musical worldwide: New York, London, Japan (Tokyo), Australia/New Zealand (Auckland), South Korea (Seoul), Latin America (Mexico City), a U.K. Tour, and two concurrent North American National Tours.
Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented nine consecutive years, WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly.
Gina Beck and Alison Luff 2014 (Photo by Joan Marcus)
It’s funny, it’s clever, it’s a guaranteed great time! Here’s the ticket info!
If you haven’t ever seen it, or even if you have….Go see WICKED!
WICKED will play the Aronoff Center from March 5 – 23, 2014.
Tuesdays-Thursdays at 7:30PM
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2:00PM and 8:00PM
Sundays at 1:00PM and 6:30PM
Thursday, March 6 at 1:00PM.
Tickets for WICKED start at $38 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS(2787). For groups of 10 or more, contact the group sales department at 513.369.4363. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice
Have a great time…then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite part!
Feeling lucky? You can enter the ticket lottery. Good luck!
“A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Aronoff Center with performances from March 5 – 23. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Aronoff Center box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; 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. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.”
Disclosure: I was given complimentary tickets for review purposes. All opinions are 100 percent my own.