Heritage Bank presents an Empire Theatres production
The incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship.
Empire Theatres Toowoomba, 31 March – 9th April 2017
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University in Oz: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba.
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
With an incredible score including Defying Gravity, Popular and For Good, Wicked has been named byThe New York Times, as the ‘defining musical of the decade’.noted that ‘if every musical had the brain, the heart, and the courage of Wicked, Broadway would be a magical place.’
Production images by Craig Wilkinson
Music and Lyrics // Stephen Schwartz
Book // Winnie Holzman
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Orchestrations // William David Brohn
Music Arrangements // Alex Lacamoire & Stephen Oremus
Director // Alison Vallette
Designer // Josh McIntosh
Musical Director // Natalie Otto
Choreographer // George Canham
Lighting Designer // Tim Panitz
Video Designers // optikal bloc
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
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