Have you had a chance to see WICKED the musical while it’s here in Orange County? You still have a chance to get lost in the untold story of the witches of Oz since the tour will be at Segerstrom Center for the Arts now through March 6, 2016.
Ever wonder how Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, was green? Ever wonder how she became evil? WICKED the musical is the story long before Dorothy drops in. Two girls meet in the Land of Oz, one – born with emerald-green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other, a beautiful, ambitious and very popular girl. This is the story of their remarkable odyssey, and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
I was invited as media to check out the show, so I took my sister-in-law to catch this amazing production. WICKED the musical will leave you in goosebumps with some amazing performances of the most well known, spectacular songs like “Popular” sung by Galinda – Amanda Jane Cooper and “Defying Gravity” sung by Elphaba – Emily Koch and the rest of the cast. Throughout you’ll be singing along with outstanding music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award®-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (My So Called Life, Once And Again and thirtysomething).
WICKED has been declared “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety and “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly. Since its New York premiere over a decade ago, WICKED has been performed in more than 100 cities in 13 countries around the world and has grossed over $4 billion worldwide and has been seen by more than 50 million people across the globe. WICKED currently has four productions around the world, in New York, London, a U.K. Tour, and a North American National Tour.
WICKED the Musical
NOW – March 6, 2016
Tickets start at $44.25
The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 5 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation.
At Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa
SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556-2787, Group Services office at (714) 755-0236
About Segerstrom Center For The Arts:
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence on all of its stages, offering unsurpassed experiences, and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. The Center presents a broad range of programming for audiences of all ages, including international ballet and dance, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, contemporary artists, classical music performed by renowned chamber orchestras and ensembles, family friendly programming, free performances open to the public from outdoor movie screenings to dancing on the plaza and many other special events. The Center’s education programs are designed to inspire young people through the arts and reach hundreds of thousands of students each year. In addition to the presenting and producing institution
Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the 14-acre campus also embraces the facilities of two independently acclaimed organizations: Tony Award®-winning South Coast Repertory and a site designated as the future home of the Orange County Museum of Art. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is also proud to serve as the artistic home to three of the region’s major performing arts organizations: Pacific Symphony, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County and the Pacific Chorale, who contribute greatly to the artistic life of the region with annual seasons at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.