We went to see Wicked last weekend. It is awesome.
It is based upon Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. I had not heard of this book, but folks that I have talked to recently that read the book said it was very good.
The story and the music were great and I loved the concept – the backstory of the witches of Oz leading up to Dorthy and Toto arriving. The story shines a very different light on the witches, especially the wicked witch, explaining how they became the people they are in The wizard of Oz.
After watching this play (or reading the book), you will NEVER watch the Wizard of Oz the same way. Of the plays we have seen in the last few years, Wicked is in the top 5.