However, upon walking out of the theater after seeing one of the greatest plays ever written, you’ll feel as if you could. Wicked is definitely worth the hoopla my friends and then some. I’ve seen it many times…on Broadway in NYC even! Let me tell you firsthand that you will quickly forget you’re inside the Music Hall at Fair Park because Dallas Summer Musicals hosts a Broadway-esque performance of Wicked.
Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire, this Grammy and Tony award-winning musical tells the untold story of the witches Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. Wicked tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. It’s a captivating tale encompassing humor, fun, love, empathy and heartache.
Wicked has also been declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” (Entertainment Weekly) and I wholeheartedly agree.
Wicked is a family-friendly viewing experience. I saw it with my eight year old niece and several other gals from my family. It’s favored by all of us! Some fans really get into it. I saw a few kiddos dressed up as characters and one or two adults as well…green-faced, witches hat, and the whole bit.
I’d like to recommend The Dining Room for a lovely upscale buffet before the play. The decor and even the dessert table had a Wicked theme. Yes, you’ll want to make reservations. We allowed two hours to dine and it was the perfect amount of time to enjoy our meal, freshen up in the ladies room, and sightsee a bit.
From the costumes to the cast to the music to the writing, it’s all superb. You won’t want it to end. Ever.
Don’t miss the magic of Wicked y’all! You can still catch it this week but Sunday is the last day. What a wonderful Mother’s Day gift this would be, right?
P.S. Oh, and don’t valet. What a nightmare!