Visitors to Oklahoma City have the opportunity to enjoy Wicked, Broadway's biggest blockbuster winner of 35 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® Awards. The extended engagement runs from September 4-22 at the Civic Center Music Hall.
The untold musical story of The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good... before Dorothy dropped in. Based on the imaginative Gregory Maguire 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Wicked takes a fantasy journey through the unseen side of Oz, sharing a tale of unexpected friendship and love. A vivid reimagining of the classic The Wizard of Oz, Wicked spotlights the untold stories of Oz’s most famous (or infamous) characters, namely the Wicked Witch of the West and her unlikely friend, Glinda the Good.
The show follows green-skinned star Elphaba from birth to college and through the life-changing events which eventually label her “wicked,” introducing spoiled rich girl Glinda, local prince and heartthrob Fiyero and even the Wizard of Oz himself, a troubled man very unlike the one you may remember.
As Elphaba, a passionate political activist if there ever was one, fights injustice and seeks to undo the mistakes of the past, dark secrets and personal tragedies shape the history of Oz, paying homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing fans’ understanding of it forever. A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story. Perhaps the most complete and completely satisfying new musical in a long time.
Audience Recommendation: Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted! Celebrity Attractions recommends Wicked for audiences ages 8 and older. Like The Wizard of Oz, Wicked is the definition of family-friendly. But like the classic 1939 movie, younger children may find it too long or be frightened by the show's flying monkeys, allusions to offstage violence and death of a character. Most children over eight, however, will be delighted by the world of Wicked.
Tickets may be purchased via phone (405) 297-2264, in person at the Civic Center Box Office or online at www.CelebrityAttractions.com. Wicked is presented by Celebrity Attractions and part of their 2013-2014 Broadway Season which features White Christmas, Chicago, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sister Act.