Disclosure: I received media tickets to attend this performance. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
Wicked returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to tell the untold story of the Witches of Oz. Now through Sunday, March 29, 2015, Wicked is the show of the year that you must see! If you have ever seen the Wizard of Oz, whether on Broadway or on TV, then you need to know how the Witches of Oz came to be. Don’t forget, daily show lotteries are being held and you have a chance to grab $25 tickets!
Opening night sold out? It is no surprise that Wicked is taking over Miami like the tornado that took Dorothy to Oz. If you are looking for a WICKED good time this weekend, you will find it at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami. This Grammy Award-Winning Cast Recording stars Carrie St. Louis and Alyssa Fox as Elphaba belting out some of the best songs in the new Broadway era.
As a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, WICKED plays out the story of how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda came to be. The role of Glinda (Carrie St. Louis) was perfectly played as a perky and persistent sorcerer in training that was bubblier than a bottle of champagne. Her quit-witted lines, misplay on vocabulary, and her dreamy love for Fiyero provided great comedy for the show.
Some of the most amazing costumes and choreography were shown off in this show. The intricate design and imagination put into the set alone was amazing. The most powerful scene of the show came at the conclusion of Act I where Elphaba ascends into the sky leaving the life she has known behind. The vocals and energy in “Defying Gravity” sent chills up your arms as the entire cast joined in with curtain falling.
Wicked captures audiences of all ages, from pre-teens to grandparents. Younger children will enjoy the show as much as The Wizard of Oz, beware of the flying monkeys and get them ready to see some dazzling special effects! This show will have you saying “Oh My Oz!” for weeks to come!
Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two 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. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today).
The parental guide lists this show as TBA. I would recommend this show for any children ages 8 and up, and girls especially will love the tale of the good and “bad” witches they know from the Wizard of Oz. Wicked runs for 2 hours and 45 minutes, which includes one (1) fifteen minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase. Drinks and food are allowed inside the theatre for this performance.
Wicked is playing at the Ziff Ballet Opera House in the Adrienne Arsht Center, 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at (305) 949-6722.
Photo Credits @ Joan Marcus, 2014.
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Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post; however, Tiffany received media tickets to attend this performance. All opinions are 100% my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.