Before Dorothy blew into the Land of Oz and defeated the Wicked Witch of the West, Oz was a very different place.
In the re-imagined story of “Wicked,” the novel-turned-Broadway hit written by Gregory Maguire in 1995, we meet two young girls at Shiz University, Elphaba, a girl with green skin, and Glinda, the blonde beauty. These two opposites meet and become the best of friends.
When society pushes them apart, the misunderstood Elphaba becomes an outcast and transforms into the Wicked Witch of the West while Glinda the Good receives all the love from the townspeople.
This critically-acclaimed Broadway musical has gained wild success since its debut in 2003. The original stars of the show include well-known names such as Idina Menzel as Elphaba and Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda.
It is the eleventh longest-running show in Broadway history and has won three Tony Awards, six Drama Desk Awards and a Grammy Award for its album.
You can experience the magic for yourself when “Wicked” returns to the ASU Gammage yet again! The show is returning by popular demand, and with famed songs like “Popular” and “Defying Gravity,” it’s easy to see why.
Performances will begin Wednesday, August 26 and run through Sunday, October 4, with tickets varying from $30 to $150. Tickets sell out fast, so grab yours before it’s too late!
ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Avenue, Tempe, 480.965.3434, asugammage.com, Wednesday, August 26 through Sunday, October 4, times vary, $30-$150