Wicked: The Broadway Musical

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“The greater sin is not in being declared Wicked, but in accepting appearances of Goodness.” The Broadway Musical by Stephan Schwartz, Wicked, is a magnificent story with outstanding morals and lessons. I have had the honor of seeing this musical many times in several cities in the past five years that it has been released. This performance has given it’s audiences a new outlook on prejudice and that you can never judge a book by it’s cover. Nearly everyone has seen Frank Baum’s classic, The Wizard of Oz, at some time in his or her life. If they haven’t seen it they have surely heard the story that it holds. The story took on a greater meaning when Gregory Maguire decided to elaborate on Baum’s classic tale (Jones). Maguire wanted to…show more content…
Since it’s debut it started a national touring production cast that travels all over the continental United States. It has standstill productions in Chicago, Illinois and Los Angeles, California. After Wicked had such a great success in the United States it went international opening a production on the West End in London, United Kingdom. By the year 2010, Wicked will be open in Stuttgart, Germany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Melbourne, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan. Wicked has had countless nights of sold out shows viewed all across the globe. It is a powerful show and available to view all across the United States. The Wicked Tour is providing those who are not close to the sit down production in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York City, a chance to see this great show for themselves. Wicked is not available on any type of video format. It is still, after five years, a wildly popular show and is strict on videotaping and audiotaping in the theatrical performance venues. If anyone is caught using any sort of camera in the theatre they will be forced to give up the recording. Without being able to view the performance on video it leaves only one option, and that option is to see it live. I don’t believe there is any other option to seeing it. Seeing this performance live is a great experience and educational experience as well. The show reminds it’s audience of the morals

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