What does a real witch look like? Doe she where a pointy hat, have a wart and practice confounding magic? Perhaps—but
does that make her a villain? Wicked has been taking a topsy-turvy view of a classic character from literature for years
now, and fans never seem to get enough of this exciting musical with a message at its heart: Don't judge a witch by looks
Wicked started as an adaptation of L. Frank Baum's classic children's book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Baum's work featured
good witches and bad witches that were easily distinguishable. The one with the flying monkeys? That's a bad witch. But
when the story was rewritten in 1995 by Gregory Maguire, it lost fans of Oz wondering which witch is which. Get Wicked
Maguire's novel was adapted for the stage as Wicked, becoming one of the most successful Broadway musicals in modern times.
Everyone who loves Broadway knows the story of Elphaba, the green-skinned witch with a good heart who was slandered—and
forgotten. But this musical sets the story straight. Purchase your Wicked Ohio tickets
and you'll find this magical show a delight.