The story of Dorothy Gale and her miraculous journey down the yellow brick road in search of an all-powerful wizard is perhaps one of the most iconic family-friendly stories of all time. Villains can be just as epic and memorable as their heroic counterparts, and the Wicked Witch of the West is one of the most recognizable villains of all time, but if Glinda was such a good witch, what made the Wicked Witch of the West so hateful in the first place? One author took it upon himself to regale readers with a novel that would finally tell the other side of the story. In 1995, Gregory Maguire released his novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and in just a few short years the story would be translated to a stage performance with lyrics and music by Stephen Schwartz, with a book adapted by Winnie Holzman.
Wicked Enchants Audiences at the DeVos Performance Hall
Although Wicked has toured 15 countries and over 100 cities around the globe, the tour recently stopped at the DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, Mich., to cast its spell on yet another stage. Wicked was recognized as the sixth longest-running show on Broadway as of their 2018 tour, and over the years the show has won dozens of international awards, including a Grammy win for Best Musical Show Album, which went to the Decca Broadway cast. Original cast member Idina Menzel won a Tony award for Best Actress in a musical, while Eugene Lee took the win for Best Scenic Design and Susan Hilferty won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design.
Where can I purchase Wicked Grand Rapids tickets?
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May I bring my kids to a Wicked performance?
Although most of the show has energetic scenes and songs to go along with them, Wicked Grand Rapids does touch on a few issues that might be too mature for younger children to understand. Wicked welcomes children ages eight and up to attend shows with a parent or a guardian; younger children should be considered at the parent's discretion.
How long does a Wicked performance typically run?
Wicked Grand Rapids has a total run-time of two hours and 45 minutes, but a 15-minute intermission is included in the showtime to ensure visitors have a chance to use the facilities or grab a refreshment without missing scenes from the show.
What can I expect from a Wicked performance?
The production begins with a narrative by Glinda the Good who takes the audience back to a time where she roomed with the emerald-skinned Elphaba in college. The stage switches scenes often to keep guests immersed into the story and the steampunk-like props are a perfect addition to the show. Expect to hear songs like "Popular," "For Good" and "Defying Gravity," which have been made famous by the show.
Who are some of the original Wicked cast members?
The original cast of Wicked included Norbert Leo Butz, who played Fiyero, a classic college heartthrob who stole the affections of the Wicked Witch of the West, and Idina Menzel who brought her talents to the role of Elphaba. Kristin Chenoweth played as the bubbly and ambitious Glinda the Good, while William Youmans played Doctor Dillamond alongside Carole Shelley who graced the stage as Madame Morrible.
Who is currently on the touring Wicked cast?
Hannah Corneau is currently touring as Elphaba alongside Ginna Claire Mason who plays her college roomie, Glinda the Good. Nancy Opel stuns as Madame Morrible, and Jamie Jackson plays the lovable Doctor Dillamond.Back to Top
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