Overview


Synopsis

Stephen Schwartz’s _Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of OzWicked takes place before L.Frank Baum’s classic story ever began. Before Dorothy was even alive, two young girls met in the Land of Oz, became rivals, and then friends. One was born with emerald green skin, with a brilliant mind and a fiery spirit. The other was classically beautiful, with great ambition and incredible drive. The green-skinned Elphaba was ostracized by her family and by everyone at school. The beautiful Galinda was destined to be forever popular. Over the course of Wizard of Oz_ story ever began. Before Dorothy was even alive, two young girls met in the Land of Oz, became rivals, and then friends. One was born with emerald green skin, with a brilliant mind and a fiery spirit. The other was classically beautiful, with great ambition and incredible drive. The green-skinned Elphaba was ostracized by her family and by everyone at school. The beautiful Galinda was destined to be forever popular. Over the course of Wicked, we discover how these two young women became rivals and then the closest of friends – and how they ended up as the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. Originally starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked is an amazing vehicle for two powerhouse actresses, and also features a large, strong ensemble.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Supporting

Baritone



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2003
Genres
Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
the land of oz, before dorothy arrived
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
professional theater
Casting Notes:
Mostly female cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, elderly characters

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