Wicked draws praise during its Denver stop
“Wicked”, a world renowned theater production, is the winner of 35 prestigious awards, including a Grammy and 3 Tonys. When asked about the play, Junior Annie Liston, who recently attended “Wicked”, says, “the musical was breathtaking. The actors and actresses were outstanding. They really know how to give a performance.”
“Wicked” is a story that surrounds two best friends who eventually are named the Wicked Witch of the West and Gilda the Good, Witch of the East. The Broadway production encompasses all that occurred before the classic novel, film and play, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” began. It follows the two witches through their lives before encountering Dorothy. “There was a twist of romance and a comedic performance as well. I found myself laughing a couple of times,” says Liston.
The history of how Wicked came to be a Broadway production is rather extensive. It starts with Lyman Frank Baum, writing the infamous novel, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” in the year 1900. The book was later transformed into a marvelously crafted film. Gregory Maguire is responsible for writing the novel, “Wicked,” which was originally published in September of 1995 by Regan Books. On October 23, 2003 “Wicked” finally opened at Gersmith Theater on Broadway.
The most notable aspects of “Wicked” are it’s life-like set, the skilled cast and the dancing and singing numbers in the musical. The song, “Defying Gravity,” left the crowd singing along and eventually in awe at witnessing it performed on Broadway. Liston says, “between the singing, acting and dancing Wicked definitely had the best cast.”
Liston says, “I have seen tons of musicals and I personally thought Wicked was the best.” Entertainment Weekly also acknowledged the production for being, “the best musical of the decade.” “Wicked” tours across the United States and is presently located in Colorado. This may be your only chance to see the play so get your tickets soon!