Wicked The Musical Review


Wicked The Musical Review

The untold true story of the Witches of Oz

 

Winner of over 100 major awards including the Grammy Award, the Olivier Award, six Helpmann Awards, three Tony Awards® and six Drama Desk Awards, WICKED is "A complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry and think" (USA Today).

 

The stellar Australian cast is led by Courtney Monsma as Glinda, the bubbly popular girl who becomes "Glinda the Good", and in her debut in a lead role, Melbourne-born Sheridan Adams as Elphaba, the girl born with emerald-green skin who grows up to become the "Wicked Witch of the West". Robyn Nevin plays the role of Madame Morrible, Simon Burke is the Wizard, Liam Head plays Fiyero, Adam Murphy is Dr Dillamond, Shewit Belay plays Nessarose, Kurtis Papadinis is Boq and Zoe Coppinger is the Elphaba Standby.

 

The talented group of performers comprising the WICKED ensemble and swings includes Christian Ambesi, Conor Bann-Murray, Brittany Carter, Olivia Castagna, Eli Cooper, Matt Cranleigh, Joseph Donovan, Sage Douglas, Bayley John Edmends, Todd Jacobsson, Rohan Khanna, Andrew Kroenert, Elisha Zion Lee, Jordan Malone, Emily Monsma, Matilda Moran, Jackson Reedman, Amelia Sanzo, Edward Smith, Ksenia Teliatnikova, Lucas Van Rhijn, Jessica Vellucci, Mietta White and Jun Woodfield.

 

Producer John Frost for Crossroads Live, on behalf of his co-producers, said, "We're thrilled to bring WICKED back to its original Australian home, the beautiful Regent Theatre in Melbourne. The stellar cast led by Courtney, Sheridan, Robyn, Liam, Shewit, Adam and Kurtis are second to none, and have been joined by audience favourite Simon Burke as the Wizard during the Melbourne season. WICKED is a proven blockbuster all around the world, and in Melbourne, tickets sales have been defying gravity. Get your tickets now as they're flying out the door!" 

 

Long before Dorothy dropped in, two other young women meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery, misunderstood and possessing an extraordinary talent. The other is bubbly, blonde, ambitious and exceptionally popular. They become rivals, then friends… until the world decides to call one "good" and the other one "wicked."

 

Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, WICKED has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production features musical staging by Wayne Cilento with original direction by Joe Mantello. WICKED is produced in Australia by John Frost for Crossroads Live Australia, Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone.

 

Experience the unforgettable, award-winning musical WICKED in Melbourne

 

WICKED THE MUSICAL

The untold true story of the Witches of Oz

 

MELBOURNE SEASON DETAILS

Venue                               Regent Theatre, Melbourne

Season                              From 2 March

Performance Times             Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6:30pm

Prices:                               From $79.00 (transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                          ticketek.com.au or phone 1300 111 011

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Review:

Wow, Wow, Wow! Incredible powerful performance, with spectacular staging and special effects. I've seen a lot of shows and to this one tops the list.  Wicked the Musical has it all, powerhouse performances by lead and supporting cast, with comedy, fantastic story telling and state of the art set and special effects. 

Wicked sets the bar in live entertainment, with seemless acrobatics, clever and mesmerising choreography, outstanding costumes and an impressive set design, that utilises the whole stage. Complimented with powerful and flawless storytelling from the hilarious "popular" Courtney Monsma (as Glenda), and Sheridan Admas (as Elphaba), this enchanting story will have you falling in love with the land of OZ in a whole new way.

Enjoy the highest calebra of supporting stars with Liam Head (as Fiyero), Robyn Nevin (as Madam Morrible), Simon Burke (as The Wizard), Adam Murphy (Doctor Dillamond) and Shewit Belay (as Nessarose).   You will be blown away by Wicked the Musical, so embrace your inner green and head to Melbourne's emerald city (Regent Theatre) for a fabulous night of Wickedly good entertainment. You don't want to miss this one!

 

Michelle Warmuz

10/10

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