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I have wanted to see the Wicked Musical for over five years.” The Wizard of Oz” is one of my favorite movies and when I heard about Wicked, I rushed out and bought the book. Later when my husband and I were in New York, we planed to see the show but it was sold out. Then Wicked was in Phoenix, and it sold out again before we got tickets. Finally, we got tickets to see the musical in Tucson.
I really enjoyed the show, it was worth all my anticipation. If you are not familiar with Wicked, it is the untold story of the Witches of Oz. It gives you a look into the lives of the Witches before Dorothy ever melted or dropped a house on anyone. You may be surprised to learn that even the wicked can be good, and sometimes the good can be a little wicked. The story leaves you feeling empathetic toward Elphaba ( aka the Wicked Witch Of The West). The musical does differ from the book, but that is to be expected.
I would defiantly see this show again, however not at the same venue. We saw the show at the Centennial Hall in Tucson, and I was less than impressed with this venue. We could not see over the heads of the people in front of us, so we spent the entire show scrunched down and leaning to the side, it was very uncomfortable. The couple in front of us weren’t tall either, it’s just the way the seats are. Then during the 15 minute intermission, the line to the bathroom was out the door and all the way to the curb. I am not exaggerating, this was the longest bathroom line I have ever seen. Drinks and snacks were sold outside, and not at the same place. It would be impossible to get a drink, and a snack in that time frame, and forget about the bathroom. Keep in mind you have to be seated before the show starts or you are not allowed in for another 10 minutes. I could have perhaps over looked all this, if the staff was friendly, but they were less than friendly.