The Broadway musical "Wicked" is the 6th longest running show on Broadway. It tells the story of what happened before the Wizard of Oz. Elphaba, is a girl who is born with emerald green skin and is always seen as an outcast. Her duty for most of her life is to care for her younger sister Nessa, who was born unable to walk and is in a wheelchair.
When the girls reach college, Elphaba is roomed with the most popular girl there, Glinda. At first Elphaba and Glinda have a rival relationship. It seems as though they could never be friends, until Glinda makes it her mission to help "Elphie" become “Popular” like her. Together the girls tell the tale of how it all came to be and how sometimes even the unlikeliest of people make the best of friends.
I was fortunate enough to see Wicked on Broadway in 2016 and would definitely see it again. For me, being on Broadway is an entirely different experience than anyone can imagine. When watching the show, there was a sense of magic and curiosity throughout the whole performance. The music, setting and effects cascade all through the auditorium and for a moment you feel as though you’re in a different world. You’re able to hear the voices of these characters with such clarity that it helps you truly understand the story and what's going on around you.
There seem to be new twists and turns in every scene and it leaves you wondering what comes next. It’s also unique in showing a classic tale from a different point of view and allows you to open up your mind. If it’s your first time seeing a Broadway show as it was for me, you’ll understand just how truly magical it can be. I went in with average expectations and left with memories I’ll have forever. “Wicked” is a wonderful experience that fills your soul with magic and shows you a different way of seeing things. Which I think is truly magical.