Literary Analysis: Wicked The Musical

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Wicked the Musical: A Literary Analysis

She’s wicked! The Witch of the West is wicked! Or so we have been told in L. Frank Baum’s story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Now I know otherwise, because I watched Wicked. Wicked is a truly outstanding musical that has great effects, amazing music, an entertaining plot, and an amazing cast. Wicked is one of the most amazing shows I have ever seen. I would definitely recommend watching this musical. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely best friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, and reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government. Wicked shows how these two friends grow to become the
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It has been awarded 35 different awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards. Its original stars included Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. The original Broadway production won three Tony Awards and six Drama Desk Awards while its cast album received a Grammy Award. Entertainment Weekly deemed it “the best musical of the decade” and it has been hailed as “a cultural event” by Variety. It is definitely one of the most successful musicals in the history of Broadway. Wicked has dominated Broadway for the past 12 years, and it still continues to do so. Since its 2003 debut, Wicked has broken box office records around the world, currently holding weekly-gross-takings records in Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London. It has recently celebrated its five thousandth production. It is still touring, capturing the hearts of viewers …show more content…
The shows will run from March 9 to April 16, 2016. The musical is recommended for children eight years and older. No children under five are allowed to watch the musical. Public sale is on Friday, December 4 at 10am. All tickets are subject to dynamic pricing based on demand, but depending on the location of the seat it would probably cost anywhere between 50 and 250 dollars per person. That may come up to be a problem. Many people may not be willing to pay that much money to see a musical. Many people would rather wait until the Wicked movie comes out so it would cost less. I think that the musical is worth it because of the amazing songs, the amazing effects, and the amazing sets. However it may be too expensive for some people. A typical performance runs for approximately two hours and 30 minutes, plus a 15-minute intermission. I am confident the productions will please