So, what happens before Dorothy’s house crashes into Munckinland in the world of Oz? Find out as Broadway in Miami presented by Bank of America brings Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts!
The musical, which is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire and the book by Winnie Holzman, brings this untold story to fruition that has always made us wonder, “What was happening in Oz before Dorothy dropped in?” With Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and Directed by Joe Mantello, Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a “cultural phenomenon” you do not want to miss!
This flashback story told by Glinda the Good, tells the tale of Elphaba Thropp who is born with emerald green skin and sent off to Shiz University to take care of her wheelchair-bound sister Nessarose. Glinda and Elphaba become friends as roommates, and the popular fable of the Wicked Witch of the West is told way before Dorothy drops in from Kansas. The performances by Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, captivates hearts as Judy Garland did as Dorothy in the 1939 film. This audience-cheering adventure will have you re-living the timeless classic over again.
Winning over 100 awards worldwide that includes a Grammy for Best Musical Show Album and three Tony Awards, Wicked has become “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster!” The well-deserved Tony Award for Best Scenic Design transitions the audience from scene-to-scene in an artistically captivating method that spellbinds. Entertainment Weekly calls it “The Best Musical of the Decade!”
Get your tickets to Wicked, now playing through March 29, 2015, at the Adrienne Arsht Center before it’s too late!
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