Created on Thursday, 22 September 2011 00:00
Written by Enilyn Eng
Singaporeans are in for a treat as the Land of Oz descends upon this little red dot at the Marina Bay Sands from 7 December to 29 January 2012.
Based on the popular novel by Gregory Maguire and with the characters created by L. Frank Baum from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Wicked reveals the untold story of how two unlikely friends turn into foes, eventually leaving us with the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, in a magical musical.
Fans of The Wizard of Oz would be given the background story to the creation of two of the most important characters in this fairytale. It seems like the evil one didn't start out so bad after all. Born with an emerald complexion, she begun as a smart, fiery and often misunderstood sorcery student while Glinda started out as an ambitious and even annoying yet popular blonde. A case of the despised and spurned versus the born-lucky and glamourous turned bad.
With Wicked, the tale is told with great tunes by Stephen Schwartz, an amazing direction and set by Joe Mantello and Eugene Lee respectively as well as lovely, witty references to the yet-to-come Dorothy among many others.
Since the musical was launched Broadway in 2003, it has dazzled audiences from all over the world and is the winner of 35 major awards including a Grammy, three Tony Awards and six Helpmann Awards. In other words, you wouldn't want to miss this! The early bird promotion of 15% off starts now till 30 September for Tuesdays to Thursdays performances and A to D reserve seats. Related link:Wicked at Marina Bay Sands website