Sunday, October 7, 2012

The meaning of "wicked".....


What is good to one can seem evil to another....
It depends on which side you're on
and are you sure on which side you should be? 
Do you know the whole story? 
Which character are you in it?
The good guy, the bad.....a little of both?
Nothing is, or ever will be black and white
Oh, how we can forget that in life....

When it comes to this show, I would have rather seen it end in redemption rather than running away. Other than that I loved Wicked, and the new theater that housed it!


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With an entertainment line up like none other in the world, Las Vegas is only enhanced by our newest addition, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts! This top notch facility is so much more than a marble and art deco masterpiece.

Look for upcoming features on my blog about The Smith Center, the philosophy behind it, and what performing arts centers mean to every community. They are there for everyone, and so much more than a place to see the occasional show.

45 seconds of "Popular".....Wicked!

60 awesome seconds of "Defying Gravity"....Wicked!


Wicked
(full title: Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace.

Wicked is based on the 1995 Gregory Maquire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel novel of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The original Broadway production won 3 Tony Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards whilst its cast album received a Grammy Award.  Its original stars included Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard.  Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman.
Some of the above is an excerpt from Wikipedia.

Las Vegas/Touring cast of "Wicked"

Glinda..............................................Patti Murin
Elphaba...........................................Nicole Parker/Dee Roscioli
Witch's father..................................Kevin McMahon
Witch's mother................................Courtney Iventosch
Midwife............................................Renee Lawless - Orsini 
Nessarose.......................................Demaree Hill
Boq..................................................Justin Brill
Madam Morrible...............................Kim Zimmer
Doctor Dillamond.............................Clifton Davis
Fiyero...............................................Clifton Hall
Ozian Official....................................Kevin McMahon
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz............Tom McGowan
Chistery.............................................Ben Susak

Monkeys, Students, Denizons of Emerald City, Palace Guards, and other citizens of Oz........
Lauren Boyd, Timothy A. Fitzgerald, Napolean W. Gladney, Antonette Cohen, Courtney Iventosch, Trevor Ryan Krahl, Rick Desloge, Renee Lawless - Orsini, Michael Mahany, Luis Augusto Figueroa, Kevin McMahon, Ashley Dawn Mortenson, Cassie Okenka, Sarah Schenkkan, Adea Michelle Sessoms, Pamela Shandrow, Ben Susak, Mikey Winslow

Standby for Elphaba.....Carla Stickler

Swings....
Todd Anderson, Tess Ferrell, Brenda Hamilton, Spencer Jones, Kevin Jordan, Kelly Lafarga, Marissa Lupp, Christopher Russo

Dance Captains/Swings....
Phillip Dean Lightstone, Shanna VanDerwerker 

Traveling Orchestra......
Conductor: Andrew Graham
Associate Conductor/Keyboard: Justin Mendoza
Keyboard 1: Adam McDonald
Keyboard 3: Sean Greiner
Guitar: Lou Garrett
Drums: Greg Germann

Local Musicians, Las Vegas........
Reed 1: Megan Lanz
Reed 2: Dave Peterson
Reed 3: Bryan Wente 
French Horn: Jeff Johnson
Trumpet: Gary Cordell
Trombone: Dave Philippus
Bass: Jon Rem
Percussion: Alex Stopa
Keyboard: Wayne Green/Jay Alger
Contractor: Jack Gaughan

Orchestrations adapted by Christopher Jahnke


Find it in your city.....Wicked the Musical

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1 comment:

  1. Now this was helpful! Thank you HU now I know I want to go see this production having an understanding of the storyline.

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