Wicked the Musical

While on vacation in San Francisco earlier this month, I went to see a performance of the musical Wicked which is currently playing at the Orpheum Theatre.

It was such a fun experience!  I enjoyed the music, the storyline, and performances put on by the various cast members.

It was especially awesome that I happened to be sitting beside a super nice family of fellow Canadians who were from Vancouver, BC.  The parents and their 3 teenage sons were on vacation together. We had some great conversation about the winter Olympics, the G20, and things that we were all doing while in the city.

I would definitely watch it again someday and highly recommend it as something to do while visiting the lovely city of San Francisco.

Wicked is also playing in London, Sydney, and New York.  It is even running on a tour through other US cities including Columbus, Minneapolis, Boston, and Madison.

Great news for Toronto locals too – the musical will return for a short run at the Canon Theatre through October 20 – November 28, 2010.  You can buy your tickets now through the Mirvish website.

What is Wicked? What is the play about? Here is an excerpt from Wikipedia:

Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West, and her relationship with Galinda, later Glinda, the Good Witch of the North. Their friendship struggles through their opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, their reactions to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace. The plot is set before and during Dorothy’s arrival from Kansas, and includes several references to well-known scenes and dialogue in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz as a backstory.

You can also watch a trailer here:

Check out the official website and Wikipedia page for further information.

You can view my photos of the Orpheum Theatre and surrounding area below:

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