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July 9 – August 24, 2014
50 West 200 South
Salt Lake City, UT
The story of “Wicked” is about what happened in Oz before Dorothy arrived, and how all of your favorite characters in The Wizard of Oz came to be. They all met in high school, and “Wicked” tells the story of why they are the way they are, with a few surprises that you don’t get to see in the original story. This is the “other side of the story” that you don’t get to hear in The Wizard of Oz.
Emma Hunton had big shoes to fill in the role of Elphaba, the “wicked witch”, originally played on Broadway by Idina Menzel. She far exceeded our expectations, and dare I say I thought her voice was even more amazing than Ms. Menzel! My daughter kept whispering to me throughout the production how much she loved Hunton’s voice, and how amazing she was. She had us in tears during her performance of “For Good” with Gina Beck, who we also loved in her role as Glinda.
A production is much more than just the cast, and we were also blown away by the costumes, lighting and set design.