Wicked the Musical Review

by John on October 28, 2009

Now playing at the Capitol Theatre Sydney, Wicked is right up there with the best musicals ever produced. Big, bright and stunningly produced, Wicked is a musical that will enthrall the audience with wonder, while entertaining and holding the fans attention with fabulous scores, great lighting and a magical atmosphere. Stunning, powerful, comical and spellbinding, Wicked totally rocks.

I recently had the absolute pleasure to enjoy Wicked for the second time, after seeing the show early this year when it played in Melbourne. The second time around was as good as the first and if I get the chance, I would certainly see the show again and again.

But it’s the musical that really counts, and what a fabulous production. Wicked knocks your socks right off and the 2 leading ladies bring their characters, “Elphaba, The Wicked Witch of the West” and “Glinda the Good” to life. Their singing and acting are superb and both young ladies make the show special with their unique talents.

Great support from all the cast plus terrific roles played by Millsy and Bert Newton, who plays the Wizard, enthrall and delight the audience throughout this fabulous production.

Wicked tells the story of the the Witches of Oz, just before Dorothy made her entrance along the Yellow Brick Road, where she skipped merrily along to see The Wizard of Oz.

Elphaba is a young, smart and a very green young witch with Glinda very beautiful, ambitious, but somewhat the typical dizzy blonde. Their friendship grows at magic school, but is changed by the happenings in this storybook land when Elphaba’s talent for magic is exploited by those with power.

Wicked the Musical explores love and life, happiness and sorrow and the whole evening ends too qucickly, with the audience totally enrapt by the performance.

Do yourself a huge favor and book your seat before it’s too late. Wicked is simply superb and you will totally enjoy the whole production. For those from interstate pondering the thought of going to Sydney to see the Wicked musical, just grab those tickets and do it.

The Capitol Theatre is such a wonderful venue and only about 5 blocks from the centre of Sydney and close to Darling Harbour. We stayed at the Novotel Hotel on Darling Harbour and it took us just 10 minutes after the show, to walk from the Capitol Theatre to our room on the sixth floor. So if your worrying about the show being at the Capitol Theatre and getting back to your hotel at night, don’t be alarmed. Sydney is safe and the theatre close to all the favorite accommodation houses.

Wicked has a limited season at the Capitol Theatre so dont miss out. Bookings can be made online at Ticketmaster.com.au or Showbiz.com.au.  


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Tanya Ann October 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Totally agree. This is by far the best theatre show I have ever seen. The story keeps you engrossed to the end, and the lighting will amaze you. I was left in awe at the scene where it rains. It really does look like it’s raining right there on the stage. The way the flying monkeys move is also a must see. Wicked has been doing the rounds for quite a while now, so am unsure how long you have to see this musical. I recommend booking your tickets while you can, you won’t regret it!

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