My wife and I ran down to Chicago on Saturday night to see Wicked, the musical based upon Gregory Maguire’s book. It tells the story of the Wizard of Oz from the point of view of the Wicked Witch of the West. We loved it.
I’m a sucker for children’s literature—especially with strong elements of the fantastic. Things like Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Phantom Tollbooth, and so on. Wicked takes the two-dimensional characters from the original tale and inflates them with life. Plus, the music is wonderful, and the talented actors engaged the crowd through every moment.
Edit: Included author’s name.