Is the “Wicked” Musical on Broadway in New York City worth the ticket price?
When most people think of a Broadway show, they think spectacular costumes, glitzy set pieces, and performers belting so high it gives you goose bumps. One of the few shows that gives all of these very typical elements of a commercialized Broadway show is “Wicked”.
If you haven’t heard about “Wicked” then you must be living under a rock. “Wicked” is a story about Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West (from the story of “The Wizard of Oz”), and how she grew to become wicked, or at least perceived as wicked by those around her.
Wicked debuted in 2003, with Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth as the shows leads. This show would go on to cement both Menzel and Chenoweth as Broadway royalty. As of this post, the show is Broadways eighth longest running show, and for good reason.
I was very late to the game in finally buying tickets to see it. I felt the hype had ruined any chances of me liking it. Not to mention tickets were always so darn expensive, well over $100 on any given night. This year, I finally said “why the heck not” and bought a ticket, with a nice discount thanks to TodayTix.
I had listened to the soundtrack before, so I had a sense of the story and plot. So going in, I was eager to see what visuals go with these songs I had come to know through listening to Broadway showtunes on spotify. She show started… and boom. I was transported.
The show has a wonderful mix of humor and emotion, the characters are diverse and so incredibly relevant, and the story is just enough parts whimsical, and just enough parts rationale to make it engaging from lights up to curtain call. Not to mention, the most famous moment, the Defying Gravity belt… I knew it was coming, because I knew the song, but when it happened my mouth dropped. The show grasps you and takes you along for the ride, and even if you know what’s going to happen, it’s so engaging you can’t help but feel surprised and curious.
I definitely recommend this show to everyone. You’re in for a good time.
In conclusion: Is Wicked on Broadway worth the ticket price?
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