tells the untold story of the Witches of Oz.
Long before Dorothy blew into town, there were two other girls kicking up a storm in the land of Oz. Galinda; blonde ambitious and very popular, and green-skinned Elphaba; neglected and misunderstood.
WICKED tells the story of these two mis-matched friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
WICKED serves as a prequel to the Wizard of Oz, but turns the story on its head.
Adapted from Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, it explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba.
The two main characters meet at University. By a misunderstanding, they end up as roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to care for each other and influence the other choices. These choices and their personal convictions take them on wildly different journeys.
The story pays homage to the classic Wizard of Oz story while simultaneously changing our understanding of it forever.
A cautionary tale about love, friendship and trust, Wicked explores contemporary moral dilemmas such as tolerance and prejudice, and political themes including media manipulation and government corruption.
It seamlessly integrates these modern socio-political themes with contemporary music and references to the Wizard of Oz to leave the audience spellbound.
WICKED effortlessly reveals that there are indeed two sides to every story.
Elphaba Thropp: Catherine Hay
G(a)linda Uppland: Rebekah Head
Fiyero Tigelaar: Sam Mitchell
Nessarose Thropp: Jess Old
Madame Morrible: Stacy Manktelow
Boq: Keegan Pullman
The Wizard: Justin Clinton-Gohdes
Dr Dillamond: David Liggett
Chistery: Jesse Pearson
Budget Car and Truck Rental New Plymouth
G.J. Gardner Homes Taranaki
Tool Hire Taranaki
No One Mourns the Wicked – Glinda & Citizens of Oz
Dear Old Shiz – Students
The Wizard and I – Madame Horrible, Elphaba
What is the Feeling? – Galinda, Elphaba & Students
Something Bad – Dr Dillamond & Elphaba
Dancing Through Life – Fiyero, Galinda, Boq, Nessarose, Elphaba & Students
Popular – Galinda
I’m Not That Girl – Elphaba
One Short Day – Elphaba, Galinda & Denizens of the Emerald City
A Sentimental Man – The Wizard
Defying Gravity – Elphaba, Galinda, Guards & Citizens of Oz
No One Mourns the Wicked (Reprise) – Citizens of Oz
Thank Goodness – Glinda, Madame Morrible & Citizens of Oz
The Wicked Witch of the East – Elphaba, Nessarose & Boq
Wonderful – The Wizard & Elphaba
I’m Not That Girl – Glinda
As Long as You’re Mine – Elphaba & Fiyero
No Good Deed – Elphaba
March of the Witch Hunters – Boq & Citizens of Oz
For Good – Glinda & Elphaba
Finale – All
New Plymouth Operatic Society production of
The untold story of the Witches of Oz
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Winnie Holzman
Based on the novel by Gregory Maguire
Orchestrations by William David Brohn
Musical Arrangements by Alex Lacamoire & Stephen Oremus
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.