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Article Teaser: In my opinion, the best stories are those that are about the "other guy." You know, the one who would never normally get the spotlight or have his story told if it were not for the main story line of a TV show, book or movie. Some people might refer to this character as the underdog, but this is not always an accurate assessment.

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Nationwide Audiences Revel In Wicked Fun During Wicked: The Musical

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In my opinion, the best stories are those that are about the "other guy." You know, the one who would never normally get the spotlight or have his story told if it were not for the main story line of a TV show, book or movie.

Some people might refer to this character as the underdog, but this is not always an accurate assessment. The "other guy" doesn't always have an underdog quality. This about it like this: would anyone care about Apollo Creed's story if it weren't for Rocky? Would any want to know a lick about Chewbacca if it weren't for the rest of the Star Wars gang?

This same principle could be applied to the witches of "Wicked: The Musical," which tells the true story of the two witches from the classic movie "The Wizard of Oz."

In the movie, who really cared about the witches in a deeper sense?

After all, the good witch was pretty and helped Dorothy on her merry way and the other witch, the one from the west, was an evil, evil woman with a leftover green spa pack left on her face for far too long. "The Wizard of Oz" was all about sweet little Dorothy and the mutt following her around here, there and everywhere.

Aaaah, but "Wicked" is all about the witches, my pretty. The show provides some very important background information on these women. It starts by telling us how Elphaba (I'd be wicked with a name like that, too) and Glinda, the good witch, struggle to maintain their friendship amidst completely different backgrounds, personalities and points-of-view.

Oh yeah, and of course they like the same guy.

I won't spoil the entire plotline, but suffice to say, you understand by the end of the musical why the two take such separate paths in life. Mostly set before Dorothy steps on the scene fresh from her Kansas farm, there are several references in Wicked from The Wizard of Oz.

Thus far, Wicked has been a smash success playing to audiences around the world. Currently touring some of America's biggest cities, audiences now have the opportunity to pick up Wicked the Musical Seattle tickets as well as Wicked San Francisco tickets. Even the Mile High City is getting a wicked piece of action with Wicked Denver tickets currently on sale.

And while most fans think that the touring show could never be as good as the original, this is most certainly not the case with this musical. The touring version of Wicked the Musical Broadway is every bit as good as the original production.

This has a lot to do with the fact that the show's creators have taken care to maintain an eye on the various performances around the country, ensuring the same stage quality, high caliber of acting and overall amazing theatrical performance that audiences get when they take in a show in NYC.

Moreover, the fact that it has taken in $14 million on Broadway alone and at least $1.4 billion worldwide is certainly some level of testament to the show's ability to dazzle audiences. Wicked is a theatrical delight for fans of the original book to those that loved the movie to those that simply want to know the story of the "other guy."




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