Wicked musical tickets Hippodrome Theatre 4/2015

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“Wicked” will be performed at Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD numerous times during April 2015. Choose best time from the schedule, select preferred seats, get tickets in advance and enjoy great play!

Wicked musical is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a parallel book of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum’s 1900 timeless story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely pals, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda (the Good Witch of the North), who struggle with opposing perspectives and personalities, rivalry over the very same love-interest, responses to the Wizard’s corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba’s public fall from grace.

Produced by Universal Studios in coalition with Marc Platt and David Stone, the Joe Mantello– directed and Wayne Cilento– choreographed initial manufacturing of Wicked premiered on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre in October 2003, after completing pre-Broadway tryouts at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre in May 2003. Its initial stars consisted of Idina Menzel as Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth as Glinda, and Joel Grey as the Wizard. The initial Broadway production won three Tony Awards and 6 Drama Desk Awards while its cast cd got a Grammy Award. It commemorated its tenth anniversary on Broadway on October 30, 2013, and played for over 4,398 efficiencies, making Wicked the 11th longest-running Broadway show in history. A common performance runs for about 2 hours and Thirty Minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission.

The success of the Broadway manufacturing has actually generated numerous other productions worldwide, consisting of various North American manufacturings, a long-running Laurence Olivier Award– nominated West End production and a series of international manufacturings. Given that its 2003 debut, Wicked has actually broken box workplace records around the world, presently holding weekly-gross-takings records in Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, and London.

The credit score of Wicked is heavily thematic, bearing in some senses more similarity to a film score than a standard musical arrangement. While many musical ratings employ brand-new themes and melodies for each song with little overlap, Schwartz incorporated a handful of leitmotifs throughout the manufacturing. Some of these concepts show irony– for example, when Galinda provides Elphaba with a “awful” hat in “Dancing with Life”, the rating repeats a style from “What is this Feeling?” a few scenes earlier, where Elphaba and Glinda had actually upheld their mutual loathing.

Two musical themes in Wicked run throughout the credit score. Schwartz hardly ever reuses motifs or melodies from earlier works, the very first– Elphaba’s style– came from The Survival of St. Joan, on which he worked as musical director. “I constantly liked this tune a lot and I never could figure out what to do with it,” he mentioned in an interview in 2004. The chord development that he first penned in 1971 became a significant theme of the program’s orchestration. By altering the instruments that lug the theme in each circumstances, Schwartz makes it possible for the exact same melody to convey various state of minds. In the overture, the tune is carried by the orchestra’s brass area, with heavy percussion. The result is, in Schwartz’ own words, “like a giant shadow terrorizing you”. When played by the piano with some electrical bass in “As Long As You’re Mine”, however, the very same chord development ends up being the basis for a charming duet. And with new lyrics and an altered bridge, the style forms the core of the tune “No One Mourns the Wicked” and its reprises.

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