Musical Review: Wicked awesome performance

Allie Choyce, Reporter

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The Munchkin Land Tour of the Broadway musical "Wicked" was performed at Century 2 October 12 through October 23. Photo by Allie Choyce

The Munchkin Land Tour of the Broadway musical “Wicked” was performed at Century 2 October 12 through October 23. Photo by Allie Choyce

I have to say that the stars of Broadways Musical, “Wicked” was truly magical.  The actors were able to build heart tugging tale of friendship and unexpected adventures. For my first Broadway musical I was fascinated, and never stopped dancing through the whole show.

Jessica Vosk has to be the best Wicked Elphaba yet. She really brought her character to life with her wonderful singing and outstanding theatrics. Her version of “Defy in Gravity’ really brought the house down, with the help of the stage crew and their spectacular stage effects. Vosk brought Elphaba to life, wrapping her motivation and sincerity into even the most wicked parts of the character. Vosk certainly was the girl for this role.

Many other characters were great in their roles. Galinda the Good Witch, played by Amanda Jane Cooper, was also a great choice for her character. While singing “Popular” she was able to add Galinda’s quirky and bubbly personality into her performance.

The only character  I was displeased with was the Wicked Witch of the East, Nessarose who was played by Kristen Martin. I was not displeased with her singing, by any means. I was more upset with how she played her role. She was trying too hard. To me it felt like she couldn’t get into depth with her character.

I especially was impressed by the special effects and stage craft. It really helped bring the show together. During “Defy in Gravity” they lifted Vosk into the air, making her cape fly behind her as the smoke rose into the single spotlight on her. The special effects brought the story together in all the great ways.

If you ever watch “Wicked” you’ll never see the “Wizard of OZ” the same way again. You’ll feel sympathy for the Wicked Witch, frown upon Glinda the Good, scowl at the wizard and smile at the people who helped Dorthy get to the Emerald City. Who knows? The ending might just make you mourn the Wicked.

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