Before she was the Wicked Witch of the West, she was Elphaba, a young woman whose green skin and magical powers made her an outcast, even in Oz. And the so-called "good witch" Glinda was Galinda, an ambitious and popular girl with suspect judgment. Wicked
, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman's popular musical adaptation of Gregory Maguire's novel, tells the tale of what happened between these rivals before Dorothy crashed Oz's party. Wicked
opens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or www.fabulousfox.com
). The show continues daily through Sunday, January 6 (no performance on Monday or Christmas), and tickets are $28 to $85.
Dec. 12-23; Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Dec. 12. Continues through Jan. 6, 2007