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WICKED

WICKED – A Spellbinding Spectacle at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre

The magical sensation, WICKED, has descended upon Melbourne, gracing the iconic Regent Theatre with its enchanting presence. Celebrating over 20 years since its debut on Broadway, WICKED continues to captivate audiences worldwide, with Melbourne being the latest city to be swept up in its spellbinding tale.

Set against the backdrop of the Land of Oz before Dorothy’s arrival, WICKED unravels the untold story of the unlikely friendship between Glinda the Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. As the story unfolds, we witness the evolution of these iconic characters, challenging our perceptions of good and evil.

The Australian cast delivers a stellar performance, led by Courtney Monsma as the bubbly Glinda and Sheridan Adams as the emerald-skinned Elphaba. Monsma’s portrayal of Glinda is both delightful and poignant, while Adams embodies Elphaba’s complexity with grace and power. The vocal performances of Monsma and Adams are nothing short of incredible, showcasing their vocal range and emotional depth. The ensemble cast is strong, bringing energy and enthusiasm to each scene. The choreography is executed with precision, adding to the overall spectacle of the production. Robyn Nevin captivates as Madame Morrible, while Simon Burke brings depth to the role of the Wizard. Liam Head shines as Fiyero, adding a charming dynamic to the storyline.

One of the highlights of the production is the mesmerizing set design, which seamlessly blends the whimsical nature of Oz with a grungy, steampunk aesthetic. The attention to detail in the sets transports the audience to the magical world of Oz, while the use of puppetry for the dragon adds an element of magic and wonder.

The costumes are a feast for the eyes, with vibrant colors and intricate designs that capture the essence of each character. The music, composed by Stephen Schwartz, is a modern masterpiece, with standout performances of iconic songs like “Defying Gravity,” which leaves the audience in awe.

WICKED is more than just a musical; it’s a journey of self-discovery, friendship, and acceptance. It reminds us that things are not always as they seem and that everyone has a story worth telling. As the curtains close, leaving the audience with a sense of wonder and awe, WICKED leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of all who experience it.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the magic of WICKED at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne. Book your tickets now and prepare to be spellbound.

For more information, check out: Melbourne | WICKED the Musical

Written by: Michael Kent

Images: Jeff Busby