West End The Musical Wicked

This West End musical titled Wicked has another new character in the form of the Wicked Witch of the East played by the actress named Cassandra Compton. The respective actress has begun playing the role of the character Nessarose at the venue of the Apollo Victoria Theatre. This role was earlier played by actress Natalie Anderson, who had begun playing it early in the month of May in the year 2009. She just finished her contract earlier in the current month.
Ms Anderson is expected to relocate to the Yorkshire Dales in the month of June post her bagging a role on Television in Emmerdale. Lee Mead, who is the ex winner of the BBC One talent search that had been titled “Any Dream Will Do” has also been included in the cast of Wicked. In the respective show he has performed the role of a sorcery student named Fiyero. Wicked is a very popular show and it has been viewed by more than three million theatre fans in London ever since it had made its debut in the month of September, three years ago that is in the year 2006. In fact Wicked is without doubt the most famous musical of UK so far. In fact it could also qualify as the best musical so far this century?

All in all the entire package is great. The stage is simply spectacular and so are Wayne Cilento’s expressive choreography and Kenneth Posner’s awesome lighting that all bring Eugene Lee’s massive set as explained in her book to life. Stephen Schwartz has given wonderful music that set off the variety and also the subtleness of the core subject. Plus the lyrics have been penned to perfection.
Winnie Holzman’s adaptation of the novel penned by Gregory Maguire manages to grab much affection from its audience. The relationship between the characters of Elphaba, who is popularly referred to as the Wicked Witch of the West, and her rival named Glinda has been shown to perfection.
Also the fact that half a dozen years later the current show is still doing so well is a big thing. Donna Vivino who plays the role of Elphaba and Chandra Lee Schwartz who plays the role of Glinda have both done a job well done and together they make a perfectly matched pair. In spite of the fact that Vivino lacks the vocal power that the actresses before her had, she manages to make this role her own. As for Schwartz’s portrayal of Glinda she comes across as even more original.

Owing to a last-minute substitution in this play, the inclusion of an important Broadway performer that is a 2006 Tony Award nominee named Jayne Houdyshell has been made. She plays the role of Madame Morrible. Although it’s not a perfect show and has its share of flaws but it is a must watch nonetheless. Just buy the cheap wicked tickets and enjoy the fun live on stage.