Yours truly had most of the week off, so I headed up to Lansing to see "Wicked" the musical. And just like everyone says, it really is worth seeing. However, you have to keep an open mind!@!
First off, this musical is not a take off on "The Wizard of Oz." In fact, in this story, the wicked witch is fairly nice, filled with human emotions. Dorothy is briefly mentioned. (She actually is portrayed as a whiny kid.) The plot really centers around the relationship between the good and evil witch. You also get a glimpse of the wicked witch's sister, the Wicked Witch of The East. There's much more, but I don't want to give it away.
The music is wonderful, and the characters are meaningful. Go and enjoy. It's playing at the Wharton Center through the weekend.