Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical based on a novel that runs parallel to film The Wizard of Oz (1939) which is based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900). Obviously, most people who are familiar with the concept of books and movies know about the magical land of Oz. That’s why even for people who lack culture like me, Wicked is something to be experienced and enjoyed. It is something familiar yet something excitingly new.
I saw Wicked over the weekend and it was amazing. If you’re on the fence about seeing it, let me try to help you make up your mind. Here are 5 reasons to see Wicked in Manila.
1. The Story Behind THE Story
I love the concept of looking at an established story from a different angle. It is fairly common in comics with main event books and their ancillary titles, so I’m pretty comfortable with this Oz story that focuses on the witches. It’s just so much fun when you recognize the various references to The Wizard of Oz. Also, I just might check out the book soon because based on what I saw in the musical, I’m expecting it to be seriously clever and entertaining.