See it if EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS SHOW. It is dazzling, breathtaking, and just a brilliant show. Full of fun but also emotional.
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this show, it’s fun, it’s sad, it’s everything you possibly want with amazing music, costumes, set, everything
See it if Like traditional musicals where there is good and bad characters. Catchy songs and memories that leave with you.
Don't see it if You don’t like high note singing or loud musicals
See it if You love the wizard of Oz and want to see a twist on the story
Don't see it if You’re expecting the story of the wizard of Oz
See it if you love musicals
Don't see it if your expecting wizard of oz
See it if you like great songs and like Oz magic
Don't see it if Witches and wizards are not your thing
See it if you love shows with a large ensemble, powerful songs and big sets and costumes.
Don't see it if you don't like dramatic musical numbers or want a more serious show.
See it if You love a big musical extravaganza
Don't see it if You don't want to see something with too much fluff
See it if you want to see a show with some iconic songs, great belts and a dash of comedy. Very child/teenager/family friendly.
Don't see it if you're going for the hype- you might be disappointed. It's also tough to feel immersed no matter where you sit in the cavernous Apollo.
“Although it has been a hit in New York, it seems all too typical of the modern Broadway musical: efficient, knowing and highly professional but more like a piece of industrial product than something that genuinely touches the heart or mind...’Wicked’ lapses into knowingness and moralism...Worse still, the musical decides it has to make a public statement about the importance of sisterhood...Admittedly, the show is well performed.”
“Schwartz’s score, arguably his best so far, is an ebullient mix of grandiose anthems and lyrical ballads while Winnie Holzman’s book expertly blends fairytale whimsy with broad moral issues. Much of the appeal of the story is our recognition of so many memorable characters...A fine ensemble company fizzes with Broadway pizzazz.”
“A solid West End favourite. We’re definitely not in Kansas anymore for this heartwarming prequel of ‘The Wizard of Oz’, showing us why the Wicked Witch of the West turned out to be such a meanie...It has some seriously heavyweight casting history...The show’s big banger is ‘Defying Gravity’...A must-see for anyone hoping to sample a modern musical classic.”
“Unexpectedly witty, enjoyable though far from flawless...At times the show undoubtedly slips into the preachy, but mercifully Holzman's script keeps the gags coming...Schwartz's lyrics are occasionally touched with wit, but what he really specialises in are big gloopy power ballads that allow the two female leads to...soar...At times it's a bit of a mess - but it proves far more enjoyable than I had dared to hope, and deserves a wider audience than adolescent schoolgirls.”
“This stylish and bombastic musical still delivers, sailing over its patchy score thanks to a gravity-defying performance from its current leading lady Tucker...She's closely followed by Beck...The Tim Burton-inspired ensemble oscillate between the hypnotic and grotesque...As in classical ballet, this is all about the women and, even by previous lead Menzel's standards, they are in soaring form here.”