Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

16-19 September 2020

The Australian School of the Arts is delighted to announce that our Senior College Musical, Wicked the Musical, WILL BE HAPPENING!

Our new show dates are 16-19 September and we will be staging the Musical in our very own Sheldon Event Centre, taking prevailing mass gathering restrictions into consideration.

So, whilst our 2020 Musical may not look the same as the 20 we have done to date, we are supremely confident that the brilliance of Wicked the Musical itself and the incredible talent and commitment of our Cast, Band, Crew and Production Team, will ensure it is as professional and spectacular a production as ever.  Booking information will be shared in the coming weeks and we would love all of our College Community to join us for this truly magical production!  

Everyone knows the story of Dorothy, her infamous ruby red slippers, and her adventures in the Land of Oz; but not all people know the history of her emerald green nemesis, the Witch of the West, and how she became so wicked...  

Stephen Schwartz’s Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz takes place before L. Frank Baum’s classic, The Wizard of Oz, ever began.   

This Broadway Musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz and begins with the death of the Wicked Witch of the West. Through flashbacks, we learn that before Dorothy was even alive, two young girls met at school, became rivals and then the closest of friends.  

One, born with emerald green skin, a brilliant mind and fiery spirit, is never afraid to stand up for what she believes to be right, despite being ostracised by her family and everyone at school. The other is classically beautiful, ambitious and very popular.  These two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch and this is what Wicked the Musical is really about - friendship, identity and standing up for one’s beliefs, even when it seems like the rest of the world doesn’t agree with them.  

Along this journey we meet some familiar faces - Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and the Flying Monkeys.  The Ruby Slippers make an appearance, we learn who the Wicked Witch of the East really was and just how that tornado really got started. Was it an accident, or something more sinister?  

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