Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz

POSTPONED


We have received notification that Redland Performing Arts Centre will be closed at least until the end of May 2020.  Our Senior College Musical has thus been POSTPONED until a later date.  

New show dates/details will be communicated in due course.

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?  

If you had already purchased tickets through RPAC for the May shows:

RPAC will be handling the ticket refund process.  However, please be aware that the RPAC Box Office is currently inundated with show reimbursements.  They have asked for your patience and assistance at this time and have provided the following advice:  

“The RPAC Box Office will contact any patrons that are currently booked into this show to offer a credit/refund, as appropriate. As you can imagine, it will take some time to contact all patrons impacted by this cancellation. We, therefore, ask for your patience while we work our way through the list of patrons booked into this show.”