Who has seen one of Broadway’s Most Popular Show Wicked the Musical? I know a few who has seen it a few times and it looks like we’ll be watching it again as well. We saw it at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa a few days back and it was simply a must-see.. not only once, but multiple times. The props, costumes, and performances were outstanding.
Wicked the musical runs for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long with a 15-minute intermission. It is recommended for the 8 and up but our kinder girl enjoyed it. There were a few scary parts for her, but she understood it wasn’t real life and wanted to see it again.
There are tons of parking spots at the Segerstrom Center parking structure. You can cross the bridge from the second floor if you already have your tickets with you. If not, go to the ground floor where the box office is located. They make exiting very organized as well.
Don’t forget to take pictures at the third floor and purchase Wicked merchandise from t-shirts to snow globes on the second floor. I would suggest having your dinner prior but if you are running short on time (like us), there’s a concession stand at every level of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and enough restroom if you need it (the line gets long during intermission though).
Wicked is the backstory to the Wizard of Oz although you don’t need to see the other to appreciate Wicked:
Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships… until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Purchase your Wicked tickets starting at $44.75 and sing Defying with Gravity with us after the show!
“Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I’m through with playing by
The rules of someone else’s game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It’s time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes
It’s time to try defying gravity
I think I’ll try defying gravity
And you can’t pull me down”
Enjoy the show!