The story begins before the events in The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum’s classic book that was turned into the 1939 film of the same name. Toward the end, the plot parallels the original. Told from the perspective of Glinda (The Good Witch of the North) and Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West), the show’s full title is Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. It’s most memorable songs include “Popular,” and “Defying Gravity.” An interesting bit of trivia: Wicked had its try out run in San Francisco, where it debuted on June 10, 2003. It returns to San Francisco January 23, 2013.
The best part? The Inn at Union Square is just minutes from the theater!