Parkes Musical & Dramatic Society has been in rehearsal for the iconic production of Wicked for over twelve months now. Like the rest of the arts industry, COVID-19 has prevented live theatre productions, putting the future financial viability of the Society at risk. Wicked is the production to get them back on their feet.
If you have seen a production of Wicked before, word is you’ve never seen it like this! Parkes M & D Society production has a very modern twist and is definitely different!
A prequel to The Wizard of Oz, Wicked winds the clock back to the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda (Shannen Toole of Forbes) and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba (Hannah Symonds).
Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroad and their lives take very different paths. Glinda’s unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba’s determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future.
Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Also starring Matt Prow (Forbes) as the dashing Fiyero, Christie Green as the scheming Madam Morrible, Aaron Kingham as a dithering Dr Dillamond, Henry Best as the lovestruck Boq, Georgia Sideris as the beautifully tragic Nessa-Rose and a 42 strong cast and band that travels from Trundle, Forbes, Grenfell, Cowra and Orange to be a part of this wonderful production.
Tickets are on sale now at www.parkesmandd.com.au or you can purchase them from Regional Business Supplies in Parkes.