WEDNESDAY 1/1-SUNDAY 1/19. Robinson Performance Hall.
For the uninitiated: “Wicked” isn’t so much a sequel or a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz” as it is an offshoot, delving into the lives of Glinda the Good Witch and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. No doubt, in part, because the original 2003 Broadway musical had stage powerhouses Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth playing its principals, the so-called “untold true story of the witches of Oz” went gangbusters on the theater scene. Tonys were won, records were broken and before long, every regional theater audition panel in the Northern hemisphere was being subjected to renditions of “Defying Gravity” from aspiring soprano and mezzo belters alike. Here, Celebrity Attractions brings the touring Broadway production to Little Rock for 24 performances; see celebrityattractions.com for details and see ticketmaster.com for tickets.