This is why you want to see “Wicked”:
• The musical, which Broadway in Tucson rolled out this week for an extended run, is a spectacular light show.
• It’s a stunning costume and wig parade.
• It’s got an ace cast with pristine acting and singing chops.
• It’s got flying monkeys and a talking goat, for goodness sake.
This is why you may want to skip it:
• It lacks a script that stretches beyond ok, and songs that, with a few exceptions, aren’t terribly memorable.
Yet it is wildly popular.
Kids — often with parents in tow — see it again and again. Heck, even some adults do.
See the full review, plus comments from kids who were catching the musical for the first time, in Sunday's Star.
• What: The national tour of “Wicked.”
• Director: Joe Mantello.
• Presented by: Broadway in Tucson
• When: 1 and 6:30 p.m. today; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. next Sunday, continues through April 7.
• Where: Tucson Music Hall at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
• Cost: $45-$165. A lottery for $25 orchestra seats happens two hours before every show. You can throw your name into a hat beginning 2ƒ hours before curtain. Cash only.
• Reservations, information: 1-800-745-3000, BroadwayinTucson.com or in person at the TCC box office, where you can avoid the hefty Ticketmaster service charge.
• Running time: About 2 hours and 50 minutes, with one intermission.