Wicked is a Broadway musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, itself a retelling of the classic 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film The Wizard of Oz.
The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy Gale arrives in Oz from Kansas, and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (whose name later changes to Glinda the Good Witch), who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's private fall from grace.
After 12 months of no income, Wicked is the massive production the Society needs to get back on our feet financially.
Starring Shannen Toole as Galinda, Hannah Symonds as Elphaba, Matt Prow as Fiyero, Henry Best as Boq, Georgia Sideris as Nessa Rose, Christie Green as Madam Morrible and Aaron Kingham as Dr Dillamond, this production will be quite different to traditional versions - with a modern, edgy feel in direction and costumes.
Turning Tables tells the story of five women, all different, all unique and all with their own “baggage” to carry. Each of the women reflect on their past experiences, the relationships they have endured and the strength and resilience they have gained from the friendships they have forged with each other, regardless of their individual differences or social status. However, beneath the surface lies a secret that will floor the girls and make them all question their journeys in life.
Turning Tables is an original musical written by Lyn Townsend boasting a stellar cast of Christie Green, Ruth Barnes, Shev Brown, Maddison Collits, Miles Hollaway and Christa Radley. The musical features hit songs such as Just the way you are, Born this way, My Immortal, Because of You, Danger Zone, This is me, Punk Rocker, Warrior, Dear Future Husband, Stronger, I will never love again, I'm so excited, You are the Reason, Believe and many more.
Turning Tables premieres on 7th August.
Big the Musical
The classic 1987 motion picture fantasy bursts onto the stage in the unforgettabletheatrical experience, Big The Musical. Featuring a witty, moving and insightful book byJohn Weidman (Assassins; Pacific Overtures; Road Show) and a dazzling, energetic,heartfelt, contemporary score by David Shire and Richard Maltby, Jr. (Baby; Closer thanEver; Starting Here, Starting Now) Big is a perfect show for audiences of all ages!
Josh Baskin is sick of being an awkward kid. At a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltarmachine to become "big." To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandablyawkward beginning, Josh is forced to do "adult" things, like getting a job and a girlfriend.In the end, he discovers that there's much more to being an adult than he bargained forand learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.
Complete with Zoltar, a giant floor piano and stand-out roles for adults and children, Bigis a great choice, with family-friendly smash-hits that are full of high-energy singing anddancing.
Auditions: Wednesday 23rd June 2021 and Saturday 26th June 2021. Click here for full audition and show season information.